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Iowa Swine Day 2013 to Address Valuable Production Topics

by 5m Editor
28 May 2013, at 8:11am

US - A world of information will be made available to pork producers at the Iowa Swine Day on Thursday 27 June.

The event at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames will run from 9a.m. to 5p.m. This is the second year Iowa State, Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Pork Industry Center have organized the one-day event for the swine industry.

The morning plenary session features internationally recognised swine specialists speaking on the animal rights agenda, global success in pork production, impact of disease on grow-finisher pig digestibility, metabolism and tissue accretion, and employee engagement and productivity, according to John Patience, event co-chair and animal science professor at Iowa State.

“This year’s conference programme targets specific producer needs and brings in highly qualified specialists to address technical aspects of the topics,” Professor Patience said. “This conference is designed to help producers make informed production system decisions.”

Participants can select five of 18 afternoon sessions – including management strategies, production input data collection, employee retention, effects of heat stress, swine influenza and housing management. Participants will receive a binder with all presentations.

Full programme details can be found at the event web site.

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