Iowa Swine Day 2013 Will Address Valuable Production Topics

AMES, Iowa — A world of information will be available to pork producers at the Iowa Swine Day Thursday, June 27. The event at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.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 will feature internationally recognized 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 program targets specific producer needs and brings in highly qualified specialists to address technical aspects of the topics,” Patience said. “This conference is designed to help producers make informed production system decisions.”

Participants will 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 program details can be found at the event website

Online registration is available at Registration fee is $60 if made before midnight June 14; late registration is $80. Student registration fee is $25. Registration includes lunch, refreshments breaks and a copy of the conference notebook.