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PROGRAM LINEUP: Iowa Swine Day 2019 will feature presentations by experts on topics that matter to today’s pork producers.

Iowa Swine Day June 27 at ISU

Foreign animal disease preparation and African swine fever will be on the agenda.

This year’s Iowa Swine Day on June 27 at Iowa State University at Ames will address current issues affecting the industry.

The event will include topics on:

  • status and response to African swine fever
  • successful biosecurity programs
  • a better company culture
  • precision pork production
  • feeding of high-producing sows

 “Iowa Swine Day is a great opportunity to learn, network and build relationships within the swine industry,” says Jason Ross, Iowa Swine Day committee chair. “Topics being discussed at this year’s event are a result of direct input from pork producers who let us know what topics are important to them.”

Expanded educational offerings

The morning session will feature Frank Mitloehner from the University of California-Davis. He’ll explore how improvements in livestock production efficiencies, genetics, nutrition and veterinary care can help meet the increasing demand for animal protein as the world’s population grows, without depleting natural resources.

Wes Jamison from Palm Beach Atlantic University will share how Gen Z consumers influence the pork industry. And Troy Van Hauen of Accelerated Performance Technicians will present a mini-workshop on how to improve your company’s culture by developing and exemplifying a standard of leadership principles.

The afternoon has four concurrent breakout sessions with 16 presentations to choose from. Some of the topics include nutrition for high-producing sows, precision pork production technologies, and causes and consequences of leaky gut. One afternoon session will focus on foreign animal disease preparation, with an update on African swine fever worldwide from David Casey of PIC in China.

Practical management topics

“We are excited to offer a new breakout session dedicated to practical, barn-level management topics,” says Iowa Swine Day coordinator Kristin Olsen. "This new session is designed for growers — individuals who finish pigs and work in barns daily. We hope attendees will leave Iowa Swine Day with a few strategies they can take home to help improve their operations."

The day finishes with a free pork barbecue in the Iowa State Center courtyard, sponsored by TechMix, AB Vista and Lynch Livestock.

Registration is $65, including lunch and refreshments. Early registration ends midnight June 14. Late or on-site registration is $90. Registration is free for students before the early-registration deadline and $45 after the deadline.

Iowa Swine Day will be held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State Center, 1805 Center Drive. Program, directions and online registration are on the Iowa Swine Day conference website. Iowa Swine Day is hosted by IPIC in collaboration with the ISU College of Agriculture and the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

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