BUILDING on its return to Iowa State University last year, the 2013 Iowa Swine Day has a new format and offers plenty of information for pork industry members, according to a news release.
The program this year, which will be held on June 27, was developed to address topics of greatest interest to pork producers and people who work closely with the industry.
There will be a total of 18 presentations. The program covers everything from nutrition to pig management, disease to personnel management and housing to broad industry issues.
For example, the morning plenary session addresses four key topics: employee engagement and productivity, the impact of disease on diet utilization and pig growth, animal activists' agenda and global success in swine production.
There will be three concurrent sessions in the afternoon. One will continue on the competitiveness theme, another will dig deeper into the personnel theme and the third will provide examples of new Iowa State research results.
Iowa Swine Day will be held in the Scheman Building on the Iowa State University campus.
The registration fee for this event is $60 until June 14, after which the fee increases to $80. Students may register for $25.
The program has been approved by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine for two scientific credits and four management credits.
Full details, including the registration site, can be found on the event website at www.aep.iastate.edu/iowaswineday/program.html.