Swine Conference to Address Feed Efficiency

Kelly MarshallEducation, Events, Feed, Pork, Swine

K StateKansas State University and Iowa State University have joined forces to put on the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct. 21-22, 2015.

“We’re excited to bring together swine producers – owners and managers – with scientists, from geneticists to nutritionists and extension specialists, to discuss a wide range of topics related to feed efficiency, including making an antibiotic-free management system work,” said Mike Tokach, extension swine specialist with K-State Research and Extension. “Anybody interested in lowering cost of production by improving feed efficiency of growing pigs or the sow herd should plan to attend.”

iowa-state-logo-2The target audience also includes those who work in feed processing and the pharmaceutical sector, as well as students planning to work in any of those sectors.

The program will cover the results of a five-year Feed Efficiency in Swine Research project conducted by K-State and ISU, plus three international universities. The conference includes breakout sessions following four different tracks, so producers and other attendees can get intensive information in one or two areas or choose from an array of presentations, said K-State extension swine specialist, Joel DeRouchey.

“There is something for everyone connected to the swine industry, whether involved in feed processing, genetics, management of any kind of swine operation or reproduction, they’ll be covered,” DeRouchey said.

Registratation is avaliable to the first 400 participants at $200 per person.  All those who register after that will need to pay $300 per person.  Student registration is $60 per person.  Learn more at www.swinefeedefficiency.com/icfes.html.