Iowa Swine Day Will Be Held July 25th in Ames

Learn the latest in pork industry trends and technology at annual event


(SBA) - Pork producers and others involved with swine production can learn the most current information on emerging critical industry topics at Iowa Swine Day, July 25 at the Iowa State Center in Ames. Sessions will be presented by renowned speakers from the U.S. and around the world. The event is oganized and presented by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.

The planning committee of producers and allied industry representatives ensures that no two programs are alike, and that every program offers information not available elsewhere.

Following the morning plenary session and lunch, participants will choose their own schedule from the four concurrent topical sessions with four presentations in each: current topics, improving on-farm labor, protecting herd health and Iowa State research. With speaker consent, sessions are recorded and provided later on the Pork Center’s YouTube channel.

The preconference symposium, on July 24, will feature eight leading swine industry experts presenting Soybean Meal 360. Moderated by David Holzgraefe, the topics include the dynamic landscape of increased soybean meal availability, the expanding horizons of soybean meal discoveries in swine diets and field-proven feeding strategies for improving pork production. The preconference symposium runs from 12:30-5 p.m. July 24, at the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive.

Including the preconference symposium, there are six primary sessions, 28 individual talks, 31 speakers and more than 30 sponsors. Cost is $85 and parking for all events is free. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the official program starts at 8 a.m. at Stephens Auditorium, 1900 Center Drive.

All attendees registered for Iowa Swine Day are welcome to attend the symposium as well as the swine networking social following the event. Sponsored by AB Vista, Iowa Pork Industry Center, Lynch Livestock and TechMix, the social starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, at 2508 Mortensen Road.

Registration cost for the networking social is $85. Students may attend at no charge and preregistration is strongly encouraged. Walk-in registration is discouraged.

The full program, information, registration forms and directions to the venues are available on the Iowa Swine Day conference website.

Iowa Swine Day is hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center with support provided by Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.