International Pig Survival Conference scheduled for October 27-28 | Livestock


Kansas State University will co-host a conference that aims to provide the most recent information on sow mortality, litters, weaned pigs and final growth.

University officials said the International Pig Survival Conference is scheduled for Oct. 27-28 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Hilton Omaha.

“By offering presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders and scientific experts, we want to bring the industry together to drive change,” said Joel DeRouchey, hog specialist at K-State Research and Extension. “We want participants to leave with a sense of urgency about the issue of mortality and some practical ideas on what to do about it.”

Jason Ross, director of the Iowa Pork Center, said that “the conference will feature speakers from a range of pork-related companies and organizations who will discuss relevant and take-home messages to impact the pig survival “.

Registration for the conference is now open at Early bird registration of $ 200 ends October 1; after that, registration will cost $ 300. Students benefit from a reduced registration rate.

The event is hosted by K-State, Iowa State University and Purdue University. A full schedule and accommodation information is available online.

The International Pig Survival Conference is part of the Improving Pig Survival Project, a five-year interdisciplinary, multi-university project funded by the National Pork Board and the Food and Agriculture Foundation. The group aims to reduce mortality in the US hog industry by 1% or more per project year.


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