The 2004 National Market Hog Conference will be Nov. 27-28 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, NV.

The opening forum focuses on education and solutions to national health standards and bioterrorism, the science of the stress gene, ractopamine and other feed additives, national animal identification and pork quality evaluation.

Participants will also give input on the design of Symbol III, depicting the ideal market hog, and address show management concerns including judge selection and educational youth programs.

To register, phone the National Swine Registry at (765) 463-3594 or e-mail nsr@nationalswine.com.