People interested in attending the International Feed Efficiency in Swine Conference in Omaha, NE, on Nov. 8-9 that’s coordinated by Iowa State University animal science professor John Patience now have until the end of the business day this Friday, Oct. 7 to register at the early bird rate of $175 per person.

“We extended the early bird deadline to Friday and hope people will take advantage of the later date to save $100 when registering by that date,” Patience says. “Students who register by Friday will pay just $50, compared to $100 after Friday.”

The two-day conference is targeted toward anyone with a highly technical interest in pork production and swine feed efficiency topics, including pork producers, industry suppliers, veterinarians, researchers and pork producer organizations.

The conference is being held at the Hilton Hotel/CenturyLink Center (formerly Qwest Center) in Omaha, and features presentations by experts from five countries, including four U.S. states, affiliated with a variety of private industry and educational institutions.

Full details on the conference, including the full program and registration forms are available on the conference Web site:

Patience says the response to the conference from the swine feed and efficiency world has been positive beyond expectations, and encouraged people to also book rooms at the Omaha Hilton as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A block of rooms at the Hilton Hotel has been reserved at a special rate for this conference. These reservations must be made via the link on this conference Web page in order to receive the special rate of $119 per night and discounted Internet access fees. This rate is available until Oct. 17 or until the group block is sold out, whichever happens first.