The Midwest Pork Conference Aug. 31 in Indianapolis, IN, features 12 seminars plus tabletop commercial displays.
Three concurrent sessions are offered. Track 1 on management and herd health covers porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. Other talks look at weaning age and 10 strategies to successful artificial insemination.
Track 2 on marketing and economics details whether producers should sell their sows, the cost of poor animal handling, market price forecast and economics of purchasing segregated early weaning vs. feeder pigs.
Track 3 on legal and regulatory issues reviews the 2007 Farm Bill, insurance and Indiana's plans to double pork production.
The program is at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites (317/846-2700). Register by calling (800) 535-2405 or go online at www.midwestpork.com.