The 15th Annual Swine Conference of the Carthage (IL) Veterinary Service, Ltd., is Aug. 30 at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Headlining the program are:

  • Roy Schultz, DVM, Avoca, IA, will review the cost of production of the big four — Brazil, Canada, China and the United States;

  • University of Missouri agricultural economist Glenn Grimes will comment on the 2006 hog market;

  • Scott Dee, DVM, University of Minnesota, will outline cutting-edge information on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome; and

  • Bruce Weber, head varsity coach of the University of Illinois' basketball team, will be a keynote speaker.

Also, Joe Connor, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service, will talk on unique pig-raising ideas from around the world.

For registration and other information, contact the clinic by phone (217) 357-2811 or fax (217) 357-6665. Details are also posted on the clinic's Web site,