The Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University (ISU) are hosting a series of regional conferences in February focusing on grow-finish management.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Out-of-feed-events – pigs are hungrier than we think, Mike Brumm, University of Nebraska;
  • Antimicrobial use in pork production – will we follow the Danish experience? John Waddell, DVM, Sutton, NE;
  • Water – getting the plumbing right, Brumm;
  • Automatic sorters – producer experiences featuring representatives from Cargill Pork Works and local producers;
  • Optimal selling strategies – comparing packer matrixes, Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, and
  • Local topics and issues – presented by area ISU field specialists.


Dates, times and locations are:

Feb. 21, 4-9 p.m., Sacred Heart Rectory, Early, IA; Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Corporate Centre, Sioux Center, IA; Feb. 22, 4-9 p.m., Community Center, Wesley, IA; Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Pinicon Restaurant, New Hampton, IA; Feb. 23, 3:30-9 p.m., Jones County Extension, Anamosa, IA; Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Marr Park Conservation Education Center, Ainsworth, IA; Feb. 24, 4-9 p.m., Best Western, Marshalltown, IA, and Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Armstrong Research Farm, Lewis, IA.

For more information or to register, contact the Iowa Pork Industry Center at 800-808-7675.