The 2007 Leman Swine Conference is Sept. 15-18 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.

Preconference workshops on Sept. 15 cover reproduction and managing gene transfer; diagnostic sampling, testing and interpretation; analyzing production and financial data; and a Pork Quality Assurance-Plus Workshop.

Preconference workshops on Sept. 16 include tools for making economic decisions; swine disease eradication: new approaches to managing old problems; statistical analysis; and swine nutrition and dealing with the new realities of higher feed costs.

Keynote presentations Sept. 17 feature Scott Dee, DVM, University of Minnesota, with an update on area spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, and Jeff Shaw of the University of Minnesota with a report on design and implementation of effective pay performance programs.

Keynote presentations Sept. 18 consist of Steve Dritz, DVM, Kansas State University, with a lecture on the science of pig production, and Joaquim Segales, DVM, University of Barcelona (Spain), with a discussion of porcine circovirus type 2.

For more details on the conference and how to register, call (612) 624-3434 or (800) 380-8636 or e-mail vop@umn.edu.