Indiana Pork, coordinators of the Midwest Pork Conference, projects over 250 pork producers, farm managers, contract growers and others affiliated with the pork industry will attend this annual event Sept. 15, 2010 at the Hendricks County Conference Complex in Danville, IN.
Keynote speaker is Michele Payn-Knoper, Lebanon, IN, who champions agriculture and urges the food-producing industry to become more integrally involved with social media to spread their positive message.
Other talks cover contract finishing, sow care management, antibiotics issues in the legislature by the National Pork Producers Council, scours and preweaning mortality, animal welfare and public relations for pork producers.
Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt will review the 2010 hog forecast.
Tom Gillespie, DVM, Rensselaer (IN) Swine Services and Max Rodibaugh, DVM, Frankfort, IN, team up to discuss the future prospects for elimination of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and porcine circovirus.