Two keynote addresses will be given at the 10th annual Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference, Sept. 9 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis, IN.

“Perspectives from Washington: Policies Impacting Animal Agriculture” features Lowell Randel, Washington, DC, representative for the Federation of Animal Science Societies.

“Near Infrared (NIR) (analysis) of Feedstuffs and Enhancement of NIR for Prediction of Nutrient Availability,” features John Black of John L. Black Consulting, Warrimoo, Australia.

Other presentations include:

  • Overview of environmental monitoring research at Purdue University with Brian Richert and Scott Radcliffe
  • Salmonella transmission, dissemination, colonization and control with Paul Ebner of Purdue University
  • Vomitoxin – How do we correct the problem in the future? with Don Mahan of Ohio State University
  • Net energy – current status with Jim Pettigrew of the University of Illinois
  • Linking our understanding of mammary gland metabolism to amino acid nutrition with Nathalie Trottier of Michigan State University and
  • A perspective on changes in the feed industry in the next 10 years with Pearse Lyons of Alltech Biotechnology Center.

Conference registration is $100 per person through Aug. 31 and $150 per person after Aug. 31 or on site. For further information, contact Merlin Lindemann at (859) 257-7524 or or visit to register online.