The new National Swine Nutrition Guide will arrive this month with a series of regional training courses organized by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence. The guide, funded by a United Soybean Board grant, was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, agri-businesses and the USPCE. It consists of nutrition fact sheets, nutrient recommendation tables, and diet formulation and evaluation software.

The Swine Nutrition Guide will be distributed and explained at a series of regional conferences. For those attending one of the conferences, the guide will be included with an $80 conference registration. It also will be available for purchase separately for $125.

The remaining regional conferences will be held Feb. 11 in Raleigh, N.C.; Feb. 17 in Kansas City, Mo.; Feb. 24 in Indianapolis; March 5 in Sioux City, Iowa; and March 11 in Owatonna, Minn.

To register, call (515) 294-2490. Conference registration will be open up to two weeks prior to each session.

Members of the National Swine Nutrition Guide Steering Committee will administer the training conferences.

“This development effort has been a great collaboration between the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, several Extension swine nutritionists and all the major feed companies,” says David Meisinger, USPCE director. “The result is a reference book and software that will be of great value to the pork industry for years to come.”