The first Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference is scheduled for Sept. 5, in Indianapolis, Ind. The day-long event is sponsored by the University of Illinois Department, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, University of Kentucky and Purdue University.

The nutrition conference precedes the first Midwest Pork Conference, which will be held Sept. 6-7, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Topics and speakers for the swine nutrtion conference include:

  • Organic Selenium for swine Implications for Improving Human Health- Don Mahan, animal scientist, The Ohio State University.
  • Nutritional Requirements of Paylean-Fed Pigs- Brian Reichert, animal scientist, Purdue University.
  • Fatty Acid Nutrition of Swine: CLA and Omega-3 Merlin Lindemann, animal scientist, University of Kentucky.
  • Animal Protein By-Product Ingredients in Swine Rations- Gary Pearl, Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Bloomington, Ill.
  • Futuristic Aspects of Biotech Foods for Livestock and Humans- Gary Hartnell, Monsanto, St. Louis, Mo.

Registration for the swine nutrition conference is $100 per person through Aug. 31. After that date, registration is $150 per person. For more information contact Tip Cline, Purdue University animal scientist, at (765) 494-4846 or send an e-mail to