An international conference on feed efficiency in swine is planned for Nov 8-9 in Omaha, Neb., according to event coordinators. The conference, scheduled to take place at the Qwest Center, will focus on all aspects of feed efficiency in growing/finishing swine. Organizers of the event invite you to attend this very timely event, held when feed costs are among the highest in memory.

The conference will feature more than a dozen topics including feed management, nutrition, genetic selection as well as the role of dietary amino acids on feed efficiency. The conference will provide results of the latest scientific research in such diverse areas as nutrition, health, feed processing, barn management, genetics, immunology and physiology. People with a strong technical interest in pork production, such as pork producers, industry suppliers, nutritionists, consultants, veterinarians and researchers are all welcome to attend.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel located in downtown Omaha within the restored downtown area. The Hilton Omaha is a full-service hotel offering comfortable accommodations near the Old Market. All rooms will be fully renovated in time for this conference. The meetings will be held at the Qwest Center, a multi-purpose facility with excellent facilities for a conference of this nature. It is conveniently linked to the Hilton Hotel for attendee comfort and convenience.

Program developers include John Patience, Iowa State University, Mike Tokach, Kansas State University and Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University. For more information, contact Patience at or Tokach at

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