The St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn., will host the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on Sept. 15-18.

The University of Minnesota presents the Leman Swine Conference annually as an educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the pork production industry, and each year hundreds of participants from over 20 countries attend.

A series of pre-conference seminars kick off the event on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16, requiring separate registration and payment schedules. You can access detailed  information at Here’s a snapshot of the topics that will be addressed.

  • University of Alberta/University of Minnesota Reproduction Workshop
  • Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome CAP Session
  • University of Georgia/University of Minnesota Marketing Workshop: Defining the Grow/Finish Productivity Optimum
  • Carlos Pijoan SDEC Symposium on Managing Filtered Swine Farms
  • Crunching the Numbers: Basic Tools and Approaches for Analyzing Data
  • The Latest on Sow Housing

The regular conference begins on Sunday evening with a welcome reception held at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront. On Monday, Sept. 17 through 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 numerous general and break-out sessions get underway. Monday and Tuesday also include table-top exhibits featuring products and services from major players in swine production, animal health management and marketing from around the world.

Some of the session topics will address, swine influenza virus, sow longevity, antibiotics and public health, swine marketing and transportation, PRRS virus, Mycoplasma research and feed efficiency.

For housing options, more details about all of the conference sessions, as well as registration information, go to