The 73rd Minnesota Nutrition Conference will provide a forum for feed industry professionals to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. Speakers from throughout North America bring the latest concepts in livestock feeding to the upper Midwest.

But this two-day conference is not just for animal nutritionists or feed-industry specialists, organizers emphasize. Producers, herd managers, consultants, veterinarians and others who want to gain insights into research and trends in animal nutrition are encouraged to attend.

An annual conference, this year’s event is set for Sept. 18-19, to be held at the Holiday Inn, Owatonna, Minn. The focus this year will be on "Feed Efficiency Challenges".  Conference highlights include University of Minnesota Research Updates, and sessions on Ruminant and Non-ruminant nutrition as well as a session on Equine nutrition.

A Pre-conference Symposium entitled "Improving Utilization of Feed" is being sponsored by DuPont Industrial Biosciences. The symposium will provide information on use of new feeding technologies and concepts including applications and uses of feed enzymes, anti-nutrients, substrates, gut health and microflora, and host interactions.

The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is presented by the University of Minnesota Animal Science and Extension Departments. You can check the website for updates, including a detailed program agenda and list of speakers. Also, on-line registration will be available there as well.