Swine enthusiasts will discuss the industry’s most important issues at the 2004 National Market Hog Conference to be held Nov. 27-28 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nev.

The conference’s open-forum setting will allow breeders, fair staff and boards, youth, educators, packers and other swine industry members to focus on education and solutions to issues, such as national health standards and bioterrorism, the science of the stress gene, Paylean and other feed additives, national animal identification and pork quality evaluation.

The International Association of Fairs and Expositions, the North American Livestock Show and Rodeo Managers Association, the National Swine Registry, the National Pork Board and the National Market Hog Task Force coordinate the conference.

 Participants will also give input on the design of Symbol III and the ideal market hog, and they will address show management concerns, including judge selection and educational youth programs.

“This conference will offer recommendations and provide resource material for anyone interested in the continued success of market hog shows and youth swine projects,” says Darrell Anderson, CEO, National Swine Registry.

Conference registration costs $45, and airline discounts are available through Northwest, Delta or United Airlines.

To obtain a registration form, contact the National Swine Registry at 765-463-3594 or
e-mail   nsr@nationalswine.com