A series of regional conferences are scheduled for introduction and review of The National Swine Nutrition Guide. The conferences, to begin in February, will be administered by members of the National Swine Nutrition Guide Steering Committee.
The guide, consisting of nutrition fact sheets, nutrient recommendation tables and diet formulation and evaluation software, will be included with an $80 conference registration. The guide is also available to purchase separately for $125.
The National Swine Nutrition Guide was funded by a United Soybean Board grant and was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, agri-businesses and the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence.
The six regional training conferences will be held in: Moses Lake, Wash. on Feb. 5; Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 11; Kansas City, Mo. on Feb. 17; Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb. 24; Sioux City, Iowa on March 5; and Owatonna, Minn. on March 11. To register or learn more. Information is also available by calling (515) 294-2490. Conference registration will be open until two weeks prior to each session.
The sessions will focus on the use and application of the guide and also will include a demonstration of the Diet Formulation and Evaluation software program.
“This development effort has been a great collaboration between the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, several extension nutritionists and all the major feed companies. The result is a reference book and software that will be of great value to the industry for years to come,” said David Meisinger, director of USPCE.