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Four Star Pork Industry Conference set for Sept. 12-13

August 1, 2023

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National Pork Board

Economic outlook, labor issues and open-pen gestation will be among the topics addressed at  the 2023 Pork Industry Conference hosted by Four Star Veterinary Service to be held Sept. 12-13 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana. 

New this year is a rapid-fire session with Four Star veterinarians answering swine health questions from the participants to wrap up the conference. 

Speakers and presentations 

On Tuesday evening, participants will gather for a reception and dinner, with time to visit with onsite vendors. On Wednesday, breakfast will kick off the day's events, with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. (EST). The speakers and sessions include:  

  • Paul Kalmbach, Jr., president, Kalmbach Feeds, will present a producer-to-producer 2023 industry outlook.

  • Steve Meyer, lead economist with Partners for Production Agriculture, will provide an in-depth look at the current pork-industry economic conditions and what to expect going forward. 

  • Taylor Rock, production supervisor, Heimerl Farms, will discuss labor issues that pork producers are facing, as well as a USA and international recruitment development plan.

  • Jason Woodworth, research professor, Kansas State University, will offer guidance on nutritional approaches to consider during down markets and tight margins. 

  • Alan and Jeff Wuebker, co-owners of Wuebker Farms, LLC, will discuss their thought process in converting to open-pen sow gestation.

Rounding out Wednesday is the Swine Health Rapid-Fire Session with Four Star veterinarians, followed by lunch and vendor visits. During all sessions participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. 

Early bird registration is $25 per person. There is a group discount available for five or more registrants for $20 per person. After Aug. 11, registration is $40 per person. All registrations include the welcome reception and dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 12 as well as breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Click here to register and view additional information. 

2023 event sponsors include: Zoetis, Elanco, Merck Animal Health, Newport Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, DNA Genetics, ARKO Laboratories, Essential Ag Solutions, Aurora Pharmaceutical, Bimeda, Zinpro, Hog Slat, TechMix, Animal Health International, IHT Group, Neogen, MSP[RS] Resistant Starch, Endovac Animal Health, Huvepharma, Pharmgate Animal Health, MWI Animal Health, Ralco, Central Life Sciences, Topigs Norsvin USA, Ceva Animal Health and Automated Production.

Four Star Veterinary Service, LLC has 24 veterinarians based in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa.

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