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Carolina Nutrition Conference Looks at Alternative Feedstuffs

TAGS: Nutrition

The 2007 Carolina Swine Nutrition Conference is planned for Nov. 12-13 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, NC.

Scheduled the evening of Nov. 12 is an opening reception and speaker dinner.

The Nov. 13 program includes an opening address by Aaron Gaines, director of nutrition and production for The Maschhoffs, Inc., covering the practical aspects of feeding distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to swine. Brian Kerr of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service will review the use of alternate feedstuffs.

Ruurd Zijlstra of Wageningen University, The Netherlands, will discuss application of enzymes to improve digestion of high-fiber ingredients. Fellow scholar Walter Gerrits of Wageningen University will cover energy utilization of dietary fiber in swine and implications for net energy.

The afternoon program begins with a panel discussion on co-products from biofuels for swine.

Chad Stahl, new associate professor and Extension swine nutritionist at North Carolina State University (NCSU), will discuss development of novel technologies for swine production.

Sungwoo Kim, new associate professor at NCSU, will explain protein and amino acid needs for pregnant and lactating sows to improve reproductive outcome.

Jamie Matthews of the University of Kentucky will translate genomics and proteomics to applications in nutrition programs.

Final speaker Mickey Latour of Purdue University will address the impact of diet and growth on pork composition and quality.

For more details, contact NCSU at (919) 941-5050.