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International Conference on Pig Survivability set for October

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Event will host 19 different speakers, panel discussions and concurrent sessions.

The International Conference on Pig Survivability will be held October 27 and 28, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Hilton Omaha. The event is hosted by Iowa State University, Kansas State University and Purdue. Registration for the conference is open with the early bird discount ending October 1.

The conference's objective is to facilitate the discussion and dissemination of the most current information relative to sow, litter, weaned pig and grow-finish mortality.

The event will host panel discussions, keynote speakers, and concurrent sessions. With 19 different speakers a variety of "hot topics" throughout the industry will be covered, including the economics of mortality, trends of international swine survivability, the human element in reducing mortality, recent sow survivability research results and social responsibility of pig survivability.

Improving Pig Survivability is a 5-year project encompassing research, education, and extension efforts with the goal of reducing overall mortality in the U.S. commercial swine industry by 1% or more per year of the project. The project is funded by the National Pork Board and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/survivability/.

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