MU 2008 Swine Institute set for Nov. 11-12
The University of Missouri Extension Commercial
Agriculture 2008 Swine Institute will take place Nov. 11 and 12 at the Courtyard
by Marriott in Columbia. This year's theme, "Weathering the Storm," will address
forces affecting the Missouri swine industry and offer insights on how to face
This year's topics include environmental pressures; improving feed
efficiency to compensate for higher feed and fuel costs; the use of alternative,
lower-cost feeds; improving energy use; and thermal comfort of pigs. The 2008
Swine Institute will provide strategies to help producers monitor and manage
with more efficiency.
Mike Brumm of the Brumm Swine Consultancy in North
Mankato, Minn., will be a featured speaker. National Hog Farmer magazine named
Brumm one of the top 50 people influencing the swine industry in the last 50
The agricultural activist Trent Loos will be the keynote speaker.
Loos, a sixth-generation farmer, will speak on his mission to share the positive
story of production agriculture with consumers and the world. His radio show,
"Loos Tales," is heard daily by 3 million listeners on nearly 100 stations
across the Midwest.
The Institute begins Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. and
concludes at noon the following day. Pre-registration is encouraged.
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