Pork Producers Encouraged to Attend 2016 University of Missouri Swine Institute

Columbia, Mo.—On November 22, the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program will host the 2016 University of Missouri Swine Institute at the Pork Place in Sedalia, Missouri. The program is designed to inform Missouri swine industry leaders of the latest research impacting swine production.  Registration will begin at 10:00 am, and the Institute will start at 10:45 am.  The following topics and speakers will be featured during the Institute:


  • Site Assessment – New Features – Ryan Milhollin, University of Missouri Extension
  • Biosecurity and Antibiotics in Manure – Teng Teeh Lim, University of Missouri
  • Preparing for the VFD – Corinne Bromfield, DVM, University of Missouri
  • Animal Ag’s Economic Contribution – Ryan Milhollin, University of Missouri Extension
  • Pork Industry Issues – Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board
  • Pork Industry Issues – Neil Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council
  • Understanding and Using the Design Storm Alert System – Pat Guinan, University of Missouri
  • Weather: Why Does it Matter and What to Do About It – Joseph Zulovich, University of Missouri
  • Feed Quality Concerns – Marcia Shannon, University of Missouri
  • Agronomics and Politics of Atrazine, What it Means for Your Feed Cost – Greg Luce, University of Missouri/Missouri Soybean Association and Darrick Steen, Missouri Soybean Association/Missouri Corn Growers Association
  • Seneca Valley Virus, PED and PRRS: How to be Prepared – Corinne Bromfield, DVM, University of Missouri
  • Biosecurity Procedures that Work – Pete Lasley, DVM, Smithfield
  • Outlook and Economics – Ron Plain, University of Missouri


Online registration is now open and can be found at www.mopork.com. The registration fee is $25 per person and lunch will be provided during the program. The Institute has been approved for 4.5 contact hours of veterinary CEUs.


Sponsors for this year’s University of Missouri Swine Institute include Missouri Pork Association, FCS Financial, Pork Checkoff, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program, JBS and the National Pork Producers Council.


For more information about the program please visit the Missouri Pork Association website, https://mopork.com/education/2016-mu-swine-institute/, or call 573-445-8375.


The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call (573) 445-8375.