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33rd Annual Virginia Pork Industry Conference
"Adapting and Processing"

Livestock Update, December 1999

Allen Harper, Extension Animal Scientist, Swine, Tidewater AREC

Thursday, January 20
8:00 AMConference Registration
Morning Session-Mike Neill, Moderator
9:30 AMDevelopments to Enhance Boar Performance and Fertility
Mark Estienne, Swine Physiologist, Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Suffolk, Va.
10:20 AMImportance of Good Contract Grower-Integrator Relations
Allen Harper, Extension Swine Specialist, Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, Suffolk, Va.
10:50 AMBreak -- Co-Sponsor visitation
11:10 AMNon-Traditional Methods of Finishing Pigs in Confinement
Mike Brumm, Swine Specialist, University of Nebraska -- Northeast Agr. Center, Concord, Nebr.
12:00 NoonBreak for lunch
12:15 - 1:15 PMConference Luncheon & Co-Sponsor Recognition
Afternoon Session-Cindy Wood, Moderator
1:30 PMSwine Welfare Issue Panel Discussion
Charlotte Robinson, VDACS Reg. Veterinary Supervisor, Lynchburg, Virginia and Rex Alphin, Pork Producer, Zuni, Va.
2:40 PMBreak -- Co-Sponsor visitation
2:55 PMPork Quality Issues -- The Packer/Processor's View
David Meisinger, NPPC, Des Moines, Iowa
4:00 PMVPIA Annual Business Meeting
Don Horsley President, VPIA, presiding
5:00 PMConference Social
Don Horsley, President, VPIA, presiding
Keynote address: The New Face of U.S. Swine Production
Dr. Mike Brumm, Swine Specialist, University of Nebraska -- Northeast Agr. Center, Concord, Nebr.
Friday, January 21
7:30 AMVirginia Pork Industry Board Breakfast
8:30 AMVirginia Pork Industry Board Meeting

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