NATIONAL SWINE IMPROVEMENT FEDERATION
CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING

Inn at University
Clive, IA
December 1-2, 1995

PROGRAM

Friday, December 1, 1995

1:00 p.m.      NSIF Directors Meeting
2:30 p.m.      NSIF Caucus and Directors Election
3:00 p.m.      Swine Breeders Roundtable - IMPACT OF MEAT QUALITY
               Hal Sellers, Chairman
3:00 p.m.      Introductory Comments - Hal Sellers   
3:05 p.m.      Measuring Meat Quality in the Carcass  
               Dr. Bob Kauffman, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
4:00 p.m.      Molecular Genetics and Meat Quality 
               Dr. Archie Clutter, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
4:30 p.m.      Impact of the Stress Gene on Meat Quality
               Dr. Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA
5:15 p.m.      Questions and Discussion
5:30 p.m.      Dinner, on your own. 
7:00 p.m.      GENCOST: A Tool for the Evaluation of Genetic Cost of Production
               Matthew Culbertson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
7:30 p.m.      Using X-ray Computed Tomography to Predict Carcass Leanness
               Dr. Peter Horn, Pannon Agricultural University, Kaposvar, Hungary
               Reception

Saturday, December 2, 1995

7:00 a.m.      Breakfast and Committee Meetings
8:00 a.m.      MORNING SESSION - Tom Baas, Chairman
8:00 a.m.      Defining and Coordinating the Pork Chain
               Dr. David L. Meeker, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA
8:45 a.m.      Packer Viewpoint on Muscle Quality -- Value of Quality? How is Quality
               Measured? Are Niche Markets Developing? Are Packer Needs Being Met?
               Jeff Arner, Hatfield Quality Meats, Hatfield, PA
               Chris Hodges, Farmland Foods, Kanasas City, MO   
               Bruce Patterson, Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, MN
10:00 a.m.     Break
10:20 a.m.     Reaction Panel - Open Discussion
11:00 a.m.     Research Review
               Dr. Larry Young, USDA ARS USMARC, Clay Center, NE
11:45 a.m.     Lunch - Awards and Annual Meeting
 1:15 p.m.     AFTERNOON SESSION - Chris Leman, Chairman 
 1:15 p.m.     Overview of National Genetic Evaluation Program
               Dr. Rodger Johnson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
 2:00 p.m.     Economic Value of Pork Quality Traits
               Dr. Todd See, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
 2:45 p.m.     Break
 3:00 p.m.     NPPC Maternal Line Evaluation Proposal
               Bob Uphoff, Pork Producer, Madison, WI
 3:30 p.m.     NPPC Gilt Development Project - Preliminary Results
               Dr. Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA
 4:00 p.m.     Adjourn
 4:15 p.m.     NSIF Board of Directors Meeting