NATIONAL SWINE IMPROVEMENT FEDERATION

CONFERENCE AND ANNUAL MEETING

Holiday Inn University Park

West Des Moines, IA

December 5-6, 1997

PROGRAM

Friday, December 5, 1997

1:00 p.m. NSIF Directors Meeting

2:30 p.m. NSIF Caucus and Directors Election

Afternoon Session

3:00 p.m. Chair/Introductory Comments

Chris Leman, Lone Willow/USG, Roanoke, IL

3:05 p.m. Presentation of Standardized Terms

Earl Dotson, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA

3:35 p.m. Breeding Systems Analysis - Buying Gilts vs. Grandparenting

Tom Baas, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

4:25 p.m. Inbreeding and Outcrossing on Reproductive and Growth Traits and How to Account For It In Genetic Evaluation

Matt Culbertson, Cotswold USA, Charleston, IL

5:15 p.m. Effect of Age at First Mating on SPI

John Mabry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

5:45 p.m. Questions and Discussion

6:00 p.m. Dinner, on your own

7:00 p.m. Chair/Introductory Comments

Mike Killingsworth, American Berkshire Gold, Skidmore, MO

7:05 p.m. Graduate Student Award Presentation

7:35 p.m. Meat Quality - A Total Overview

Ronald Russell, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

9:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, December 6, 1997

7:00 a.m. Breakfast and Committee Meetings

Morning Session

8:00 a.m. Chair/Introductory Comments

Todd See, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

8:05 a.m. Artificial Insemination Update

Wayne Singleton, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN

8:55 a.m. Identification of Major Genes in Swine

Max Rothschild, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

9:45 a.m. Is There a Genetic Base for Wean-First Service Interval?

Rodger Johnson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

10:35 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Chair/Introductory Comments

Cynthia Wood, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA

10:50 a.m. Modeling Environmental and Genetic Effects on Pig Lean Growth and Composition

Allan Schinckel, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

11:40 a.m. NPPC Maternal Line Program Update

Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA

12:15 p.m. Lunch - Awards and Annual Meeting

Afternoon Session

1:45 p.m. Chair/Introductory Cmments

John Mabry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1:50 p.m. Pork Quality: Beyond the Stress Gene

Dave Gerrard, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2:40 p.m. Selection for Major Genes

Bill Muir, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

3:30 p.m. Putting It All Together

Rodger Johnson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

4:15 p.m. NSIF Board of Directors Meeting


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