2002 NSIF Annual Meeting Program
December 5, 2002
11:00 - 12:45 Board of directors meeting
1:00 - 1:05 Welcome – Dr. Gordon Jones, President NSIF
1:05 - 1:50 Use of high-prolific lines in the industry.
Dr. Rodger Johnson, University of Nebraska
1:50 - 2:35 New reproductive technologies for the AI industry.
Dr. Donald Levis, The Ohio State University
2:35 - 3:00 Break and poster viewing
3:00 - 3:45 Recent developments in the Canadian swine improvement program.
Dr. Jacques Chesnais, Canadian Center for Swine Improvement
3:45 - 4:15 Development of a recording and evaluation system for conformation traits.
Dr. Pramod Mathur, Canadian Center for Swine Improvement
4:15 - 4:40 Trends in sow longevity and productivity in the US industry.
Dr. John Mabry, Iowa State University
4:40 - 5:00 Breed differences in sow longevity.
Dr. Rodney Goodwin, National Pork Board
5:00 – 5:15 Questions for Speakers and Group Discussion.
December 6, 2002
8:00 - 8:45 Poster Session
8:45 - 9:30 Management and use of data at the commercial level.
Mr. Gene Noem, Murphy Farms
9:30-10:15 Management and use of production level data for genetic improvement.
Dr. Scott Newman, Pig Improvement Company
10:15 - 10:45 Break and poster viewing
10:45 - 11:30 Genetic aspects of fat and bacon quality.
Dr. Allan Schinckel, Purdue University
11:30 - 12:00 Graduate student award paper presentation.
12:15 - 1:30 Awards luncheon.