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.