Welcome to our world of knowledge transfer.

The Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference targets professionals in the feed industry, consulting nutritionists, swine veterinarians, sales personnel, and producers who are keen on advancing their knowledge of swine nutrition and feeding principles.

The program lineup this year is broad and has something for everyone. We are pleased to have two speakers from the swine industry this year. Omar Mendoza from The Machhoffs will speak on identifying and prioritizing nutritional challenges in their production system and Aaron Gaines from Ani-Tek Group will discuss nutritional strategies for coping with high diet cost for grow-finish pigs. There will also be presentations on new research involving digestible calcium requirements of pigs, mycotoxins from corn screenings, net energy value of soybean meal, amino acid catabolism under various conditions, and health benefits of feeding treated wheat straw to nursery pigs. This conference is directed toward the feed industry and consulting nutritionists, swine veterinarians, sales people, and producers interested in swine nutrition and feeding concepts.

The conference registration fee is $100 per person through August 25, and $150 per person thereafter.

2023 Program

8:15-9:00 AM


9:00-9:05 AM


Dennis Liptrap, Ralco Nutrition

9:05-9:50 AM

Identifying, prioritizing, and conducting research on nutritional challenges in a Midwest swine production system

Omarh F. Mendoza, The Maschhoffs, LLC, Carlyle, IL

9:50-10:20 AM

Estimates of requirements of digestible Ca by growing pigs

Hans H. Stein, University of Illinois

10:20-10:50 AM


10:50-11:25 AM

Mycotoxins from corn screenings, effects on diet preference and performance and mitigation strategies

Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky

11:25 AM-12:00 PM

Understanding the growth and health benefits of supplemental treated wheat straw in the weaned pig diet

Dale W. Rozeboom, Michigan State University

12:00-1:10 PM


1:10-1:55 PM

Nutritional strategies for coping with high diet cost for grow-finish pigs

Aaron Gaines, Ani-Tek Group, Shelbina MO

1:55-2:30 PM

Advantages of higher soybean meal diets for pigs

Su A Lee, University of Illinois

2:30-2:50 PM


2:50-3:25 PM

Peroxidized lipids increase catabolism of amino acids and may induce additional protein damage

Pedro Urriola, University of Minnesota

3:25-4:00 PM

Effects of fiber and plane of nutrition on the working boar

Brian Richert, Purdue University

4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Conference Details

2023 registration information

The conference registration fee is $100 per person through August 25th, and $150 per person thereafter. However, thanks to the generous support of sponsor companies from the industry, registration for graduate students and university staff from the five sponsoring universities is complimentary.

Registration fees can be paid by check, credit card, or cash at the registration desk the day of the conference.


September 7, 2023

23rd Annual Midwest Swine Nutrition Conference proceedings hosted in Danville Indiana.


Hendricks County 4H and Conference Center

1900 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122


Headquarters Hotel in Avon, IN: Hampton Inn & Suites

193 Angelina Way
Avon, IN 46123
Block Room Rate: $159 per night

Book Block Reservations Here

Alternate Hotels in Avon

Fairfield Inn & Suites

119 Angelina Way
Avon, IN 46123

Comfort Inn

8229 E. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123