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.

2024 Program

8:15-9:00 AM


9:00-9:05 AM


Dennis Liptrap, Ralco Nutrition

9:05-9:50 AM

Pork Sustainability: Where are we, what are the realities, and what role might nutrition play?

Sara Crawford, Eocene Environmental Group, West Des Moines, IA

9:50-10:35 AM

Life and loss: Understanding mortality's role in feed conversion efficiency

Bradley Eckberg, MetaFarms, Inc. Eagan, MN

10:35-11:00 AM


11:00-11:30 AM

Performance responses to supplemental nucleotides in nursery pigs fed low protein diets

Kolapo Ajuwon, Purdue University

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Timing of introduction of animal by-products in nursery diets affects pig performance

Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky

12:00-1:10 PM


1:10-1:45 PM

Trace Minerals: Requirements vs need – The case for iodine in the nursery

Robert Dove, University of Georgia

1:45-2:20 pm

Sow Anemia: Is it really that big of a deal?

Crystal Levesque, South Dakota State University

2:20-2:40 pm


2:40-3:25 PM

Soybean meal net energy value for growing pigs is greater in commercial environments: How can this be?

Dean Boyd, Animal Nutrition Research LLC and Aaron Gaines, Ani-Tek Group, Shelbina MO

3:25-4:00 PM

Soybean meal or crystalline amino acids in diets for growing pigs: Impact on diet net energy, pig growth performance, and nitrogen retention

Hans Stein, University of Illinois

Closing Remarks

Conference Details

2024 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 six 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 5, 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: $161 per night with reservations required by August 5, 2024

Book Hotel Room Reservations Here

Alternate Hotels in Avon

Fairfield Inn & Suites

119 Angelina Way
Avon, IN 46123

Comfort Inn

8229 E. Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123