The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host the 37th Annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference at the River Center in Saint Paul, Minn., September 18-21. A wide range of topics will be reviewed by experts in their field. The keynote sessions will include:


  • “A Wall Street View of the Protein Market” presented by Farhas Aslam, managing director at Stephens Inc.;
  • “Elimination of PRRS” by the faculty of the University of Minnesota;
  • “Feeding a Growing World Without Destroying the Planet” by Professor John Foley, director of the University Minnesota Institute on the Environment; and
  • “Bringing Prosperity to the Smallholder African Farmer through Livestock” by Dr. Greg BeVier of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sponsors of the conference include Pfizer Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Alpharma Animal Health, Bayer Animal Health, Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health, Novus International and the National Pork Board.