Alltech's second annual International Forum on Pork Production provided two days of talks on key issues in the global pork industry.

The event, which was dedicated to Dr. Des Cole, an industry pioneer who died in 2006, focused on the removal of antibiotic growth promotants, risk management, sow productivity and how to handle multi-factorial diseases. Speakers included Joe Kerns with the International Agribusiness Group, Dr. Gunner Sorensen with the Pig Research Centre and Danish Agricultural Food Council, Tom Gillespie of Rensselaer Swine Services and Dr. Bill Close of Close Consultancy. 

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Next year's forum will be held on Sept. 14 through 16, in Lexington, Ky.