Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Conference Moves to a New Location

The 31st annual Carthage Veterinary Service Swine Conference will move to a new location in 2021. The event will be held at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy, Illinois. The conference organizers say the new venue will have more space for attendees and a wider range of restaurants for customer dinners or meetings and more hotel options.

“Our industry continues to be fast-paced with changes in foreign animal disease risk, export opportunities, alternative protein competition, animal welfare expectations, husbandry technologies, health challenges and customer expectations,” the Carthage Veterinary Service said in a press release. “Our conference is still unique in that it offers action-oriented speakers and topics specifically designed for zookeepers, managers, owners and allied industries. With over 700 attendees, it’s a place to learn, meet, and network while you work. Take advantage of our educational offers. ”

Speakers will cover working conditions, best practices for recruiting, onboarding and retention. Also, learn more about Prop 12 and what it means for the entire US pork industry and learn how you can optimize feed costs in an increasingly dynamic grain market.

The afternoon keynote will feature a series of quick production tips shared directly by some of the best production minds in our industry.

“You will get ideas and suggestions from a combination of independent producers as well as major integrators on how to optimize performance in their farms and systems. Stay with this session as our audience will vote on each speaker and share the top production tips that came on The end of the conference will be rewarded, “the Carthage Veterinary Service said in a press release.

Further information and online registration can be found at

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