The Ensminger Pig Symposium: South Africa, organised by Iowa State University and endorsed and supported by the Animal Feed Manufacturers’ Association (AFMA) and the South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO), will take place on 22-23 May 2019 in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Themed Towards Excellence in Pig Production, the symposium will cover international class topics ranging from increasing sow longevity and reducing antibiotic feeding approaches, through to modern welfare techniques and gene and genomic selection.

“These Ensminger symposiums have been held around the world for the last 50 years and was pioneered by Prof ME Ensminger, who spent much of his career travelling the world and sharing his mission to bring modern animal science techniques to students, academic faculties and industry,” says Prof Max Rothschild, distinguished professor at Iowa State University.

In recent years, Ensminger symposia have been held in Russia, Bulgaria, China, Thailand, Korea, Spain, Peru, Costa Rica, and Honduras.

“The 2019 Ensminger Pig Symposium: South Africa will create new opportunities, intellectual wisdom and scientific solutions and will be presented by well-respected international scientists who are willing to share their invaluable knowledge and experiences with a special audience,” says Dr Danie Visser, director at Juventis (Pty) Ltd.

The target audience embraces global and local participants, including large and small pig producers, breeders, veterinarians, academia, animal scientists, industry role-players, representatives and feed manufacturers – to mention a few categories.

This will be the first-ever Ensminger Pig Symposium to be held on the African continent and will incorporate the centenary anniversary of the Pig Breeders’ Society of South Africa – it is therefore an event not to be missed. Secure your seat and save money by registering before the end of December 2018 at our early bird discount rate. The early bird registration fee of R990 includes access to all the symposium proceedings, a conference bag, lunches and refreshments during breaks, as well as attendance of the Pig Breeders’ Society Centenary Dinner on 23 May 2019.

For more information about the symposium (including how to register), please visit – Press release