2019 Badger Swine Symposium

Join UW-Madison Extension, the Wisconsin Pork Association, and UW-Agriculture Colleges (Platteville, Madison, and River Falls) for the Badger Swine Symposium, hosted in Platteville, WI on November 7, 2019. Pre-registration is due October 31 so we can plan for lunch.  The program is FREE to attend. Lunch is included courtesy of the Wisconsin Pork Association with financial support provided by Pork Checkoff funds.

This year the symposium is themed “Prepare and Preserve”.  A poster session will be available for viewing throughout the day.  The morning will kick off with a Wisconsin Industry Exchange featuring research being done at UW-Platteville.  After lunch we will hear from Mr. Steve Malakowsky from Compeer Financial on the financial outlook & future trends for the industry.  We will wrap up the afternoon with Dr. Patrick Webb on everything you wanted to know about foreign animal disease and how foreign animal disease may affect trade.  For the full agenda, click agenda below.

View the 2019 Badger Swine Symposium Registration Brochure.



9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome & Introductions
10:30 am Wisconsin Industry Exchange Panel of researchers discussing important Wisconsin swine issues- thinking outside of the box.
Grazix probiotic scour treatment students, UW-Platteville
Micron probiotics and prebiotics, limiting antibiotic use in the farrowing barn students, UW-Platteville
Hazelnuts & pork quality Dr. Pete Lammers & students, UW-Platteville
12:00 pm Lunch (courtesy of the Wisconsin Pork Association)
12:30 pm 2020 Financial Outlook & Future Trends Mr. Steve Malakowsky, Compeer Financial
1:30 pm Foreign Animal Disease – Everything You Wanted to Know and Some You Didn’t Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board
2:15 pm What to Expect if FAD hits? Producer Impact and Implications on Trade Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board
3:00 pm Evaluation & Safe Travel Home



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Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board

Dr. Patrick Webb is the director of swine health programs at the National Pork Board, where he joined in 2005.  He is responsible for the Pork Checkoff efforts in animal identification, pre-harvest traceability and foreign and emerging animal disease planning, preparedness and response.  Dr. Webb received both his DVM and BS in animal science degrees from Iowa State University.

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Mr. Steve Malakowsky, Compeer Financial

Steve is a VP Swine Lending at Compeer Financial. He started as an analyst in 1997 working with swine clients. Steve is rooted in the industry, serving as the Allied Industry representative as both a delegate and member of the nominating committee for the National Pork Producers Council. He presents nationally and internationally on topics regarding the U.S swine industry and is a regular contributing writer for national agriculture publications. Prior to joining our organization, Steve had 15 years’ experience as a farrow-to-finish owner operator and helped with his family’s dairy and crop farm. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Mankato State University.  He and his wife Julie live in Wells, MN and have two sons.

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Dr. Pete Lammers, UW-Platteville

Dr. Pete Lammers is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science in the UW–Platteville School of Agriculture. Pete’s research interests include novel feedstuffs for livestock, production of livestock for niche markets, and integrated crop and livestock production systems. His primary teaching responsibilities include multiple courses in animal nutrition. Dr. Lammers also advises students and regularly involves students in undergraduate research projects.  Pete was raised near Johnsburg, MN on a farrow-to-finish pig farm. He earned a B.S. from UW-River Falls and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Iowa State University with majors in Animal Science and Sustainable Agriculture.



UW-Platteville campus map indicating to park in lot P3A and where to find Ullsvik HallPlease be sure to arrive early as parking will be limited.  The lot that is being reserved in the morning for Badger Swine Symposium parking is P3A.  Please park in this lot only.  Other lots will be subject to ticketing.

You may want to download the full UW-Platteville campus map or view the interactive campus map.

Alternately you can view the UW-Platteville Parking website to make alternate parking arrangements in advance.



To register online, visit the online registration page or download & complete the registration brochure then email it in by October 31, 2019 to the Wisconsin Pork Association at:
Alternately, you may register by mailing the registration form to:
Wisconsin Pork Association, PO  Box 327, Lancaster, WI  53813.
Pre-registration is due October 31 so we can plan for lunch. 
Visit the Badger Swine Symposium registration page
Note: this links out to the Wisconsin Pork Association website.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.