Research updates are the cornerstone of Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day, planned for Nov. 15.
“This year will be a great opportunity to hear about the current status of the swine industry, foreign disease threats and how new research findings can be implemented on-farm to improve productivity and economics,” says Mike Tokach, University Distinguished Professor and a swine Extension specialist in K-State’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
The event kicks off with a technology trade show at 8 a.m. in the K-State Alumni Center, on the campus in Manhattan.
During the morning session, K-State faculty will give updates on the latest research impacting producers in 15-minute rotations covering topics on swine nutrition, management, feed processing and feed safety.
The afternoon program will begin with David Hogg and Sara McReynolds from the Kansas Department of Agriculture discussing the benefits of implementing the Secure Pork Supply plan for producers.
Rodger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University, will cover emerging diseases and how diagnostic labs are adapting to help producers.
The Swine Day program begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes lunch. The day wraps up with a reception at 3:30 p.m. featuring K-State Call Hall ice cream.
Registration costs $25 per person if paid by Nov. 7, and $50 after that date or at the door. Students may attend free of charge if they register by Nov. 7.
Registration is available online or by sending a check payable to the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry to Swine Day, 218 Weber Hall, 1424 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66506.
For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267.
Source: K-State Research and Extension