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Animal Sciences and Industry

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Manhattan, KS 66506-8028

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International Conference on Pig Survivability Registration Open  

Register by October 1 and save $100.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The International Conference on Pig Survivability is planned for October 27 and 28 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the Hilton Omaha. The conference’s objective is to facilitate the discussion and dissemination of the most current information relative to sow, litter, weaned pig and grow-finish mortality.

“By featuring presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders and scientific experts, we want to bring the industry together to motivate change,” says Joel DeRouchey, K-State swine extension specialist. “We want attendees to walk away with a sense of urgency toward the issue of mortality and some practical ideas of what to do about it.”

Jason Ross, Iowa Pork Center director, explains, “The conference will feature speakers from an array of swine-related businesses and organizations that will discuss relevant, take-home messages to impact swine survivability.” 

Registration for the conference is now open at bit.ly/PigSurvivabilityConference. Early bird registration of $200 ends October 1 — late registration is available for $300. There is a reduced registration rate for students. The event is being hosted by Kansas State University, Iowa State University and Purdue. A complete schedule and lodging information is available at https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/survivability/.

The International Conference on Pig Survivability is part of the Improving Pig Survivability project. This five-year, interdisciplinary, multi-university project is funded by the National Pork Board and Foundation for Food and Agriculture, aimed at reducing mortality in the U.S. swine industry by 1% or more per year of the project. The project is being organized as a collaborative effort by Iowa State University, Kansas State University and Purdue University. 


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The Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry department serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science, food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State's ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.

K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.