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Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University
232 Weber Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-8028

785-532-6533

Email: asi@ksu.edu

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K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 21

Research to Application — increasing profitability and mitigating risk in the swine industry.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Research updates are the cornerstone of Kansas State University's annual Swine Day planned for Thursday, November 21.

"Swine Day incorporates the latest K-State research information on feed, pig livability, management, and disease mitigation," says Mike Tokach, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry (ASI) distinguished professor and swine extension specialist. "We highlight thought leaders from the U.S. and Canadian swine industry on threats and opportunities for the swine industry, including African Swine Fever."

Swine Day 2019 will kick off with a technology trade show that opens at 8 a.m. at the K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Ave., in Manhattan, and concludes at 4 p.m.

During the morning session, new K-State ASI Department Head Dr. Mike Day will welcome attendees and K-State swine faculty will discuss the latest updates on K-State Applied Swine Nutrition Research, highlighting nutrition, management, feed processing and feed safety.

The afternoon program will begin with Dr. Josh Flohr, Seaboard Foods technical and production support manager, who will discuss decision processes and implementing a nutritional program in an integrated system. Next, Dr. Egan Brockhoff, Prairie Swine Health Services president and practicing veterinarian, will share what the Canadian swine industry is doing to prevent an ASFV incursion. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.

The Swine Day program begins at 9:15 a.m. and includes a Cox Brothers pork lunch. The day wraps up with a reception at 3:30 p.m. featuring K-State Call Hall Ice Cream.

The fee to register is $25 per person if paid by Nov. 12, and $50 after that date or at the door. Students may attend free of charge if they register by Nov. 12. Registration is available online at KSUSwine.org or by sending a check payable to Animal Sciences and Industry, addressed to: KSU Swine Day, 218 Weber Hall, 1424 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66506. For more information, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or schrein@ksu.edu.

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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.