K-State Swine Day scheduled for Nov. 18
Research to Application — improving nutrition and mitigating risk in the swine industry.
Research updates are the cornerstone of Kansas State University’s annual Swine Day planned for Thursday, November 18.
“Swine Day is one of the highlights of our year. We share all of the research conducted at K-State within the last year including the latest diet recommendation and information on feed processing, improving pig livability and other industry issues,” says Mike Tokach, K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry (ASI) distinguished professor and swine extension specialist. “The afternoon program highlights two graduates of our program, who are national leaders in the Swine Health Improvement Plan and provision of nutritional services in their current roles.”
The 2021 Swine Day will kick off with a technology trade show featuring more than 30 vendors. The trade show opens at 8 a.m. at the K-State Alumni Center, 1720 Anderson Ave., in Manhattan, and concludes at 4 p.m. This event is planned to be hosted in-person, following COVID procedures at the time.
During the morning session, 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 include Dr. Rodger Main, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director, who will discuss the new national Swine Health Improvement Plan. Next, Dr. Jon De Jong, Pipestone Nutrition president, will discuss how they are assisting producers in adapting to the changing swine industry. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.
The Swine Day program begins at 9:15 a.m. and includes 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. 10, and $50 after that date or at the door. Students may attend free of charge if they register by Nov. 10. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.