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Swine Research and Extension

Swine>nursery pigsThe Kansas State University Swine Extension program takes practical swine nutrition research and works with producers to facilitate rapid adoption of technology by the industry. The program also works with producers in the area of environmental management of swine facilities.

Swine Nutrition Resources

Swine Research Index

K-State Swine Research publications can be searched at: newprairiepress.org

Journal Papers 

Journal Abstracts

Swine Podcasts

Swine Day

Swine Day Publications

Swine Day Presentations

Swine Profitability Conference

Swine Profitability Conference Videos

Other Resources

Archived Swine Resources

Swine in Kansas

The Kansas Swine Industry is a robust industry with Kansas producers marketing approximately 2.5 million pigs with a gross market value of about $300,000,000. The swine industry plays a significant role in the Kansas economy.

Our K-State Applied Swine Nutrition Team works with producers and industry leaders to accomplish the following mission statement:

Be the leading swine nutrition team by developing, evaluating, implementing and disseminating the latest technology to increase profitability of pork producers.K-State Applied Swine Nutrition

Primary objectives to accomplish our mission include:

  1. Provide opportunities for young professionals to develop their careers as swine technologists.
  2. Hire and retain leading swine faculty.
  3. Maintain a high level of extra-mural funding.
  4. Focus on key factors to maintain producer profitability and resultant support of our swine program.
  5. Continually build facilities and relationships needed to conduct cutting-edge research.
  6. Practice teamwork including open communication, mutual respect, a family environment, and the highest ethics.


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Upcoming Events

Swine Day
November 18, 2021
KSU Alumni Center, Manhattan

Swine Profitability Conference
February 8, 2022
Stanley Stout Center, Manhattan

SowBridge Educational Program

Pork Bridge Educational Program

Swine Research Faculty

Dr. Joel DeRouchey
Swine nutrition & management

Dr. Jordan Gebhardt
Swine production

Dr. Robert D. Goodband
Swine nutrition & management

Dr. Cassie Jones
Feed safety

Dr. Jim L. Nelssen
Swine nutrition & management

Dr. Mike Tokach
Swine nutrition

Dr. Jason Woodworth
Swine nutrition & management