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Kansas Conference to Focus on Market Challenges

by 5m Editor
21 December 2007, at 8:23am

US - How to deal with high feed prices and low pig prices will be the focus of the K-State's annual conference to be held on 5 February ay the K-State Union's Forum Hall.

Aimed at helping swine producers improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations, this year's program will cover several swine industry topics including the influence of ethanol, oil and land prices on the industry, swine health and marketing. Each session features presenters from universities and agribusinesses across the Midwest.

Topics and speakers for this year's conference include:

  • PCV will NOT be the Last Virus to Have a Major Impact on the Swine Industry: Is Swine Influenza Virus the next Ticking Time Bomb? - Marie Locke Gramer, University of Minnesota.
  • Returning to a Family Swine Business from K-State - Michael Springer, Independence, Kan. pork producer.
  • The Influence of Ethanol, Oil and Land Prices on the Future of the Swine Industry - Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo Financial.
  • Marketing Decisions based on Packer Matrixes and Pig Flow - Mike Tokach, Kansas State University and Steve Henry, Abilene Animal Hospital.
  • Is Your Team All Driving in the Same Direction - Larry Firkins, University of Illinois.



The Conference will run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration fees are $25 and includes lunch and access to all conference sessions. The registration deadline is 25 January.

To download further details and a registration form got to: ASI Extension Links www.asi.k-state and follow the Swine Conference listings.

5m Editor