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K-State Swine Day to Focus on Staying Competitive

by 5m Editor
25 September 2009, at 9:20am

US - Kansas State University's Swine Day on 19 November will focus on how producers can stay competitive in a rapidly changing swine industry.

Kansas State University will host Swine Day on Thursday 19 November at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.

This year's programme will examine factors that producers need to consider to stay competitive in a rapidly changing swine industry.

The day will start at 08:00 with registration and the opening of the all-day trade show. The programme begins at 09:45.

Presentations and speakers will include:

  • Welcome - Ken Odde, Department Head, K-State Animal Sciences and Industry
  • Current K-State Swine Research - K-State Research and Extension Swine Team will discuss practical application of the latest production research and breakthroughs in some novel new areas (morning and afternoon sessions)
  • Impact of H1N1 Virus on the Global Swine Industry - Coordinated by Steve Henry, Abilene Animal Hospital, including Ingrid Garrison, state public health veterinarian, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Richard Hesse, director of virology, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, and
  • What Do Current Economic Signals Mean for the Future of the Swine Industry? - Kent Bang, Bank of the West, Omaha, Nebraska.

A reception from 15:30 to 17:00, featuring K-State ice cream and the opportunity to talk with fellow producers, commercial vendors, K- State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry faculty and other speakers will conclude the day.

The fee to participate is $15 if paid by 8 November. The fee is $25 if paid at the door. Registration includes presentation materials, lunch and refreshments.

More information is available on the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry web site [click here] or by calling 785-532-1267.