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Plans Announced for K-State Swine Day

by 5m Editor
5 August 2011, at 8:41am

KANSAS, US - K-State Swine Day will be held on 17 November in Manhattan.

Research aimed at improving net returns for swine businesses and a global grain and livestock outlook are among highlighted topics to be presented at Kansas State University's Swine Day on Thursday, 17 November.

The event, which features a technology trade show, will be at the KSU Alumni Center at the corner of 17th Street and Anderson Ave. in Manhattan. It begins with registration and the trade show at 8am and the formal programme beginning at 9:45am.

Presentations and speakers will include:

  • Current K-State Swine Research to Help Improve Net Return of a Swine Business – animal scientists from the K-State Swine Team will discuss the practical application of the latest production research and present breakthroughs in novel new areas during a two-part session.
  • Failure to Thrive: The Effect of Vitamin D at Processing – veterinarians Steve Henry, Lisa Tokach and Megan Potter of Abilene Animal Hospital, Abilene, Kansas.
  • Global Grain and Livestock Outlook: How it will Impact You – Joe Kerns, Risk Assessment and Management of Ames, Iowa.

A reception from 3:30pm to 5pm, will provide an opportunity for participants, K-State scientists and industry representatives to socialise and enjoy K-State ice cream.

The cost to attend Swine Day is $25 per person if paid by 10 November; $35 if paid at the door. Registration includes lunch, conference materials, the ice cream reception and parking permit.

More information will be posted online as the event draws closer [click here].