K-State Plans Annual Swine Day for Nov. 21

Piglets ( Jo WIndmann )

Swine nutrition research and an update on how the Canadian industry is fighting African swine fever (ASF) will be the highlights at Kansas State University’s KSU Swine Day on Nov. 21. 

The event will take place at the KSU Alumni Center and kick off with a technology tradeshow at 8 a.m. that includes more than 30 vendors. 

The morning program will begin with an update on K-State’s Applied Swine Research, focusing on nutrition, management, feed processing and feed safety. It will continue after lunch (a Cox Brothers pork meal will be provided) with a lecture by Josh Flohr, technical and production support manager for Seaboard Foods, covering decision processes and implementing a nutritional program in an integrated system. 

The second lecture of the afternoon will be led by Egan Brockhoff, president and practicing veterinarian of Prairie Swine Health Services. He will cover what the Canadian industry is doing to prevent an ASFV incursion.

Following a Q&A session, the day will conclude with a reception featuring K-State Call Hall ice cream from 3:30-5 p.m.

The cost for the event is $25 per person if registered by Nov. 12. Late registration is $50, and there’s no fee for students if registered by Nov. 12. For more information, contact Lois Schreiner, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at 785-532-1267 or [email protected] You can also register online here