Research aimed at improving net returns for pork production businesses, as well as a global grain and livestock outlook, are two of the highlighted topics featured at Kansas State University’s Swine Day set for Nov. 17.

The event, which features a technology trade show, will take place at the Kansas State Alumni Center at the corner of 17th Street and Anderson Ave. in Manhattan. Registration and the trade show open at 8 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Presentations and speakers will include:

• Current Kansas State swine research to improve net business returns — The Kansas State swine team will discuss practical applications of the latest production research and present breakthroughs in novel areas during a two-part session.

• Failure to thrive: The effect of vitamin D at piglet processing — Veterinarians Steve Henry, Lisa Tokach and Megan Potter, from the Abilene Animal Hospital, Abilene, Kan.

• Global grain and livestock outlook: How it will impact you — Joe Kerns, Risk Assessment and Management, Ames, Iowa.

A reception from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. will provide an opportunity for producers, Kansas State scientists and industry representatives to socialize and enjoy Kansas State’s specialty ice cream.

The cost to attend Swine Day is $25 per person if paid by Nov. 10 and $35 if paid on-site. Registration includes lunch, conference materials, the ice cream reception and parking permit. More information will be posted online at as the event draws closer.