Kansas State University will hold its annual Swine Day Nov. 19 at the Kansas State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan.  This year´s program will examine factors that producers need to consider to stay competitive in a rapidly changing swine industry.

The day will start at 8:00 a.m. with registration and the opening of the all-day trade show. The program begins at 9:45 a.m.

The Kansas State Research and Extension swine team will discuss practical application of the latest production research and breakthroughs in some novel new areas.

Also on the schedule is ‘Impact of H1N1 Virus on the Global Swine Industry’ coordinated by Steve Henry, DVM, Abilene Animal Hospital, including Ingrid Garrison, state public health veterinarian, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Richard Hesse, director of virology, Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Other sessions include ‘What Do Current Economic Signals Mean for the Future of the Swine Industry? - Kent Bang, Bank of the West, Omaha, Neb.

A reception from 3:30-5:00 p.m. will allow the opportunity to talk with fellow producers and commercial vendors and other speakers will conclude the day.

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

More information is available on the Kansas State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Web site: or by calling (785) 532-1267.

Source: Kansas State University