Kansas State University will host its annual Swine Industry Day on Nov. 18 at the Kansas State Alumni Center. The event it designed to provide information on the latest technology to pork producers throughout the Midwest.

The program features two keynote addresses, one will discuss the tremendous demand for pork, the second one will focus on the 2004 corn, grain sorghum, and soybean crop. Information will also be provided on Kansas State's current swine research and tips to help producers remain profitable.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18, with a technology trade show, followed by the morning program at 9:45 a.m. The afternoon session begins at 1 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes lunch and a pork tailgate party in the early evening.

The presentations also will address:

  • Where's all the meat going and how long will it last?, presented by Scott Brown, University of Missouri agricultural economist.
  • The Kansas Gold program, a talk by Garry Keeler, program coordinator for the Kansas Department of Agriculture;
  • U.S. feed grains: Supply, demand, price forecast, by Bill Tierney, with USDA.
  • Update on current Swine Research, by the Kansas State Research and Extension Swine Team

Pre-registration is due by Nov. 12. You can get more information by contacting Lois Schreiner in the Kansas State Department of Animal Sciences at (785) 532-1267, or on the Web site at www.oznet.ksu.edu/ansi.