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, Thursday, Nov. 17.

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 8 a.m. and the formal program beginning at 9:45 a.m.

Presentations and speakers will include:

•    Current Kansas State swine research to improve net return of a swine business – Animal scientists from the Kansas  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 – 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. – 5 p.m., will provide an opportunity for participants, K-State scientists and industry representatives to socialize and enjoy Kansas State ice cream. 

The cost to attend Swine Day is $25 per person if paid by Nov. 10; $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 at

Source: Kansas State University