Approximately 430 participants representing 55 Kansas counties and two Nebraska counties, attended the biennial Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day in Weber Arena.
The program was open to youth, parents, extension agents, and swine project leaders. Topics included selection, meat science, breeds and ear notching, proper grooming and clipping, nutrition and management, Youth PQA Plus training and certification, daily care, the state nomination process, VFD impacts on show feed, and showmanship.
“Youth events with so many interested in pigs is very fulfilling to help host,” said Joel DeRouchey, KSU Animal Science and Industry professor and event organizer.
KPA was a sponsor of the program and also created a SnapChat filter for attendees to use. The filter had 2,406 views and 105 uses.
K-State holds Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day