Earlier this month, the biennial Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day was held in Weber Arena in Manhattan. Approximately 415 participants, representing 62 Kansas counties, attended the program to enhance their knowledge of youth swine projects. The program was open to youth, parents, extension agents, and swine project leaders. Topics included selection, meat science, breeds and ear notching, daily care, nutrition, the state nomination process, herd health management, showmanship, and Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training and certification.
KPA is a sponsor of this event, along with K-State Research & Extension, the KSU Department of Animals Sciences & Industry, Valley Vet Supply and Essential Feeds.
Kansas youth participate in Jr Swine Producer Day