Producers, veterinarians and industry members joined students and faculty at the KSU Alumni Center in Manhattan last Thursday for the 2015 Swine Industry Day.

This year’s program highlighted research focused on helping swine producers improve production, from genetics to nutrition to disease management and more. Participants also heard about the new rules of the Veterinary Feed Directive and how it will impact their farms.

Pat Murphy, retired professor of Biological and Agriculture Engineering, was also recognized for his 49 years at Kansas State University.

Other program highlights:

  • Production Consequences of Low Birth Weight Pigs – Dr. Jim Nelssen, Duane Davis and John Gonzales

    • Countdown to the New Veterinary Feed Directive: What Do We Need to Know? – Mike Apley

    • Latest Update on K-State Applied Swine Nutrition Research – Mike Tokach, Joel DeRouchey and Bob Goodband

    • Impact of Feed Processing on PEDv Mitigation and Pig Performance – Cassie Jones, Steve Dritz and Jason Woodworth; and

    • Key Profit Drivers for Future Success in the Pork Business – Aaron Gaines, The Maschhoffs Pork Group.

The event concluded with a reception that included ice cream from Call Hall.

KPA is a sponsor of Swine Day and participated in the Technology Trade Show held during the event.


KSU Swine Day draws producers, students and more