Ben Woolley, Sunterra Farms, discusses opportunities and pitfalls of producing antibiotic-free pork.
Over 180 swine producers, allied industry representatives, KSU faculty and students attended this year’s Swine Profitability conference. The event was held at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan.
‘Staying Competitive in the Swine Industry’ was the theme and featured speakers from an array of swine-related businesses, including Dr. Doug MacDougald, Southwest Vets; Ben Woolley, Sunterra Farms; Dr. Gary Louis, Seaboard Foods; and Terry Nelson, Husky Hogs. Program topics included managing pig health with minimal antibiotic use in commercial pig production, opportunities and pitfalls of producing antibiotic-free pork, future trends impacting the swine industry and rebuilding after a catastrophe.
Dr. Lisa Tokach, Abilene Animal Health, also gave a presentation on life lessons learned while practicing with Dr. Steve Henry, who recently retired after more than 40 years in swine practice.
KPA is a sponsor of this event.
KSU Swine Profitability well attended