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South Dakota State University invites public to 2023 swine day

October 18, 2023

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CELEBRATE SWINE: SDSU Extension invites producers and industry members to network and learn from experts in the swine industry at the SDSU Swine day, set for November 7th on SDSU’s Campus in Brookings, S.D.SDSU

South Dakota State University Extension invites producers and industry members to attend the 2023 SDSU Swine Day on Nov. 7 in Brooking.

The free event starts at 9 a.m. at Club 71 in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on SDSU’s campus, and will include a student poster competition, keynote speakers, expert presentations and breakout sessions.

Ryan Samuel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension swine specialist, says while everyone is welcome, the day will be especially beneficial for swine producers and allied industry members.

“We look forward to sharing the current research, teaching and SDSU Extension programs we’re doing with swine,” he says. “The facilities and resources we have are due to the support of producers, state organizations and allied industries. This is a chance to give back to them on the investment they’re giving us.”

A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and a lunch at noon. John Jaeger, head of the animal science department, will provide department updates at 10 a.m., and Samuel will discuss the We Care sustainability program at 11:30 a.m.

Keynote speeches are at 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The morning keynote speaker is Steve Meyer with Partners for Production Agriculture, an agricultural risk management and consulting agency. The afternoon keynote speaker is Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality specialist in the University of California, Davis, animal science department.

After lunch, faculty will give presentations on the following topics:

  • Crystal Levesque, associate professor of animal science, on health and nutrition interactions

  • Eric Weaver, assistant professor of animal science, on feeding higher soybean meal

  • Ben St-Pierre, associate professor of animal science, on healthy microbiomes 

At 3:35 p.m., the SDSU Swine Education Advisory Council will meet. All other attendees are invited to choose one of two breakout groups:

  • undergraduate session with recent graduates

  • plans for an all-steel swine building

The event is free to attend, but registration is requested by visiting the SDSU Swine Day page.

Source: SDSU Extension

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