Kansas State University´s 2010 Swine Profitability Conference will be Febuary 2, at Forum Hall in the K-State Union.

With the theme "Staying Competitive in the Swine Industry," the program´s purpose is to provide producers and allied industry members with information on the production management, marketing, and business decisions that relate to capital investment and profitability in the swine industry.

The conference sponsors are K-State´s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Pork Association, and the National Pork Board.

Joe Connor of Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, will present the Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture on Swine Health Management. He will discuss "Right-Sizing the U.S. Swine Industry— What I´ve Done with My Clients During These Challenging Times."

Other scheduled presentations and presenters include:

•Risk Management—A Producer Perspective—Rob Brenneman, pork producer, Washington, Iowa;

•What Does the Industry Hold for the U.S. Swine Industry?—Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Des Moines, Iowa;

•Recent Breakthroughs in Lowering Cost of Production and Improving Margin Over Feed—the K-State Swine Team; and

•Restoring Confidence After a Stressful Period— John Currie, athletic director, Kansas State University.

The fee for the conference is $25 per person if paid by Jan. 25 and $50 after that date. The fee includes morning coffee and refreshments, lunch, and conference materials.

More information and registration forms are available by accessing the Web at www.ksuswine.org or contacting Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ ksu.edu.

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