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SDSU Extension to Host Swine Day Event

Brookings, S.D. – SDSU Extension will host a Swine Day event to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility. The event will be held at McCrory Gardens on Tuesday, Nov. 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. CDT.

“We hope producers and allied industry partners can make it to SDSU’s Swine Day,” said Bob Thaler, interim head of the Department of Animal Science, Distinguished Professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist. “The event has been growing every year, and this year our swine group has made some changes to the program to make it an even better and more valuable experience for everyone.”

Throughout the day, SDSU Extension will showcase what is happening in SDSU’s swine program and how the investment of many producers into the new swine unit is paying dividends both in education and research.

The agenda is as follows:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Continental breakfast and student poster competition
  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome and college update – Dr. Joseph Cassady, South Dakota Corn Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
  • 10:10 a.m. – Nursery pig ingredients and feed enzymes
  • 11:00 a.m. – Keynote speaker – Dr. Levi Johnson, Staff Veterinarian at New Fashion Pork
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – Gilt development and feeding sows
  • 1:45 p.m. – Alternative ingredients in South Dakota
  • 2:15 p.m. – Keynote speaker – Dr. Steve Meyer, Partners for Production Agriculture
  • 3:30 p.m. – Announcement of poster winners and closing
  • 3:35 p.m. – SDSU Swine Education Advisory Council

To register, visit the SDSU Extension events page. Registration is free of cost and will close Oct. 21. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Ryan Samuel, assistant professor and SDSU Extension Swine Specialist, at 605-688-5165 or



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