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Kansas Swine Profitability Conference Planned for 4 February

24 January 2014

US - Kansas State University’s 2014 Swine Profitability Conference is planned for Tuesday, 4 February, in Forum Hall at the K-State Union.

With “Staying Competitive in the Swine Industry” as the theme, the conference features speakers from an array of swine-related businesses, including:

  • The Impact of the Chinese Purchase of Smithfield Foods on the US Swine Industry – Dennis DiPietre, economist with KnowledgeVentures, LLC;
  • Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management: The Strangest Secret – Why Only a Few Farms Become World Class – Larry Coleman, veterinarian with Vet Care, Broken Bow, Oklahoma;
  • What Have I Done to Make My Land-Based System Successful – Craig Christensen, Ogden, Iowa;
  • Lessons I’ve Learned About Marketing Pork to the Chefs of High End Restaurants of New York – Craig Good, Olsburg, Kansas; and
  • The Power of Animal-Sourced Food in Enriching People’s Lives – Grady Bishop, director of Elanco US Swine Operations.

The day begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9:15 a.m., with the programme starting at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is included in the conference, which ends at 3:00 p.m.

More information, including online registration, is available here. Information and registration is also available by contacting Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or

ThePigSite News Desk

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