University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Mission & Objective Statement


Swine Mission Statement

To identify the needs and opportunities of the swine industry in Kentucky in the next decade, and to tailor research, teaching, and extension programs to assist the swine industry in meeting those needs and in taking advantage of those opportunities.

Research Objectives in Swine Nutrition

To investigate and assess nutritional variables that will:

  • maximize the reproductive and lactational performance in sows,
  • enhance the survival and maximize the rate and efficiency of growth in weanling pigs, and
  • maximize the rate, efficiency, and economy of growth and maximize carcass leanness in growing-finishing pigs.