Ideas in the swine industry worth sharing. Join extension specialists and swine industry experts as they engage in conversations aimed to help producers succeed in raising healthy pigs. PigX is a national podcast hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
Peering into two conversations from the 2023 Iowa Swine Day, we are featuring a chat with Dr. Jordan Graham, a veterinarian for the Swine Vet Center, discussing swine biosecurity. Later into the episode, we begin a discussion with Dr. Dusty Oedekoven, Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Board, who is looking into Foreign Animal Diseases, or more specifically, the successes and failures of African Swine Fever.
Matt Romoser, Swine Extension Specialist, and Dr. Spenser Becker, Nutritionist at AB Vista, discuss all things related to gilt nutrition. Take a listen to the September episode of the PigX Podcast to learn about setting realistic gilt development nutrition goals, nutritional strategies, and more!
Shane McAuliffe of McAuliffe Pig Farms & Munster Technological University in Ireland, along with Tom Battagliese, Senior Manager of Global Sustainability Metrics for BASF in New Jersey, join us this month to discuss the topic of sustainability in the industry.
To jump into July, we are looking into two important topics for the swine industry: gilt eligibility and sow longevity. Jennifer Patterson, Research Associate with the University of Alberta, and Matt Romoser, Swine Extension Specialist with Iowa State University, offer us deeper insights on this topic.
Kicking off Season 4 with a great topic looking at a parallel grant, the PROSPER Grant. Spearheaded by Dr. Daniel Linhares and Edison Magalhaes, the PROSPER Grant is focused on how to integrate data more efficiently into swine production systems.
Joining the PigX Podcast this month to discuss in utero heat stress are Dr. Jason Ross, Animal Science Department Chair and the Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor at Iowa State University, along with Dr. Lance Baumgard, Jacobson Endowed Professor and a Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University.
This month is part three of four in our series on heat stress. Dr. Brett Ramirez and Matt Romoser join this month to carry on the discussion by focusing on ventilation. They touch on proper ventilation systems, how to prep the barns for summer, and how to minimize the effects heat stress can have on the swine.
For part two of four in the heat stress series, we have Josh Selsby to take us through an in-depth discussion of how the sex of the pig directly affects heat stress results. He also touches on why they chose heat stress to study with the grant they received and the different stages they will go through in this process.
This month we are sharing part one of a four-part series on heat stress in its different stages. Dr. Josh Selsby begins by sharing information covering the grant this research project received. Dr. Kara Stewart then takes us into more detail, discussing what heat stress is and the effects of its losses.
We're kicking off 2023 with Dr. Christine Mainquist-Whigham, the Director of Health at Pillen Family Farms! Delaney and Chris move through a discussion with Dr. Mainquist-Whigham over the research she has presented on. She covers the development of the Elimination Diet Technique, sanitation methods, and vaccination protocols, in order to achieve the desired survivability rate. Chris takes us back to the basics with Christine to cover some data analytics that helped the farm to maintain consistency in pig living conditions to alleviate stress and over-chilling.