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.
Dr. Caleb Shull, Director of Research and Development at The Maschhoffs, is our first guest of the second season! Dr. Shull discusses his research, the relationship between mortality and opportunity costs, and more. He even presents us with a challenge to the industry.
On the final episode of season one, we are talking to Kendall Weger. Kendall, technical support at PIC, talks to us about farrowing room preparation, day one pig care, post-farrowing care, and more.
On this episode of the PigX podcast we are talking about sow longevity. To give you a heads up, there's a lot more to longevity than you might think! Tune in as we talk about all these key components with Dr. Mark Wilson of Zinpro Corporation and Wayne Cast of PIC.
Join us as Dr. Derald Holtkamp and Dr. Lee Schulz of Iowa State University take us full circle around the swine industry! Dr. Holtkamp and Dr. Schulz discuss the economics behind the swine industry, how the two impact one another, and more.
Part 2 of the conversation between Dr. Chris Sievers and Dr. Ryan Strobel is here! Chris and Ryan share steps 6 though 10 on how you can reduce wean-to-finish mortality.
A 10 step plan might seem excessive but Dr. Chris Sievers and Dr. Ryan Strobel of the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minnesota say otherwise. Chris and Ryan share steps 1 though 5 on how you can reduce wean-to-finish mortality. Tune in next month for steps 6 through 10.
People can make or break a business, especially when your business relies on excellent labor! Ken Stalder, professor at Iowa State University, and Valerie Duttlinger, Chief Analytics Officer for Summit SmartFarms, share why people are essential to the swine industry, and how to find the right people for your team.
Weaning ages of piglets can play a vital role during production. Dr. Mike Tokach, of Kansas State University, and Dr. Adam Moeser, of Michigan State, have both researched the impact weaning ages truly have during a pig's life and share their thoughts on this topic.
Dr. Laura Greiner has spent years researching various phases of production, but we focus today's episode on body condition scores. BCS are used during gestation when a sow or gilt are heading into farrowing, and are vital for ensuring the best results during that time. Tune in to find out more on this episode of the PigX podcast!
What does the PRRS Virus and Biosecurity have in common? Well, quite a lot actually. Cesar Moura, a PhD student at Iowa State University, and Dr. Jeff Blythe, a veterinarian for Pipestone Systems, share how the two subjects are connected on this episode of the PigX Podcast.