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.
Joining the PigX Podcast for February are Dr. Chris Rademacher, a Clinical Associate Professor and Swine Extension Veterinarian at Iowa State University, to help lead the discussion with Dr. Tom Petznick, a vet owner and veterinarian at ARK-CARE. The focus throughout this month is on the Porcine Sapovirus but, more specifically, the history of PSaV, where we are currently at in our PSaV research, and where we see this virus heading in the future.
This month, longtime friend of the podcast, Matt Romoser, a swine field specialist for Iowa State University, along with a new voice for our listeners, Derek Henningsen, who is the gilt flow manager for JBS Live Pork, join us for an in-depth chat on many topics. For this episode, we explore the importance of gilt selection and sow longevity, but more specifically, how factors such as foot health, nutrition, the environment, and diseases impact longevity over time.
Becca Walthart and Gabi Doughan, two Iowa State University graduate students, join the PigX Podcast for the month to discuss water biology and water quality. Throughout the episode, we touch on a wide array of water-related subjects, including why we should care about its biology, how to tell if there are issues with the quality of your water, and what to do if you encounter those issues.
Joining the PigX Podcast this month are Dr. Chris Rademacher, a Swine Extension Veterinarian and the AssociateDirector for the Iowa Pork Industry Center, and Dr. Daniel Linhares, an Associate Professor and theDirector of Graduate Education for Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Take a listen to hear Chris and Daniel discussing past outbreak management programs for the PRRS virus.
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.