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.
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.
Aiming to reduce pig mortality in the nursery can certainly be a challenge, so this episode features a discussion between two industry experts: Dr. Marlin Hoogland a veterinarian for Smithfield; and Dr. Tim Loula a veterinarian for Swine Vet Center. One of the biggest takeaways from both vets: read the pig! This episode features a ton of great topics including: Keys to starting piglets in the nursery Successes to Weaning, Transportation, Barn Management, and other stages of a piglets lifeReceiving pigs to new barnsRecommendations for helping pigs find feed & waterSetting up a barn for maximum success Key Takeaways from Dr. Loula & Dr. Hoogland's experience
Welcome to Episode 2 of the PigX Podcast! Episode 2 focuses on Colostrum management and intake with Dr. Kara Stewart of Purdue University. Colostrum, also known as the first milk , has the ability to drastically alter a pigs ability to survive, and thrive. Through her role with this grant, Dr. Stewart's research is working to identify colostrum markers in piglets, and find new ways to help piglets survive and thrive. Mark your calendars for the first Monday of each month to catch up on the latest podcast, all focused around improving swine mortality. Check out more on the project at https://piglivability.org/ PigX: Ideas in the swine industry worth sharing.
Welcome to Episode 1 of the PigX Podcast! In today's episode we hear from multiple guests of the project to find the what, and why behind the project as well as learn more about the goal's of the PigX podcast. Mark your calendars for the first Monday of each month to catch up on the latest podcast, all focused around improving swine mortality. Check out more on the project at https://piglivability.org/ PigX: Ideas in the swine industry worth sharing.
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