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19 minutes | 9 days ago
Episode 12: Setting Up for Success
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.
36 minutes | a month ago
Episode 11: Overall Sow Longevity
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.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 10: The Economics Behind the Swine Industry
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.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 9: 10 Steps to Reduce Wean-to-Finish Mortality Pt. 2
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.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 8: 10 Steps to 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. Paul, 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.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 7: The People Factor
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.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 6: The impact of weaning age with Dr. Mike Tokach and Dr. Adam Moeser
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.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 5: Body Condition Scores with Dr. Laura Greiner
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!
31 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 4: What does the PRRS Virus and Biosecurity have in common?
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.
33 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 3: A discussion with Dr. Tim Loula & Dr. Marlin Hoogland: Getting Pigs Started in the Nursery
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
21 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 2: Colostrum Intake & Management with Dr. Kara Stewart
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.
22 minutes | a year ago
Episode 1: PigX The Launch!
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.
2 minutes | a year ago
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