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Certainly, we are asking a lot of our professors, especially the new ones, since meeting both their teaching and researching agendas as part of their roles at the university can be quite a challenge. Additionally, they must keep an eye on what is happening in the swine industry and on the ways they can better coordinate their students' training and…
 
Influenza viruses are a huge concern for swine producers around the globe: firstly, because they cause high levels of illness in the herds; secondly, because they are very contagious and evolve very quickly. Although swine (and human) influenza viruses can circulate throughout the entire year, most outbreaks do occur during late fall and winter – s…
 
There is a lot we need to consider when managing nursery pigs. Swine producers, nutritionists, vets, and everyone else involved in the process must do their best to protect the pigs from stressors after weaning while raising robust and healthy animals. However, it is common knowledge that there is not a single answer or a silver bullet to solve all…
 
It is common knowledge that any biosecurity program must be well designed to both minimize the impact of endemic pathogens to which the herds have been exposed and fend off pathogens to which they have not come into contact yet. But even though we recognize the importance of biosecurity processes, we sometimes forget that they must change from seas…
 
It’s quite true that the US hasn’t been hit by ASF yet. However, if there’s one thing we can know for sure is that we need to be prepared for it in case it does cross our borders. In order to stop ASF from spreading, first we must be able to identify it, a process which begins with proper sampling. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Justin Brown abou…
 
The more diseases emerge, the more we have to rely on antibiotics to fight them. However, fighting back with antibiotics can, of course, result in the development of antibiotic resistant strains, which makes it even harder to eliminate diseases on your farm. In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Noelle Noyes about her research on microbiome and antim…
 
The usage of fiber in swine diets has come a long way in the past 50 years. Throughout this time, we have been continuously learning more about how it can positively affect swine growth and what nutrients it can actually provide. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Marc Decoux about how fiber is used differently across the globe, how we can continue t…
 
When we analyze a population of pigs, oftentimes the average pig is considered the most important statistic, and efforts are directed to improving them in the barn. However, if improving the entire population is our goal, maybe that shouldn’t be our main focus. In this episode, I talk with Dr. John Deen about his experience with increasing the tota…
 
All facets of a swine facility need some form of maintenance from time to time – that includes the pit underneath the pigs. Certain conditions in the pit can cause the manure to foam up, which may lead to both safety and logistical issues. In today’s episode, I talk with Matthew Schutte about pit foaming and what we need to do to ensure it doesn’t …
 
The genome of swine (of any animal, as a matter of fact) holds what seems to be an endless amount of information – and the future of swine production as well. Therefore, the knowledge we have gained so far about the pig genome could, in theory, be used to improve sustainability and performance in the industry. But how can we accomplish this? In thi…
 
Dr. Ken Stalder was a legend and an icon in the swine industry. He dedicated much of his life to bettering the lives of pigs and the lives of the people working with pigs. Just as he dedicated his life to the pork industry, we are dedicating this episode to him. In this episode, Dr. Steve Moeller comes on to share some thoughts and memories about D…
 
Everyone performing swine research loves to see one thing: p<0.05. We love to discover those significant differences and hope to find something that will be beneficial for our nation's swine producers, but sometimes there’s still value in no significant differences. In today’s episode, I talk with Gene Gourley about the value of swine research in o…
 
In a broad spectrum, we all know what welfare is. However, how can we measure it in our animal facilities? And once we have established what the weak points are, how can we improve them? In this episode, I talk with Dr. Antonio Velarde about the parameters and causes of welfare concerns in swine facilities, the best ways to provide enrichment, and …
 
Awake 2 Oneness Radio - Truth and Freedom: Conversation on Censorship Episode 3. I am having a conversation with Ali about social media censorship. I have been censored several times on YouTube and Facebook for reporting Facts and Truth that the mainstream News and media. I was just censored recently by Facebook for posting and I was telling my fri…
 
If you think about your career plans back when you were in highschool or college, you’ll probably realize that, just like most people, you aren’t doing exactly what you thought you would. It’s funny how life has a way of leading you down paths that you may had never considered before, but ends up enjoying. In this episode, I talk with Erica Lain ab…
 
As soon as a sow is designated as a cull sow, it is very easy to mentally move her down on the priority list. However, just like all pigs in a swine facility, they deserve proper care and actions to mitigate stressors as they make their way to the market. They have earned that! In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager about her …
 
Labor shortages in the swine industry are now worse than they have been in a long time. For the issue, there are several solutions, such as learning to adapt to the new generations of workforce as well as seeking out employees from other countries. In this episode, I talk with Victor Ochoa about how the TN Visa works and how it can bring in more em…
 
No ‘silver bullet’ can ever hope to solve the complex issue of biosecurity. That’s because it requires cooperation among everyone involved, as well as lots of time and patience to make it as effective as possible. In this episode, I talk to Dr. Derald Holtkamp about his experiences in mitigating risks of disease and helping veterinarians handle and…
 
For years we have used ingredient databases such as the NRC to estimate nutrient levels for formulating diets for our pigs, but what if I told you that there is another database out there with recently updated values that also has some modeling capabilities? In this episode with Dr. Phillip Miller, we talk about a database he and his colleagues hav…
 
Animal welfare is one of the main concerns for animal producers all over the world. Sometimes however, it is hard to maintain efficiency while maximizing animal welfare. In this episode, I talk with Jason McAlister to find out how we can improve animal welfare while simultaneously improving the efficiency of our production facilities. We may just n…
 
There are a ton on areas in the swine industry where you can be an asset. Working in a feed mill is another example of being a critical step in the industry without having to actually work directly with pigs. In this episode, I talk with Victoria Wilson about her work as a feed mill coordinator and her experiences getting involved in swine producti…
 
Mycotoxins in swine feed are something that requires constant monitoring to accurately identify the concentrations of individual mycotoxins and to decide how best to respond. New studies have shown that some mycotoxins affect our pigs even at lower levels than we previously thought. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Chris Parks and Dr. Don Giesting …
 
Part of keeping our industry strong is performing quality research to ensure we are getting the most out of our pigs as possible. To do that, we need quality researchers and institutions that are willing to work together. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Bob Thaler about the role that universities and production systems play in the industry and how…
 
Pigs will only be able to grow at their max potential if they are in good health, and an important component of having good health is having proper air quality and airflow in your barns. In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. Brett Ramirez about proper airflow, the importance of air quality in new and old barns, and other things to consider when desig…
 
I launched a new series a little over a month ago, entitled “Truth & Freedom: Can We Please Have a Conversation”. The first episode in the series was a conversation with Dr. Richard Fleming. To my surprised, during that conversation, there was very little that I agreed with Dr. Fleming. However, that first episode was a great demonstration of how t…
 
We all know that we aren’t only a swine industry - we are also a people industry. We need people to keep our farms running and we need these people to be properly trained and enjoy what they do so they stick around. In this episode, I talk with Sara Pardall about her experiences as a swine farm manager as she shares insights and techniques to train…
 
What will the future of pig farming look like? That is an old question with many different possible answer. Some people imagine more robots and technology, but what about some changes that you may not see coming? In this episode, I talk with Dr. John Carr about his take on what the future of our industry will look like and what areas of swine produ…
 
Arguably the best thing that the swine industry can do today to plan for the future is to get the next generation interested in agriculture. With less families having a background in agriculture today than in past generations, it is much more difficult to introduce children to the swine industry. In today’s episode with Dr. Joel DeRouchey, we talk …
 
Proper virus classification is necessary for the swine industry to ensure we can track nearby viruses' lineages and update vaccination and biosecurity protocols as needed. In this episode with Dr. Kim VanderWaal, we discuss classification processes today and new technology available that may help increase the accuracy of proper classification. "We …
 
No matter what part of the swine industry you are a part of, you are ultimately working towards the same goal as everyone else - to produce affordable pork that the consumers want to buy. But what exactly do the consumers want to buy? In this episode with Dr. Marissa Hake, we work towards answering that question and learning how to build trust with…
 
Some pig traits can be easily improved with nutrition, but other things are better left to geneticists, and genetics can have quite a large impact on the performance of the sow and her offspring. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Mark Knauer about different sow selection parameters and which parameters the industry is focusing on for the next couple…
 
Learning, adapting, and overcoming challenges are constant battles everyone has to go through several times in life. The lessons learned from these experiences are extremely important in helping us find success throughout our careers. In this episode, I talk with Dr. James Kober about some of the lessons he has learned from being a practicing veter…
 
Last summer I was on the ARISE USA Tour with Sacha Stone and David Robert Steele. I was the volunteer Project Manager. Volunteering for something I am passionate about is not new for me, I have been pretty much a full-time volunteer for the past 20 years. Again, this year I learned about another tour, Crimes Against Humanity Tour USA. I went to the…
 
Research is one of the most important ongoing goals of the swine industry. Performing these large-scale trials helps us find the best ways to keep our growth performance strong and our pigs healthy. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Brandi Burton about her field research trials on mycoplasma inoculation and mortality correlated biomarkers as well as…
 
Ever since Covid began, grain and hog prices have been a whirlwind of fluctuations that have had some serious impacts on swine production. With the current market having seen such large fluctuations in price, it is important that we understand where we are at and where we will be in the next quarter. In this episode, I talk with Joe Kerns about tho…
 
Dr. Mote holds an Assistant Professor and Swine Extension Specialist position at the University of Nebraska. In this episode, he discusses the longevity of replacement gilts and sows, including how critical it is to maintain balance and monitor gilt growth and what its effects are on the animals' structure. Have you watched this episode? *Watch the…
 
Dr. Levesque’s principal research interests of are protein and amino acid metabolism during pregnancy and maternal nutritional influence on offspring growth and development. In this episode, she shares her experience in nutrition for developing gilts and highlights how we must consider the differences between them and finishing pigs when addressing…
 
Dr. Daniel Columbus is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science at the University of Saskatchewan and a Research Scientist of Nutrition at Prairie Swine Centre. In this episode, Dr. Columbus talks about how nutrition affects pig health. Have you watched it? Please, share your thoughts on that with us! *Watch the full epi…
 
Here, Dr. Rademacher discusses ways to improve pig survival by identifying diseases in the herd earlier. Identifying a disease early, no matter what it is, will allow you to take better care of the pigs. As a result, the sooner you identify those at-risk pigs, the sooner they will be treated. What are your thoughts on this topic? Share them with us…
 
Dr. Levesque earned her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta and her post-doctoral training at Prairie Swine Centre and the University of Guelph. She now holds the position of Assistant Professor of Monogastric Nutrition at South Dakota State University. She shares some of her thoughts on gilt development and its differences from finishing hogs. Inte…
 
In applied pork production, Dr. Vande Pol received her M.S. in 2016 and her Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Illinois. In this episode, she discusses the most effective ways to increase piglet survival. Additionally, she describes how teats are classified based on pre-established criteria. Were you aware of that? *Watch the full episode: https:…
 
Dr. Jay Johnson holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Missouri, a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, and a Postdoc from Purdue University. He works for USDA, with research on heat stress in multiple species, primarily focused on swine. Dr. Johnson discusses his expectations regarding genetic programming for gilts under heat stress. Have you w…
 
Transitioning the gilt into a successful sow is not always a simple task. They require particular attention and we cant treat them just like any other finishing pig. Similarly, graduate students often need quality education and preparation for their next step in their career. In this episode I talk with Dr. Crystal Levesque about raising the develo…
 
Maintaining a high health status on our farms is essential for good production outcomes. Dr. Corzo talks about the Swine Health Monitoring Program and how it has been given pieces of information on PRRSV, PEDV, and other diseases. This monitoring helps minimize disease spreading and supports farmers' decisions. Have you heard about the Program befo…
 
How confident do you feel about your testing results when investigating PRRS cases? Dr. Corzo highlights how crucial it is to investigate and test PRRS in the herd. The greater the testing sample or frequency of the testing events, the more trustworthy results we will have. If you want to understand that, watch the full episode with Dr. Corzo. *Wat…
 
Chris gives us some good advice on what we should look for when starting pigs. He highlights the importance of being good on the basics: properly beforehand heating the barn, ensuring your feeders and waters are well-functioning, and so on. As he says, production is all about the details. Do you agree with him? Let us know! *Watch the full episode:…
 
Chris discusses the benefits of mentoring on pig caretakers' learning. The more you are on the farm with them, the better. Through effective training, you will be sure that your employees can identify herd problems earlier to initiate treatment as soon as possible. Isn't that interesting? *Watch the full episode: https://www.swinecampus.com/blog --…
 
Chris talks about some differences between pigs' caretakers nowadays and the ones from some years ago. He highlights how past caretakers had some inherent animal husbandry skills, especially being raised on farms. So, now, the pigs' caretakers' profile has changed. And what can we do to support these professionals? Share your thoughts with us. *Wat…
 
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