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  • Despite the many advances throughout the years, influenza still cannot be fully controlled and represents a major economic threat to the swine industry. Therefore, we can never discuss it enough and it's never too late to tackle this challenge. Regarding the topic, I have a great conversation in this episode with Dr. Jeremy Pittman and Dr. Marie Culhane, who have excellent commercial and research experience with controlling influenza in pig production systems. In this roundtable, we discuss the latest updates about influenza, diagnostics and surveillance, and key strategies to manage those.

    "We finally have enough data to achieve a much better understanding of how much influenza can change. We can use that information to feed both our research and the farm applications." - Dr. Marie Culhane

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:55) Introduction

    (04:39) Influenza: what are we seeing on the field?

    (12:42) Passive and active surveillance

    (15:10) Controlling influenza in our systems

    (18:55) What vaccines should we use in controlling programs?

    (24:34) Tips and suggestions for managing influenza

    (29:28) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Marie Culhane

    Experience:

    Current: Associate Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

    Background:

    Ph.D., Veterinary Infectious Diseases (University of Minnesota)D.V.M. (University of Minnesota)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    Meet the guest: Dr. Jeremy Pittman

    Experience:

    Current: Veterinarian at Smithfield Hog Production

    Background:

    M.Sc., Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Iowa State University)D.V.M. (North Carolina State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • A lot has been going on in the US soy market nowadays: a major expansion in the soybean crushing industry, which is mainly driven by the current and potential demand for renewable diesel. That scenario implies some uncertainties for the soybean market in the upcoming years, as we see a critical shift in the industry from "crushing for meal" to "crushing for oil." Thus, what should swine producers and nutritionists know about the soybean crushing industry? To answer that question (and many others), I have a great conversation with Mac Marshall and Dr. Keenan McRoberts in today’s episode, both from the United Soybean Board. We discuss the challenges and opportunities of the topic and the way it can impact the animal market.

    "Overall, we're still in a strong demand environment for the soy complex – I see some exciting challenges over the next couple years, particularly on the meal fraction." - Mac Marshall

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:45) Introduction

    (08:19) Soybean crush spread

    (16:15) What can we expect from the future?

    (19:15) Soybean oil vs. meal

    (23:53) Soy use in the animal market

    (27:26) Key takeaways

    (34:05) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Keenan McRoberts

    Experience:

    Current: Vice President, Science and Program Strategy at United Soybean Board

    Background:

    Ph.D., Animal Science (Cornell University)M.Sc., International Agriculture and Rural Development (Cornell University)B.S., Biochemistry (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    Meet the guest: Mac Marshall

    Experience:

    Current: Vice President, Market Intelligence at United Soybean Board

    Background:

    M.A., Applied Economics (The Johns Hopkins University)B.A., Economics (Vassar College)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • To honor the International Women's Day, we have prepared a very special episode for you! This week, I had a great conversation with Dr. Karine Talbot, who is currently the Director of Animal Health at HyLife Ltd., Canada. From the basics of biosecurity to strategies for making it work as effectively as possible, she shares with us her vast practical experience with biosecurity protocols on pig farms in this episode. Additionally, Dr. Talbot brings her excellent perspective on the secret behind a good biosecurity program: people coming together and knowing what they are doing. Quite interesting, isn’t it?

    "Too often we keep asking who is responsible for biosecurity on pig farms. My answer is "everyone": you can't have great biosecurity without everyone's compliance". - Dr. Karine Talbot

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:03) Introduction

    (03:37) The basics of biosecurity

    (06:20) What is biocontainment?

    (09:13) Encouraging accountability on pig farms

    (15:14) Providing additional layers to biosecurity protocols

    (19:16) The process of disease eradication

    (22:15) Biosecurity audits

    (28:56) Key takeaways

    (29:54) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Karine Talbot

    Experience:

    Current: Director of Animal Health at HyLife Ltd.Past: Veterinarian at HyLife Ltd.

    Background:

    D.V.M. (University of Montreal)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • Everyone in the swine industry is ethically responsible for protecting our animals as well as promoting their welfare, safeguarding natural resources, and producing safe food. Once we do that, we keep building and improving our customer relationships, because we receive their trust. That's why internal and third-party audits and certification programs are so essential – and to answer many of the questions on pork producers' and managers' minds when it comes to the matter, I talk with Emily Erickson. Ms. Erickson has vast knowledge and experience in that area and in this episode, she explains what the different types of audits are, what an animal welfare audit looks like, and how auditors are trained.

    "Do your best with the audits, try to become more familiar with the process, and understand why they are important – it's not someone coming into your farm just to make your day terrible." - Emily Erickson

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:15) Introduction

    (04:19) Animal welfare audit

    (08:35) What a packer audit is

    (12:40) Third-party auditors: who are they?

    (20:20) Differences between assessments and auditions

    (23:41) How often should we do an internal audit?

    (30:40) Key takeaways

    (32:40) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Emily Erickson

    Experience:

    Current: Environmental Specialist at Nobles County MinnesotaPast: Head Of Human Resources at Wakefield Pork; Animal Well Being and Quality Assurance Manager at New Fashion Pork

    Background:

    B.Sc., Animal Science (South Dakota State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • As swine producers, nutritionists, and veterinarians, we all know that sow mortality is a complex challenge, since many factors influence it. Indeed, high mortality rates and poor sow performance greatly impact farm profitability, including feed costs. So how can we improve sow retention and longevity in our production systems? Are there nutritional strategies that can be employed to optimize sow retention? To answer these – and many more – questions, I talk with Dr. Kyle Coble, one of the brightest swine nutritionists in our industry. In this episode, Dr. Coble shares his vast experience with nutritional strategies and research on improving sow mortality, critical aspects of gilt development, and current challenges on sow farms.

    "Sow mortality is a very complex and multifaceted issue that certainly will not be fixed with one silver bullet." - Dr. Kyle Coble

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:40) Introduction

    (07:10) Research on improving sow longevity

    (15:20) Sow and gilt nutrition

    (18:18) Sows' parity and mortality

    (27:03) Prolapses and sow retention

    (30:40) Key points

    (31:35) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Kyle Coble

    Experience:

    Current: Director of Nutrition Services at JBS Live PorkPast: International Nutrition Consultant, Senior Manager of Production Strategies and Nutritionist for New Fashion Pork

    Background:

    Ph.D., Swine Nutrition (Kansas State University)M.Sc., Animal Science (Oklahoma State University) B.S., Animal Science (Oklahoma State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • While temperatures are dropping, concerns are being raised for many swine producers. We are talking about Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), one of the biggest challenges for swine health because of its tremendous worldwide economic impact on pig production. In that scenario, we must keep an eye on the way PRRS viruses evolve year after year. So you might ask yourself: "What have we learned from PRRS outbreaks this year?" The good news is that I myself asked that same question to one of the brilliant minds in our industry: Dr. Paul Yeske. In this episode, Dr. Yeske delves into the latest trends on PRRS and the strategies we can count on to prevent and mitigate the impact on our herds.

    "We often think about how we can keep PRRS out of our farms. However, once we have it, we must also think about how we can do our best to avoid carrying it elsewhere and keep it within the herd." - Dr. Paul Yeske

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:05) Introduction

    (03:38) PRRS: where are we now?

    (09:04) PRRS clinical signs

    (11:19) Preventing a PRRS outbreak

    (19:51) New technologies in gestation

    (21:55) Procedures to get PRRS virus out of the herd

    (25:21) Manure management

    (29:37) Key points

    (30:32) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Paul Yeske

    Experience:

    Current: Senior member of the veterinary team at the Swine Vet Center (SVC)

    Background:

    M.Sc., Swine Medicine (University of Minnesota) D.M.V. (Iowa State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • We all know that research is one of the forces that pushes the swine industry forward. Experiments are designed to test new products, check the efficiency of drugs and vaccines, evaluate animal behavior, improve farm practices… the list goes on. That's why swine research is conducted at so many of our universities across the country, integrates companies' strategies, and is the object of interest of certified organizations. In this episode, I have a very nice conversation with Dr. Dustin Boler, who has great experience working with different types of research institutions: he explains what the main differences and challenges between academic and commercial research are and what it takes to successfully run an experiment.

    "There is absolutely a give-and-take relationship between academic and commercial research. Both have their place, but they are quite different in terms of how we approach the same scientific method." - Dr. Dustin Boler

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:40) Introduction

    (04:34) Academic vs. commercial research

    (07:50) Control in commercial studies

    (09:54) Managing farm staff in commercial research

    (13:32) Conducting research on different subjects

    (16:27) What is CRO?

    (24:22) Key elements of different types of research

    (26:59) Key points

    (27:50) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Dustin Boler

    Experience:

    Current: Director of Research at Carthage Veterinary Service, LTDPast: Director of Research (Topigs Norsvin USA); Associate Professor (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Assistant Professor (Ohio State University)

    Background:

    M.B.A. (Kelley School of Business at Indiana University)Ph.D., Animal Sciences (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)M.Sc., Animal Sciences (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) B.Sc., Animal Sciences/Ag Economics (Purdue University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 – so there is no better time to talk about them! In this week's episode, I talk with Dr. Montserrat Torremorell about the main strategies for solving influenza issues in our pig production systems. With vast experience on that topic, Dr. Montserrat explains what the differences are between influenza viruses, why sow farms are more susceptible to occurrences, and what we need to do to successfully control influenza on a practical level.

    "If Influenza had a brain, I would say it would be very smart. It knows how to adapt and change very quickly." - Dr. Montserrat Torremorell

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:40) Introduction

    (06:09) Types of influenza viruses

    (09:07) Influenza: pigs vs. humans

    (15:23) Managing influenza in the sow farm

    (20:45) Strains diversity in sow and grow-finishing operations

    (23:40) Controlling influenza successfully

    (32:15) Key points

    (33:34) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell

    Experience:

    Current: Professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of MinnesotaPast: Health Director at PIC/Genus

    Background:

    Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 the issues in nursery production, since every system is different and demands adaptable solutions. In this week's episode, I talk with Dr. Wes Schweer, who has a very extensive research and practical experience in dealing with the challenges in the nursery. As part of our discussion, we go through the main current trends in the nursery phase and what we are – or should be – doing differently from the past.

    "Nowadays, health management is a priority in the nursery phase, which is one of the biggest changes from what we usually did in the past." - Dr. Wes Schweer

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:10) Introduction

    (03:22) Trends in nursery production

    (07:22) Starting the piglets right

    (10:53) Water quality

    (12:49) Zinc and copper in the diet

    (15:46) Zinc levels and recommendations

    (20:24) Managing nursery pigs

    (29:37) Key points

    (31:37) Three final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Wes Schweer

    Experience:

    Current: Swine Research Nutritionist at Zinpro Corporation

    Background:

    Ph.D., Animal Sciences (Iowa State University)M.Sc., Animal Sciences (Iowa State University)B.Sc., Animal Sciences (Iowa State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 season to season: the cold months bring different disease and management challenges when compared with the hot months. Considering how critical such a topic is, I talk with Dr. Daniel Boykin about how swine producers can enforce their biosecurity programs, especially during winter. According to him, everything goes back to consistency: we must have a consistent approach to biosecurity that can be replicated as many times as necessary.

    "If we have developed a process that reduces disease introduction in sow farms, why can't we apply those concepts directly to wean-to-market farms?" - Dr. Daniel Boykin

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:50) Introduction

    (02:55) Biosecurity during the winter

    (07:15) Visitors on pig farms

    (11:37) Secondary barriers before entering a farm

    (15:20) Biosecurity in wean-to-finish barns

    (18:58) Transportation

    (21:15) Biosecurity strategies in the cold months

    (25:48) Key points

    (26:53) Three Final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Daniel Boykin

    Experience:

    Current: Director of Veterinary Services at Cactus Family FarmsPast: Staff Veterinarian at Christensen Farms

    Background:

    D.M.V., Food Animal Focus (North Carolina State University)B.Sc., Animal Sciences (North Carolina State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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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 research goals with the industry demands. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Ben Bohrer about his vast experience with that very interesting topic. He shares some great pieces of advice for the next generation of professors and provides insights on how the industry and the university must stay connected to generate mutual benefits.

    "Do not hesitate to ask your new professors for advice. We've dealt with some of the challenges that you might be facing over the next year or two." - Dr. Ben Bohrer

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:40) Introduction

    (03:54) Starting a career as a professor

    (10:44) Discussing research needs with the industry

    (14:48) How academia can support the swine industry

    (19:23) Challenges with sample size

    (25:24) Studies and implications

    (28:35) Key points

    (29:57) Three Final questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Ben Bohrer

    Experience:

    Current: Assistant Professor at Ohio State UniversityPast: Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph

    Background:

    Ph.D., Animal Science (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)M.Sc., Animal Science (Ohio State University)B.S.A., Animal Science and Agribusiness (Ohio State University)

    Connect with the guest on Social Media: LinkedIn

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 about a new sampling certification that anyone who works with pigs can receive. It involves training in proper ASF sampling techniques, so that our country can be ready to stop it if an outbreak occurs.

    "The USDA has held a series of drills to see that we are prepared for ASF. They saw that there was a large lack of trained personnel available to collect all the necessary samples, so through some collaboration, they developed a new sample collection training program." - Dr. Justin Brown

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (01:52) Introduction

    (03:08) A new training program in sample collection

    (06:51) How do you earn this certification?

    (08:24) What does this curriculum look like?

    (18:18) What sample types are approved for ASF surveillance?

    (20:59) Certification renewal and expense

    (29:00) Famous 3 questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Justin Brown

    Experience:

    Current: Assistant Professor at Iowa State UniversityPast: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Iowa State University

    Background:

    Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine (University of Georgia)B.S.A., Animal Science (University of Georgia)

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 antimicrobial resistance. We also discuss what measures we should take in order to reduce antimicrobial resistant bacteria within swine populations.

    "Good management, good husbandry, and good biosecurity are the most fundamental aspects of reducing antimicrobial resistance" - Dr. Noelle Noyes

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:10) Introduction

    (03:54) Antimicrobial resistance monitoring today

    (12:43) Deciphering which organisms impact the microbiome the most

    (14:41) Negative and positive controls in microbiome research

    (17:55) Preferred ways to analyze microbiome samples

    (20:51) Measuring whether a population is shifting away from an antimicrobial resitant gene

    (24:00) Counteracting antimicrobial resistance

    (28:50) Famous 3 questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Noelle Noyes

    Experience:

    Current: Assistant Professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.Past: USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow; Sustainability Leadership Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

    Background:

    D.V.M./Ph.D. dual-degree (Colorado State University);M.A., Ethnology and European Studies (Osnabrueck University);Post-bac, pre-vet studies; B.A., European Studies (Amherst College).

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 to learn more about all of the available types, and when it is most beneficial to include it in the diets of pigs.

    “I have had conversations about fiber in the US that our team would never have had 50 years ago, so things are moving fast." - Dr. Marc Decoux

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (00:35) Introduction

    (02:06) The use of fiber in the EU vs. in the USA

    (07:00) How to understand different fiber measurements

    (15:20) How to help producers understand ROI

    (20:40) Recommended fiber sources in the US

    (25:49) The benefits of feeding swine with fiber during gilt development

    (29:37) Famous 3 questions

    Meet the guest: Dr. Marc Decoux

    Experience:

    Current: Senior Technical Lead-Pork at Cargill

    Background:

    Ingénieur agronome DAA, Biology, Agronomy, Animal Production (AgroParisTech)Diplôme d'Agronomie Approfondie (DAA), Productions animales (AgroParisTech)

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 total value and potential success of pigs in the barn by paying attention to what percentage of them are below certain specifications.

    “Averages don't mean that much: instead, I like to know what percentage of pigs are below certain specifications" - Dr. John Deen

    What you’ll learn:

    (00:00) Highlight

    (02:00) Introduction

    (04:18) How to measure populations by averages or specifications

    (09:37) Intervention models

    (13:25) How to categorize pigs with the 10% rule

    (18:23) Full value market pigs

    (23:46) How to determine economic potential

    (26:45) How to better understand what is happening before the nursery

    (29:16) Famous 3 questions

    Meet the guest:

    Experience:

    Current: Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of MinnesotaPast: Assistant Professor at the North Carolina State University

    Background:

    Ph.D., Epidemiology (University of Guelph)D.V.M. (University of Guelph)

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 occur in our barns.

    “Make sure to take measurements in your pit. It is a lot easier to deal with foam early on rather than later." - Matthew Schutte

    What you’ll learn:

    What is pit foaming?How can we control pit foaming?The causes of foamingCrustingPit maintenance

    Matthew Schutte was born and raised on a farm in Rushmore, MN, which grew corn and soybeans and raised cattle. He has an associate's degree in Crop Production, a B.S. in Agronomy, and an M.S. in Crop Production. Right after getting his master’s degree, he started working for Bioverse, specializing in manure-related products and helping growers with related issues.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 this episode, I talk with Dr. Max Rothschild about his work in understanding the pig genome and the way new technologies can be employed to perform gene editing in pigs and make the industry more profitable and sustainable.

    "We need to understand and not be afraid of gene editing. We aren't introducing anything that the pig doesn't already have, we are just making it more prevalent." - Dr. Max Rothschild

    What you’ll learn:

    Current knowledge about the pig genomeThe process behind discovering the function of each geneThe most surprising fact about the pig genomeThe future of pig genome technology

    Dr. Max Rothschild received his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis, his M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding from Cornell University. Throughout his career, he held roles at the University of Maryland and Iowa State University, as well as in the USDA as Pig Genome Mapping Coordinator. Dr. Rothschild is a CF Curtiss Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Agriculture and Life Science, and held the ME Ensminger Chair in International Animal Agriculture until his retirement in 2020. Rothschild has devoted his research to animal breeding and molecular genetics. It has been funded by state, federal, and industry sources, and its largest body has been directed towards identifying genes and controlling traits of economic importance in pigs, along with several other livestock species. Dr. Rothschild has presented numerous invited papers and refereed publications in a wide variety of journals, owns US and international patents, has won multiple awards, has worked extensively in developing countries to improve food security in recent years.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 Dr. Stalder to reminisce on all he has done for all of us in the pork business.

    "Dr. Ken Stalder's leadership in the industry will be recognized for many years to come." - Dr. Steve Moeller

    What you’ll learn:

    History with Dr. Ken StalderKen’s legacyHis thoughts on the next generation of graduate students

    Dr. Ken Stalder passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2022. Ken was a mentor, colleague, collaborator and friend to many, many people. Check out this obituary compiled by Iowa State University colleagues about Dr. Stalder's outstanding career.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 our industry, what we can extract from the data, and how to determine if your farm would benefit from a research facility.

    "If you are interested in starting to do research, find someone you trust who has experience doing research and who can help you understand the costs and value." - Gene Gourley

    What you’ll learn:

    The value of internal researchThe issues of researchAnalyzing the dataCommon pitfalls of research

    Gene Gourley, a 5th generation farmer, obtained his BS in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Animal Nutrition at Iowa State University. Along with his three brothers, they own Gourley Brothers LLC which farms 4,000 acres of row crops and has a 5,000 sow farrow to finish swine operation that markets approximately 130,000 pigs annually. For 28 years, he was Director of Nutrition and Research and part owner at Swine Graphics Enterprises, a 28,000 sow farrow to finish swine operation. In 2013, he formed a consulting company, Gourley Research Group, where he consulted with SGE (now Cactus Family Farms) and conducted commercial research trials. He owns two wean-to-finish research facilities with a capacity of 4,800 head and 240 test pens. He’s also a co-owner in another 1400 head (68 test pens) wean-to-finish research barn along with a 2600 head (144 test pens) nursery research barn. He also conducts sow research in his family’s 3,200 head sow farm in Minnesota. He served on the Iowa Pork Producers Board of Directors for seven years and is on their Research Committee.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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  • 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 how to minimize stress in order to improve pig welfare.

    “The pig's relationship with the human is also important. There can be detrimental effects if they are afraid of the caretakers." - Dr. Antonio Velarde

    What you’ll learn:

    What welfare meansWelfare measurementsTail biting and tail dockingStocking densitiesEnrichment materialsWelfare during transportation

    Dr. Antonio Velarde holds a D.V.M., an M.S. in Welfare of Laboratory Animals, and a Ph.D. in Animal Production. He is an European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law by the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavior Medicine. Currently, he is head of the Animal Welfare Program at IRTA (Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology, Spain); a member of the Animal Health and Animal Welfare Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA); the deputy coordinator of the European Reference Center for the Welfare of Poultry – and other small farm animals; and a member of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare, as an independent expert.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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