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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 โ€“ 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 youโ€™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.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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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 youโ€™ll learn:

    History with Dr. Ken StalderKenโ€™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.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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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 thereโ€™s still value in no significant differences. In todayโ€™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 youโ€™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 Masterโ€™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. Heโ€™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 familyโ€™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.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

    - Cloudfarms (https://en.cloudfarms.com/)

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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.

    โ€œThe 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 youโ€™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 โ€“ and other small farm animals; and a member of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare, as an independent expert.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • If you think about your career plans back when you were in highschool or college, youโ€™ll probably realize that, just like most people, you arenโ€™t doing exactly what you thought you would. Itโ€™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 about her switching from the beef industry to the swine industry, her current role as a sustainability manager, and how she has learned to become a unique and effective leader.

    โ€œ70% of Animal Science college students now are women. I think we need to acknowledge that we will have more women coming into the workforce and there is an abundance of opportunities for us to grow and work together." - Erica Lain

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    From beef to porkExperience with processing plantsWhat does a sustainability manager do?Women in agricultureKnowing your leadership style

    Erica Lain grew up on her familyโ€™s beef farm in eastern Iowa. She studied Animal Science at Iowa State University, where she was introduced to the swine industry. After having graduated, she worked in the processing side at Hormel Foods, then moved into the production side at Iowa Select Farms โ€“ where she first started as a Gilt Selector, and eventually,got the role of Sustainability Manager. Nowadays, she also runs her own beef and row crop farm with her husband in southern Iowa.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • 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 todayโ€™s episode, we talk with Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager about her work studying the factors that cause stress for the cull sow during transportation, as well as potential ways to help her and mitigate some of those challenges.

    โ€œThere is a discussion about what determines if a pig is fit for transport, specially the cull sows" - Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    Problematic areas in cull sow welfareTransportation concernsDifferences between shipping market hogs and sowsMinimizing aggression during transportationPreparing cull sows for the marketBiosecurity for transportation

    Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager is a Postdoctoral Associate at Aarhus University, in Denmark. During her early career, Cecilie worked with piglet mortality and alternative housing in organic production, the effects of supplying milk replacers to liters of hyper-prolific sows, and the transportation of weaner pigs and cull sows โ€“ all of that in a context of behavior and welfare. She believes that more attention should be given to the welfare of the sow during her productive life, but especially as a cull sow sent for slaughter, since that is where she is particularly vulnerable to welfare challenges. Currently, besides her research, Dr. Kobek-Kjeldager is building a research team to investigate how the diet can be used to modulate behavior and stress resilience via the microbiota-gut-brain axis.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • 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 employees, as well as what Millennials value the most and how we need to adapt our hiring processes to attract more of the younger employees.

    "The 80's and 90's are not coming back. We need to adapt and change the way we do things, especially with people." - Victor Ochoa

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    What is Swineworks?Labor issuesDifferent values between different generationsTN Visa processRetaining employees, including TN Visa workers

    Victor Ochoa is the Director of Swineworks, the largest staffing company in the swine industry. Mr. Ochoa is a veterinarian and a Certified Immigration Law Specialist from Cornell University, and Swineworks specializes in work visas, training, and recruiting. Before joining Swineworks, Victor served as an Animal Welfare Specialist for PIC, and Production Manager for Smithfield foods.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • No โ€˜silver bulletโ€™ can ever hope to solve the complex issue of biosecurity. Thatโ€™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 prepare for outbreaks in their area by using standardized practices.

    โ€œEmployees are being asked to do a lot for biosecurity, which can take up a lot of time from the workday โ€“ and we keep adding more things. Asking too much can cause certain measures to be done incorrectly, or not at all" - Dr. Derald Holtkamp

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    Current trends with APP (Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae)How to communicate among multi-site staff membersBiosecurity - wean-to-finish vs sow farmsHow to enforce biosecurity measuresHow to help vets investigate and evaluate outbreaks

    Dr. Derald Holtkamp has received his DVM and MS in Agricultural Economics, and his BS in Agricultural Business, with a minor in statistics, from Iowa State University. At the same university, he currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostics and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Before that, he has served as a private veterinary consultant and as a technical services veterinarian for several big companies. Dr. Holtkampโ€™s research focuses on the management of infectious swine diseases, biosecurity, disease risk assessments, and the economics of animal health and diseases. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, is a recurring speaker with over 240 invited presentations within the US and abroa, and has mentored over 260 professional and graduate students.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • 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 have been working on, the National Animal Nutrition Program, that has new ingredient composition information and many other capabilities that can help nutritionists, production managers, feed mill managers, and many other employees in the swine industry.

    โ€œThere are very specific ways that data needs to be collected in order to generate a model or put together nutrient requirements, which is something we have really been working on." - Dr. Phillip Miller

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    National Animal Nutrition ProgramIngredient databases source materialBest way to keep ingredient database updatedWhat will this modeling look like?Sustainability modelsPeer reviews and publication workshops

    Meet the guest: Phillip Miller was born in Reno, NV and raised in central California. The family had cattle interests in California and Nevada. In 1981 he started his education at UC Davis where he completed a BS and MS in Animal Science and received his PhD in Nutrition in 1990 under the supervision of Lee Baldwin and Christopher Calvert. In 1990, Dr. Miller accepted a faculty position at the University of Nebraska as a swine nutritionist. His research area has focused on energy and amino acid nutrition in the growing pig and how nutrition during the gilt development period affects sow longevity. Recently, Dr. Miller, his students and collaborators have investigated the effects of nutrition on the microbiome in the pig. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Miller has advised or co-advised 20 MS and 18 PhD students. Dr. Miller has served as section and division editors for the Journal of Animal Science and currently serves as review and symposia editor for the Journal. He is chair of the Coordinating Committee for the National Animal Nutrition Program. From 2009-2012 he participated in the committee responsible for the revision of the Nutrient Requirements of Swine. He has been a member of the Swine Nutrition multistate research committee, NCCC-042 for the past 23 years. He currently holds the Kermit Wagner Distinguished Professorship in Animal Science at the University of Nebraska.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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    - Genesus (https://www.genesus.com/)

    - Evonik (https://animal-nutrition.evonik.com/en/species/swine/)

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  • 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 need to get down on all fours and think like a pig wouldโ€ฆ

    "Engineers tend to like right angles, pigs do not. We have to put ourselves in the position of the animal we are moving.โ€ - Jason McAlister

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    Moving from meat science to animal welfareThe biggest challenge of educating about animal welfareThinking from a pigs perspectiveDifferences between how we treat cattle vs pigsAnimal welfare from different cultures

    Meet the guest: Jason McAlister, president and CEO at CloverLeaf Animal Welfare Systems, started his career at the world-famous Gilbertville Meat Locker. He went on to work with IBP and Tyson until 2007, when he transitioned to Triumph Foods. He has since led their animal welfare program, was a past NAMI animal welfare committee chair, and served as an advisor to the National Pork Boardโ€™s animal welfare committee. Jason has taken part in many taskforce projects including the common swine industry audit task force. Jason founded CloverLeaf in 2007 to help small and medium-size businesses with their animal welfare programs. CloverLeaf has successfully expanded across the Americas with clients from Canada to Brazil. They have even expanded into Africa and are pursuing opportunities to make a difference in Europe.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 production with no prior swine experience.

    "There are so many facets of swine production that we don't always think about and being able to show people all the options can help bring in more employees. It's not always about the pig, a lot of people don't even have to look at a pig for their role in the swine industry." - Victoria Wilson

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    Grain receiving at the millMycotoxin levelsNIR ScanningPelleting processAdvice for young studentsIntroducing agriculture to children

    Meet the guest: Victoria Wilson grew up just outside of St. Louis, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri for her Bachelors degree in Animal Sciences. Though she was first interested in cattle, she decided to to join the swine industry after becoming interested during her course work. After graduation in 2019 she attended Iowa State University to get her Masterโ€™s degree in Swine Nutrition. After graduation in 2021 she became Ms. Rodeo Missouri where she traveled across the US to promote agriculture for 6 months before joining Seaboard Foods as a feed mill coordinator.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 about how mycotoxins can affect pigs and at what thresholds we need to be concerned and looking for methods to mitigate the negative effects they have on the animals.

    โ€œWe have started to see research showing mycotoxins affecting pigs at much lower levels than what we would have deemed acceptable in recent years. It changes how you look at things in the big picture.โ€ - Dr. Chris Parks

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    How mycotoxins impact swineMycotoxin interactionsLong-term impacts of zearalenoneMycotoxins and immune suppressionAntioxidant effectThresholds for mycotoxin concentrationsThe T2 mycotoxins

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€: Dr. Don Giesting leads the MicroNutrition innovation approach and execution at Cargill. He has several years of experience working with technology and product solutions, product development, and business development for several animal feed products.

    Dr. Chris Parks works at Cargill within an account team structure (key account manager, nutritionist, nutrition analyst, and production specialist) to identify customer needs and develop solutions. He also works directly with customers on nutrition consulting (diet strategy, nutrient analysis, ingredient supplier selection, and economic modeling).

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 we can work together and train grad students to all perform high-quality research that is beneficial to the industry.

    โ€œThe Ag industry is really small, you will be doing business with the people sitting next to you in college. Make those relationships and develop connections early because in the future you will then have several friends in the industry that want to help youโ€ - Dr. Bob Thaler

    What youโ€™ll learn:

    The Universityโ€™s role in swine researchTransitioning research into production Studies on hybrid ryeEnergy and trial setupAbove ground burial for ASF outbreakGetting more students into grad school

    Meet the guest:

    Dr. Robert Thaler graduated in 1988 from K-State with a Ph.D. in swine nutrition. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from South Dakota State University. He returned to SDSU to serve as a swine extension specialist, teacher, and in administrative roles. Bob is a staunch supporter of the Land Grant University mission. His passion is to provide practical solutions for producers and in mentoring students. He has served in leadership capacities for the American Society of Animal Science and the National Pork Board. His numerous awards include the 2013 "Master of the Pork Industry" from the National Hog Farmer, SDSU College of Ag and Biological Science "Teacher of the Year" twice, and the 2021 SDSU distinguished professor award.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 todayโ€™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 designing a new swine facility.

    "Ventilation is important and can't be ignored. It is something that works 24/7 and if it fails it's pretty catastrophic if you aren't prepared." - Dr. Brett Ramirez

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - First steps when building a swine barn
    - Things to look out for in a sow barn
    - Putting new technology in old barns
    - Finding the airflow sweet spot
    - Designing a wean-to-finish facility
    - New tech developments
    - Importance of pig heat production

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Ramirezโ€™s research and extension program encompasses swine and poultry production systems with a primary focus on: ventilation, natural resource and energy efficiency, animal energetics, environmental control, and precision livestock farming. Through mentoring students on fundamental and applied research projects, his program aims to generate practical solutions to current and emerging issues surrounding animal agriculture and its producers. He received his BS and MS in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and 2014. Then, Brett completed his PhD at Iowa State University in late 2017 and transitioned to his current position as an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • We all know that we arenโ€™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 employees and how to build a strong team of swine professionals.

    "You can pay people all the money in the world, but if they don't feel like they belong, they aren't going to stay." - Sara Pardall

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - Training farm staff
    - Introducing employees on the 1st day
    - Developing employee training programs
    - Introductory techniques for swine newbies
    - Promoting employees
    - Working together as a team

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Sara Pardall holds a bachelor's degree of Animal Science from Iowa State University. She has over 8 years of sow farm management experience including managing teams in order to achieve KPI targets and objectives. Her areas of expertise include team development, and coaching, motivating, and training employees on the farm level. Currently, she is the project manager for the customer operations unit at Swine it. There, she ensures that projects are managed efficiently and effectively while providing excellent communication to all clients. Sara enjoys making new connections with other swine industry professionals, to share knowledge and ideas to further the development of the industry.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 production we need to further emphasize. Some of his answers may surprise youโ€ฆ

    "We need to revisit feed. It's not about how we convert the best corn on the planet, but rather the worst corn on the planet." - Dr. John Carr

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - The future of swine production
    - Labor issues
    - Single serving sows
    - Foreign animal diseases
    - Crazy ideas that may not actually be all that crazy

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. John Carr qualified as a veterinarian in 1982. After 5 years in general practice he returned to university to complete a Leverhulme Residency in pigs and a PhD in urinary tract problems of pigs at Liverpool specialising in Microbiology and Pathology. He has a Diploma in Pig Medicine and is a Diplomate of the European College of Pig Health Management. He has taught production medicine at several universities: UK; Liverpool and Royal Veterinary College, London, US; North Carolina and Iowa State and at Murdoch and Townsville Universities Australia. John runs a consultancy practice with clients in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. He currently teaches at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. John specialises in maintaining the health of pigs through promoting excellence in stockmanship and production practices.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 todayโ€™s episode with Dr. Joel DeRouchey, we talk about the importance of this subject and the opportunities we need to utilize to attract the bright minds of the future.

    "Each one of you that are listening can have a large impact on spurring the interest of our youth in the swine industry." - Dr. Joel DeRouchey

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - Youth involvement in the swine industry
    - Involvement without an ag background
    - FFA and 4-H
    - Parents finding ag opportunities for their kids
    - Shadowing opportunities
    - International opportunities

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Joel DeRouchey grew up on a diversified purebred swine, cattle and sheep operation in Pukwana, South Dakota. He graduated with his bachelor's in Animal Science from South Dakota State University in 1997 and his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001) in Swine Nutrition from Kansas State University. He was hired in 2001 as the Northeast Livestock Extension Specialist for Kansas State University. In 2004, Joel moved to the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry as a Livestock Nutrition and Environmental Management Specialist and with a 40% Extension, 40% Research, and 20% Teaching appointment. Currently, he is a full professor and State Animal Science Extension Program Leader and has a 50% Extension and 50% Research appointment.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 need to better understand the phenotype of the virus based on the sequence of the virus." - Dr. Kim VanderWaal

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - Classifying PRRS virus strains
    - RFLPs
    - Lineages of strains
    - Understanding the epidemiology
    - Alternative classification processes

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Kimberly VanderWaal is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Veterinary population medicine. She received her Ph.D. in behavioral ecology back in 2013 from UC Davis. Her research aims to understand the dynamics of pathogen spread through animal populations, focusing on quantifying underlying drivers and overarching consequences of host and pathogen heterogeneity for disease transmission.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 the consumers so we can all work together to produce a product everyone wants.

    "Zoom out a little bit and think about what you need on your farm in the coming years and what consumers are thinking about, and then figure out the best path for your business." - Dr. Marissa Hake

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - How consumers are changing
    - Building trust with consumers
    - Transparency
    - Educating consumers
    - Working towards the same goals

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Marissa Hake is the Director of Animal Welfare and Sustainable Farming at Fairlife. She graduated from Michigan State University, receiving her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and a master's in Public Health. After graduating, she was a practicing dairy veterinarian for almost five years. Her interests include young-stock care and handling, on-farm protocol and culture development, and animal welfare.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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  • 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 of years.

    "When it comes to gestation feeding, there are several pieces to the puzzle that already exist and I think we are going to learn a lot more here in the next couple of years." - Dr. Mark Knauer

    ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป:

    - Piglet survivability
    - Maintaining ideal temperatures
    - Piglet nutrient access
    - Functional teats on a sow
    - Defining a functional teat
    - Milk and colostrum yield
    - Piglet birth weight

    ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Mark Knauer was born and raised on a pure-line pig and cattle operation in southern Wisconsin. He received his B.S. in Agriculture Education and M.S. in Animal Breeding at Iowa State University. Following his time at ISU, Dr. Knauer completed his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics at North Carolina State University. After graduating, he completed a short Postdoc at the Institute for Pig Genetics in the Netherlands before accepting a position with the National Pork Board as the Director of Animal Science. Dr. Knauer is currently a Swine Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University where he focuses on genetics and production management.

    ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ.

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