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On this podcast, Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interviews the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

The Swine it Podcast Show Marcio Goncalves, DVM, PhD

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On this podcast, Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interviews the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

    Lessons learned in swine nutrition, production, teaching, and pig business - Dr. James Pettigrew

    Lessons learned in swine nutrition, production, teaching, and pig business - Dr. James Pettigrew

    “It's a commodity business, and because of that you cannot differentiate your product. So, when you produce a pig, the market says it's the same as a pig that somebody else produces. And in a commodity business, the way you increase your profits is to control costs. And that's why the pig production industry is so cost-driven.” – Dr. James Pettigrew



    What you will learn


    His thoughts on swine nutrition;
    Pig production: key insights;
    How to be profitable in a commodity business;
    Insights on teaching swine professionals.



    Meet the guest: Dr. James Pettigrew is a professor emeritus of animal science at the University of Illinois. His 37-year career includes 28 years at two universities (Minnesota and Illinois) separated by two highly successful positions in private industry. Dr. Pettigrew is a pioneering authority on sow nutrition and the use of modeling to estimate nutrient requirements. His research has also led to breakthroughs in understanding the influence of diet on the immune system of young pigs. Dr. Pettigrew’s highly productive research career has led to 430 invited presentations in 35 countries, 106 refereed journal articles, and 10 book chapters. His innovative contributions to the 10th edition of Nutrient Requirements of Swine had substantial effects on swine feeding worldwide. He has served on a WHO panel dealing with antimicrobial use, the ASAS Board of Directors, the ASAS and FASS committees on public policy, and as President of the Midwest Section of ASAS.



    This episode was published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 53 min
    3 pivotal studies from the last 5 years - Dr. Chris Hostetler

    3 pivotal studies from the last 5 years - Dr. Chris Hostetler

    “I appreciate the vision of the pork producers. There are some truly visionary folks. Having that sort of big picture vision for the industry and taking off the blinders of what's happening for me today, what's my business going to look like five or ten years from now… One of the things I appreciate about the industry is just some really great thinkers in that space.” – Dr. Chris Hostetler



    What you will learn


    What are the 3 pivotal studies from the last 5 years;
    Sequencing of the swine genome;
    Sow lifetime productivity;
    Pig survivability.



    Meet the guest: Dr. Chris Hostetler received his Bachelor of Science at Purdue University, his Master of Science at the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. at Washington State University. While at Washington State University he also managed the University's research and teaching swine farm, served as an instructor in the College of Sciences, and conducted a postdoctoral study in reproductive biology. He is the National Pork Board’s Director of Animal Science. Before joining the National Pork Board in 2011, Dr. Hostetler was on faculty at South Dakota State University where he taught animal nutrition and conducted research in monogastric nutrition.



    P.S. Visit the National Pork website and learn more about the important work they lead www.pork.org



    This episode was published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 44 min
    Designing experiments for assessment of mortality outcomes in pig production - Dr. Jordan Gebhardt

    Designing experiments for assessment of mortality outcomes in pig production - Dr. Jordan Gebhardt

    “[When designing experiments to pick up mortality differences…] keeping up-to-date with what's the best way to make sure that we're analyzing the data in a way that it's repeatable to make the best decisions we can.” – Dr. Jordan Gebhardt



    What you will learn


    Challenges      and common mistakes associated with mortality experiments;
    Recommendations      for design efficiency.



    Meet the guest: Dr. Jordan Gebhardt graduated with high honor from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Animal Science and was a member of the Honor’s College. In addition, Jordan completed two internships in the animal health and nutrition industries. He completed both his DVM and Ph.D. (swine nutrition) at Kansas State University in 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor there.



    This episode was published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 15 min
    Formulation as a new production nutritionist - Dr. Jeff Hansen

    Formulation as a new production nutritionist - Dr. Jeff Hansen

    “I very much encourage people to go out into production, and get that experience… it is a high-stress job. That is OK. You learn a lot. Get involved with your packer. Be the leader. Own that entire feed operation from a personal standpoint. The team does not have to report to you. You are a servant to all those people.” – Dr. Jeff Hansen



    What you will learn


    Where do you start?
    Nutrient matrix;
    Energy;
    Fat feeding;
    Managing the nutrition program;
    Production concerns;
    Major advancements;
    What the future holds.



    Meet the guest: Dr. Jeff Hansen graduated with an M.S. from Texas A&M and Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition from Kansas State University. He was previously Director of Nutritional Programs with Murphy‐Brown/Smithfield, the largest pork producer in the world, for over 20 years, and brings extensive experience in nutrition, production management, and feed manufacturing. After that, he joined Nutriquest as Director of Technical Sales and Service.



    This episode was published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    How to optimize tunnel ventilation in pig barns - Dr. Brett Ramirez

    How to optimize tunnel ventilation in pig barns - Dr. Brett Ramirez

    "When managing tunnel ventilation, we need to make sure we have wind. If there's no wind, we're effectively not providing any cooling, and the big driver of that is our fans. With that comes making sure our fans are performing optimally: belts are tight, functioning, clean, cones, and shutters are on. A lot of times, shutters can get dirty over winter, and if they don't get cleaned off by the time summer rolls around and pays to keep those shutters clean because they can knock down airflow over 15%" – Dr. Brett Ramirez



    What you will learn


    Why do we raise pigs indoors?
    The most significant issues when managing tunnel ventilation;
    How can we fix those issues;
    Optimal temperature in late finishing;
    How do ventilation experts come up with the optimal recommendations?



    Meet the guest: Dr. Brett Ramirez is an assistant professor in the Animal Production Systems Engineering group within the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. His research and extension program encompass swine and poultry production systems with a primary focus on ventilation, natural resource and energy efficiency, animal energetics, environmental control, and precision livestock farming.

    • 24 min
    From a technical role to CEO - Dr. Robert van Barneveld

    From a technical role to CEO - Dr. Robert van Barneveld

    “Having [a fully-integrated model], these days, allows you to marry your supply to your demand and your disposal models, and it gives you some kind of protection in the business. So that's an important first step.” – Dr. Robert van Barneveld



    What you will learn

    1. Latest research from Australia;

    2. Major research breakthroughs from the last decades;

    3. How many diets do really need?

    4. Biggest lessons on running a pork business;

    5. Thoughts on people and culture;

    6. Thoughts on immunocastration;

    7. Trends on growth-promoting antibiotics;

    8. Why doesn’t Australia import new genetics?



    Meet the guest: Dr. Robert van Barneveld began his career in university faculties around Australia after receiving a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with First Class Honors and later a Ph.D. in swine nutrition from The University of Queensland, St Lucia. Robert has served on a number of industry and commercial boards within the industry and is now the Managing Director and CEO of Sunpork Group.



    This episode was published by Lauro Faccin.

    • 38 min

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