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On this podcast, Dr. Laura Greiner and Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interview the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

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On this podcast, Dr. Laura Greiner and Dr. Márcio Gonçalves interview the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

    Roundtable: Mycotoxin management - what to expect and how to best prepare - Dr. Don Giesting and Dr. Chris Parks

    Roundtable: Mycotoxin management - what to expect and how to best prepare - Dr. Don Giesting and Dr. Chris Parks

    Mycotoxins have always been a hassle to swine producers, especially with high concentration in the feed for the last few years. Therefore, it is important for us to understand how mycotoxins affect our pigs, and how best to manage high concentration in our feed. In today’s talk, Dr. Don Giesting and Dr. Chris Parks from Cargill discuss how to best mitigate the negative consequences from mycotoxins and what mycotoxin levels to expect in the coming year.

    "𝘚𝘩𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘺𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘹𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘳𝘮." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗗𝗼𝗻 𝗚𝗶𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗿. 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸𝘀

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Current mycotoxin concentrations in feed
    2. The impact of droughts on mycotoxin levels
    3. The importance of mycotoxins in swine
    4. Typical mode of action
    5. Interactions between mycotoxins
    6. Zearalenone threshold considered acceptable
    7. Impact of mycotoxins on pigs
    8. Mitigating negative consequences
    9. T-2 mycotoxin
    10. Masked mycotoxins
    11. What to expect with mycotoxins in the future
    12. Key points

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: 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 at Cargill. 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).

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 44 min
    Introducing gilts into the sow herd - strategies and challenges - Dr. Keith Aljets

    Introducing gilts into the sow herd - strategies and challenges - Dr. Keith Aljets

    Gilt development has been a struggle in the industry for years. In  a sow operation it is often regarded as one of the most important pieces, as the largest group of animals bred are typically gilts. In his talk with Dr. Greiner, Dr. Keith Aljets discusses some of the most difficult challenges with gilt development, and important factors we need to consider when trying to overcome these hurdles.

    "𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘪𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺?" - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗞𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗹𝗷𝗲𝘁𝘀

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Gilt development
    2. Key points on gilt introduction
    3. What’s the best strategy to bring gilts in
    4. Managing health protocols for gilts
    5. Recommendations for Mycoplasma exposure
    6. Other challenges for gilt introduction
    7. The “must do” in gilt development
    8. Sow mortality
    9. PCV-2
    10. PCV-2 virus detection
    11. Key points

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Keith Aljets began working at Veterinary Medical Center in 1990 after graduating from the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He continued his education beyond a DVM and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 1998. Dr. Aljets' primary focuses are in swine production medicine and sow farm management.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 32 min
    What skill sets are needed to be a successful manager today? - Fred Kuhr

    What skill sets are needed to be a successful manager today? - Fred Kuhr

    No production facility, or any business, can be effective without quality employees. Arguably the most important part of any manager’s job is to understand your employees and to provide an environment that is conducive to efficiency, flexibility, and technological adaptation. In today's talk with Fred Kuhr, he discusses how best to address labor challenges, keys to finding quality employees, and how to help employees help us.

    "𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵." - 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗞𝘂𝗵𝗿

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Labor challenges
    2. Help to teach people with little background
    3. Proficiency testing
    4. Interviewing people to work with livestock
    5. Helping with people skills
    6. Coaching employees and managers
    7. Information resources
    8. Encouraging efficiency
    9. Utilizing technologies
    10. Big opportunities in sow production
    11. Changes in the last 15 years
    12. Key points

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Fred is currently the Production Supervisor for Dykhuis Farms in Holland, Michigan. Fred started his 40-plus-year pig production career with National Farms and before working for Dykhuis Farms he was the Director of Production for Carthage Veterinary Services. He has also worked in senior production director roles at Heartland Pork as well as The Maschhoffs.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 30 min
    Keys to systematically minimizing and eliminating diseases in pig production - Dr. Joe Connor

    Keys to systematically minimizing and eliminating diseases in pig production - Dr. Joe Connor

    The swine industry has adapted with each decade to improve the efficiency of the industry as a whole. Over the years we have made some mistakes as well as many advances, and learning from those mistakes and repeating those successes are the keys to continue improving. In today’s talk with Dr. Connor, we learn about how we have managed diseases in the past, and how to use what we have learned to better manage current and potential future diseases.

    "𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗝𝗼𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗿

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Diseases changes in the swine industry
    2. Managing diseases in the future
    3. Lessons learned at the farm level
    4. Mycoplasma elimination on a farm
    5. Disease systematic approaches
    6. Key items for young vets to think about

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Joseph Connor is the founder of Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD. He purchased the CVS practice in 1980 and built his client service network to become one of the foremost swine veterinarians in the world. CVS maintains client service relationships with over 500,000 sows in the US. Dr. Connor regularly consults with other veterinarians to bring new disease management practices to producers in the U.S. and in other countries including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Australia, China and countries in Europe. Dr. Connor is a featured speaker at many industry programs and has published a wide variety of peer reviewed articles on swine health, nutrition, and disease. Dr. Connor obtained his Doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1976 from the University of Illinois, and subsequently, an M.S. degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2006, and completed the Executive Veterinary Program in 2009 with the University of Illinois. He is the past President of the American Association of Swine Practitioners and through that Association received the Allen D. Leman Practice Award and Practitioner of the Year Award in 2004.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 31 min
    You may not be as financially efficient in pig production as you thought - Dr. Glynn Tonsor

    You may not be as financially efficient in pig production as you thought - Dr. Glynn Tonsor

    Any good swine nutritionist knows that they are not only a nutritionist, but also an economist. Optimizing cost efficiency is the overall goal of a swine production facility, and with the unpredictable markets we have today with covid, we need to be aware of how best to maximize our net profits for our facility. In today’s talk Dr. Greiner chats with Dr. Glynn Tonsor on how the swine markets have changed, and potentially will change in the future, in regards to supply and demand and price fluctuations with the current pandemic.

    "𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘥." - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗚𝗹𝘆𝗻𝗻 𝗧𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗿

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Current supply and demand of pork
    2. Where we are with the pandemic
    3. Changes in hog prices relative to import prices
    4. Tips to manage fluctuations in production costs
    5. Commodity markets
    6. Disease impact on prices
    7. Resources for producers
    8. Key points

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Glynn Tonsor joined the K-State Agricultural Economics faculty as an Assistant Professor in March 2010. He obtained his Ph.D. from K-State in 2006 and was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University from May 2006 to March 2010. Tonsor’s current efforts are primarily devoted to a range of integrated research and extension activities with particular focus on the cattle/beef and swine/pork industries. His broader interests cover aspects throughout the meat supply chain ranging from production level supply issues to end-user consumer demand issues. Dr. Tonsor has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, provided over 240 presentations to an in-person audience exceeding 27,000 attendees, conducted numerous educational webinars, and written a multitude of non-technical publications. He has testified to both state and federal governmental bodies. In addition to engaging many agricultural media outlets, Tonsor has been interviewed or been cited by broader outlets including the CBS Evening News, BBC News, Economist magazine, Time magazine, Wall Street Journal, and the U.S. Farm Report.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 39 min
    Zinc, copper, or probiotics - what is the best antimicrobial for pigs? - Dr. Wes Schweer

    Zinc, copper, or probiotics - what is the best antimicrobial for pigs? - Dr. Wes Schweer

    Preventing bacterial infection in the young piglet is critical for all farmers as they have weakened immune systems in the early stages of their life. In the past we used antibiotics until antibiotic resistant strains became more prevalent. Now zinc oxide is the most used antimicrobial feed additive during the nursery period but is it the most effective method? In today’s talk with Dr. Schweer, he discusses alternative feeding strategies for preventing bacterial infection of the piglet.

    "𝘞𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘺?" - 𝗗𝗿. 𝗪𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗿

    𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻:

    1. Dr. Schweer’s work with antibiotics
    2. Difference between probiotics and prebiotics
    3. Mortality studies
    4. Zinc and copper studies
    5. Zinc alternatives
    6. Planning for antimicrobials in the future
    7. Post-wean diarrhea
    8. Take-home message

    𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁: Dr. Schweer earned his doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in animal science from Iowa State University, while also working for more than four years as a graduate research assistant. While at ISU, he authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed swine research publications and 20 conference proceedings and papers related to swine production and nutrition. In 2018 he joined Zinpro as a swine research nutritionist.

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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