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The latest swine nutrition research digested into 9 minutes – every week. Have you ever wanted to stay current with the latest research in swine nutrition without spending hours online? The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is a 9-minute podcast by Wisenetix, where you’ll get cutting-edge swine nutrition insights from the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

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The latest swine nutrition research digested into 9 minutes – every week. Have you ever wanted to stay current with the latest research in swine nutrition without spending hours online? The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is a 9-minute podcast by Wisenetix, where you’ll get cutting-edge swine nutrition insights from the brightest minds of the global swine industry.

    Cristhiam Alfonso: Methionine in Swine Nutrition | Ep. 124

    Cristhiam Alfonso: Methionine in Swine Nutrition | Ep. 124

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Cristhiam Jhoseph Muñoz Alfonso, a doctoral student at the University of Guelph, explores the vital role of methionine in swine nutrition. He discusses its protein and non-protein uses, highlighting recent research findings and the implications for swine health and productivity. This episode is a must-listen for professionals eager to stay updated on the latest advancements in swine nutrition. Tune in for valuable insights into optimizing swine diets and improving overall animal health.

    "Methionine is crucial as it supports over 300 body reactions and is key in creating vital biomolecules like creatine."

    (00:00) Introduction(01:24) Protein and Non-Protein Uses of Methionine(03:05) Methionine's Role in Gene Expression(05:09) Updating Methionine Requirements(06:32) Research Milestones and Next Steps(08:08) Methionine Pathways and Metabolism(09:49) Future Research Directions(10:06) Closing Thoughts
    Meet the guest: Cristhiam Jhoseph Muñoz Alfonso is a doctoral student in Animal Nutrition at the University of Guelph. With a background in animal science from the University of Illinois, his research focuses on protein metabolism and methionine's role in swine nutrition.

    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - Kemin
    - Jyga
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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 11 min
    Dr. Jerry Spears: Chromium in Swine Feed | Ep 123

    Dr. Jerry Spears: Chromium in Swine Feed | Ep 123

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Jerry Spears, Professor Emeritus from North Carolina State University, unravels the intricacies of chromium's impact on swine health. With over three decades of research on trace minerals like chromium, zinc, and copper, Dr. Spears shares profound insights into the regulatory processes and health benefits of chromium propionate in enhancing insulin sensitivity in pigs. Tune in on major platforms to enhance your understanding of essential trace minerals in swine diets.

    "Chromium functions to increase insulin sensitivity in tissues that are sensitive, responsive to insulin, such as muscle, adipose tissue." - Dr. Jerry Spears

    (00:00) Introduction(02:19) FDA approval process for chromium(03:25) Chromium's effects during heat stress(04:15) Impact on litter size and weaning weight(05:06) Benefits to meat quality in swine(06:59) Economic benefits of chromium supplementation(07:43) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest: Dr. Jerry Spears, Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Animal Science at North Carolina State University, has an extensive background in animal nutrition, specializing in trace minerals. With a PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Spears has over three decades of experience, contributing notably to agricultural sciences. Currently, he consults as an Animal Nutrition Consultant.


    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - Kemin
    - Jyga
    - Phibro
    - Novus

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 9 min
    Isabela Bez: Nutrition & Behavior | Ep. 122

    Isabela Bez: Nutrition & Behavior | Ep. 122

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Isabela Bez, a PhD student at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, discusses her research on the gut-brain axis and its impact on swine behavior and welfare. Isabela explores alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters and their effects on the microbiota and pig behavior. Tune in for an insightful discussion that can transform your approach to swine management.

    "Nutrition has a major impact on animal behavior. Any changes in diet can affect how animals respond to their environment and cause stress if they don't like the feed."

    (00:00) Introduction(01:54) Gut microbiota and behavior(03:09) Alternatives to antibiotic(06:05) Nutrition and behavior(09:13) Practical strategies for farmers(10:19) Early detection of enteric diseases(11:26) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest: Isabela Cristina Colaço Bez earned her Veterinary Medicine degree and a Master's in Animal Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, where she is pursuing her PhD. Her research and professional focus include swine welfare, nutrition, and reproduction. Isabela has gained international experience during her year-long study abroad at ISA Lille in France, concentrating on animal welfare. Fluent in multiple languages, she brings a global perspective to swine production. 

    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - Jyga
    - Phibro
    - Kemin
    - Novus

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    Website: swinenutritionblackbelt.com

    • 13 min
    Dr. Hyatt Frobose: Pig Precision Feeding | 121

    Dr. Hyatt Frobose: Pig Precision Feeding | 121

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Hyatt Frobose, USA Commercial Director at Jyga Technologies, discusses innovative precision feeding strategies for gilts and sows. He explores the benefits of these technologies in gilt development, addresses industry challenges, and offers practical solutions for improving herd retention and performance. Tune in on all major platforms to stay ahead in swine nutrition.

    "Using precision feeding and blend feeding technologies allows us to get the right diet to the right gilt at the right time, improving diet complexity and stage-specific feeding." - Dr. Hyatt Frobose

    (00:00) Introduction(02:00) Risks of feed limitation(03:15) Implementing precision feeding(04:30) Benefits of electronic feeding systems(06:00) Incorporating fiber in gilt diets(07:15) Addressing industry challenges(08:30) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest: Dr. Hyatt Frobose holds a Ph.D. in Swine Management & Nutrition from Kansas State University. He is the USA Commercial Director at Jyga Technologies, specializing in precision feeding solutions for sows. Dr. Frobose's extensive experience includes researching lactating sow nutrition and developing innovative feeding technologies.

    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - Jyga
    - Phibro
    - Hubbard Feeds
    - Kemin
    - Alltech
    - Novus

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 11 min
    Natalia Fanelli: Protein Quality Research | Ep. 120

    Natalia Fanelli: Protein Quality Research | Ep. 120

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt, Natalia Fanelli, a PhD student at the University of Illinois, shares her innovative research on using pigs as a model for human nutrition studies. Natalia discusses the significance of amino acid scores in evaluating protein quality in human foods, using exciting examples like comparing traditional and plant-based burgers. Don't miss out on this fascinating discussion—tune in on all major platforms.

    "DIAAS evaluates protein quality in human foods by comparing amino acid digestibility to protein requirements. Animal nutritionists may excel more than human nutritionists in this area." - Natalia Fanelli

    (00:00) Highlight(01:25) Introduction(03:00) Pigs as a model for human nutrition(05:10) Comparing meat and plant-based burgers(06:40) Digestible indispensable amino acid score(08:02) Natalia’s master's thesis research(09:30) Future research plans and PhD focus(11:10) Closing thoughts
    Meet the guest: Natalia Fanelli is a Master's student in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With extensive research experience in protein quality and amino acid digestibility using pigs as a model, Natalia's work bridges animal and human nutrition. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, she is now pursuing her PhD.

    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:

    - Phibro
    - Hubbard Feeds
    - Jyga
    - Kemin
    - Alltech
    - Novus

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    Website: swinenutritionblackbelt.com

    • 11 min
    Dr. Su A Lee: Swine Feed Efficiency | Ep. 119

    Dr. Su A Lee: Swine Feed Efficiency | Ep. 119

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Su A Lee, a postdoctoral research associate from the University of Illinois, explores the complexities of mineral digestibility and nutrient optimization in swine feeds. Dr. Lee shares her latest research findings on how particle size and pelleting influence energy and nutrient absorption in pigs. Her insights highlight important feed efficiency advancements and nutrient utilization essential for improving swine diet formulations. Tune in on major platforms to deepen your knowledge of cutting-edge swine nutrition practices.

    "Indirect calorimeter allows us to measure gas exchanges precisely, optimizing energy intake assessments for more efficient swine diets." - Dr. Su A Lee

    (00:00) Highlight(01:05) Introduction(02:25) Digestibility and Nutrient Utilization(03:00) Indirect Calorimetry and Energy Measurement(03:45) Commercial vs. Lab Energy Estimates(05:15) Particle Size and Diet Experiments(06:55) Pelleting and Feed Waste Reduction(11:15) Closing Thoughts
    Meet the guest: Dr. Su A Lee is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, specializing in swine nutrition. Her notable research includes the digestibility of nutrients and the energy content of feeds, significantly contributing to advancements in feed efficiency for swine. Dr. Lee earned her PhD from the University of Illinois and holds both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from Konkuk University.

    The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast is trusted and supported by innovative companies like:
    - Kemin
    - Alltech
    - Novus
    - Phibro
    - Hubbard Feeds
    - Jyga

    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.

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    • 12 min

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