Dr. Paul Yeske, Swine Veterinarian with the Swine Vet Center, and Dr. Giovani Trevisan, Research Assistant Professor at Iowa State University, talk through the topic of biocontainment, specifically in grow-finish hogs. They each share research-backed tips for protecting your own herd this season, the difference between biosecurity and biocontainment, and of course, share a few take-home messages!
Dr. Derald Holtkamp and Dr. Marcelo Almeida join us on this month's episode of PigX to talk through their research on the bacteria Actinobacillus Pleuropneumoniae (APP). They give insight to what could have caused the 2021 outbreak in Iowa, and things that swine producers should be doing to protect their herds.
Joined by Dr. Chris Rademacher from Iowa State University, Dr. Justin Brown, Assistant teaching professor from Iowa State University, and Dr. Pete Thomas, Director of Health Services at Iowa Select Farms, Delaney guides the conversation around individual sow care. The men share how they have seen this concept work and tips on how to implement it on your own operation.
Dr. Ryan Brook, who spoke at the Iowa Swine Day, joins us to discuss a topic that isn't brought up much in the swine industry, wild hog populations. He shares the importance of this issue and what can be done to mitigate the risks it causes.
Dr. Jack Dekkers talks through the idea of genetic resiliency in swine and ways to employ it on an operation. He shares research behind this idea and tips on how to discovery resiliency in your own hogs.
On this special episode of the PigX podcast, we are joined by geopolitical expert, Peter Zeihan, to discuss some impending impacts we will soon face due to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. He was one of the many incredible guests to have spoken at the Iowa Swine Day conference in Ames, and we will bring you a few more special edition episodes soon. In the meantime, you can hear from some of those guests and watch their talks at https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/iowaswineday.html.
We return in a few short weeks with our next regularly scheduled episode to talk resiliency.
Return guests of the podcast, Dr. Derald Holtkamp and Dr. Chris Rademacher, define and discuss the concept of staged loading. Dr.Holtkamp shares findings from a study on this concept and gives tips on how to implement the practice in your own swine operation.
Sustainability has been a buzzword floating around the industry for years now, but what does it mean within pork production? Dr. Justin Ransom, Senior Director of Sustainable Food Strategy for Tyson Foods, and Dr. Brett Kaysen, Vice President of Sustainability for National Pork Board, join us to talk about the definition of sustainability, establishing and attaining sustainable goals, and a whole lot more. Tune in next month when we kick off Season 3 with fresh topics impacting pork production and survivability.