Land O Lakes Purina Feeds is creating a learning space for pork producers to reach 30 pigs/sow/year on a regular basis. The Feeding For 30 program includes nutrition, information and case studies, as related by Elena Lindemann, lactating livestock marketing director.
Kansas State's Dr. Mike Tokach visits the possible changes in optimal market weights in light of feed costs and gain per day issues. He also takes a look at potential grain quality issues in the 2012 crop in this conversation with Eric Atkinson.
Proper euthanasia practices lessen stress on barn technicians and present a better picture to the public at large. Dr. Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and the director of the Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, discusses new work with Bruce Cochrane which shows promise on both the scientific and social front.
Lameness resulting from mycoplasma infection can alter the appearance of your herd as well as your bottom line. The Maschhoffs' Dr. Clayton Johnson discusses what your barn techs will see and what treatment options are available.
The annual Carolina Swine Health Seminar is enjoyable on a number of fronts and increases in presentation quality over time. This short conversation highlights the scope of the presentations as Dr. John Kolb discusses his take aways.
Dr. Mike Apley from Kansas State shares an overview of his presentation to swine producers at the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar and discusses a concern of non-prescribed antibiotics in many areas of the world.