Employee Management

SwineCast 1140, The Squeal on Creating A Biosecurity Culture, Part 3: Biosecurity Question and Answer Session

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SwineCast 1139, The Squeal on Creating A Biosecurity Culture, Part 2: Transferring Knowledge To The Production Staff

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SwineCast 1138, The Squeal on Creating A Biosecurity Culture, Part 1: Valuable Discussion of the Concepts

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SwineCast 1136, At The Meeting - China Swine Industry Confident Following COVID-19

SwineCast 1136 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison looks at how China's ability to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 has given their commercial swine industry the confidence to expand.
  • The ATM team (Dr. Montserrat Torremorell - College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Dr. Gordon Spronk - Pipestone Veterinary Services, and Dr. Tom Wetzell - Swine Veterinary Consultant) learn more about what life is like for workers in China's pork business with gusts Dr. Zhichun (Jason) Yan (New Hope Group) and Dr. John Deen (University of Minnesota).
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1135, The Squeal on Recruiting Employees, Part 3: Retention

SwineCast 1135 Show Notes:
  • This is part three of a three part series on recruiting employees, looking at recruitment processes and programs. Neal Paszkiewicz with Wakefield Pork, Kay Stinson of Seaboard Foods, and PICs Ashley Hengen talk about employees staying long term and understanding the turn over of employees.

SwineCast 1133, The Squeal on Recruiting Employees, Part 2: On-boarding

SwineCast 1133 Show Notes:
  • This is part two of a three part series on recruiting employees, looking at recruitment processes and programs. Neal Paszkiewicz with Wakefield Pork, Kay Stinson of Seaboard Foods, and PICs Ashley Hengen talk about hurdles in getting new employees comfortable and setup for success. Key focus is on training, getting people prepared, and being patient.

How Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease

Preparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USAPreparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USA From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Jamee Eggers, Producer Education Director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, shares how Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease [video].

SwineCast 1131, The Squeal on Recruiting Employees, Part 1: Recruitment Processes and Programs

SwineCast 1131 Show Notes:
  • This is part one of a three part series on recruiting employees, looking at recruitment processes and programs. Neal Paszkiewicz with Wakefield Pork, Kay Stinson of Seaboard Foods, and PICs Ashley Hengen talk about employee recruitment at a range of operations and what works for them.

10 Ways: How To Reduce Wean-To-Finish Mortality

10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Ryan Strobel and Dr. Chris Sievers of Swine Vet Center present details on their 10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality: benchmarking, start on the right foot, flow plan, vaccination program, barn layout, feeding strategy, training, individual pig care, biosecurity, ventilation [video].

SwineCast 1127, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 3: 24-Hour Staffing and Enhancing Inter-Employee Communications

SwineCast 1127 Show Notes:

  • This is part three of a three part series on day one pig care. Steve Horton (Sow Farm Supervisor for Thomas Livestock), Kendall Weger (PIC Global Technical Services ), and Pedro Mosqueira (PIC Technical Services) share some case study insights on employee communications that make first day pig care successful.
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