Management

SwineCast 1132, November Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1132 Show Notes:
  • This is the November update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Dr. Tara Donovan, Vice-President of Veterinary Management, The Hanor Company, how system vets conduct research, and apply research data back into production practices.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for November 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

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 1129, October Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1129 Show Notes:
  • This is the October update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Mr. Mark Schwartz (Director of Production Systems, Schwartz Farms) how production systems look at diagnostic testing and how those tests are incorporated into day to day decision making.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for October 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

Perspecitives on African Swine Fever Virus in China

Battling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewardsBattling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewards From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Joseph Yaros, Pipestone Veterinary Services, provides details and perspective dealing with the African Swine Fever virus. Key takeaways: ASF will be in China for a long time, sow inventories will return to normal levels at some point in the next 24 months, and production companies in China are building farms & repopulating as fast as possible to take advantage of good markets [video].

SwineCast 1128, September Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System

SwineCast 1128 Show Notes:
  • This is the September update from the Swine Disease Reporting System. Experts from Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State, and South Dakota State University, provide a regular update on swine diseases and seasonal issues of importance for producers.
  • In this Swine Disease Reporting System update, Dr. Daniel Linhares and Dr. Giovani Trevisan discuss with special guest Dr. Derald Holtkamp (Iowa State University) how disease monitoring helps understand trends and make decisions on the impacts diseases have on the business of pork.
  • This SwineCast episode shares the most recent report for September 2020, that can also be found at http://agtoday.us/swine-reports

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.

SwineCast 1124, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 2: Pre-Farrowing Preparation, Personnel, And Colostrum Management

SwineCast 1124 Show Notes:
  • This is part two of a multi 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) talk about the preparation required to get personnel ready for pre-farrowing activities and colostrum management.

SwineCast 1122, The Squeal on Day One Pig Care, Part 1: Critical Key Indicators For Good Day One Pig Care

SwineCast 1122 Show Notes:
  • This is part one of a multi 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) talk about the some of the key indicators and actions required for that first day of piglet care.

SwineCast 1118, The Squeal on Team Motivation, Part 3: Helping Employees Be Better

SwineCast 1118 Show Notes:
  • This is part three of a three part series on staff motivation in challenging times. Special guest Matt Booth (Certified Speaking Professional and attitude expert) is joined by Jamie Hundley (Production General Manager, Birchwood Genetics) and Jason Pooley (PIC's Supply Chain Manager).
  • The group looks at how to deal with difficult employees and working with them to change and be better at what they do.
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