Sow nutrition

What Should Happen With Sow Care (Gestation/Lactation Management)?

sow care Dr. Steve Dritz presents data from several studies to help improve sow gestation and lactation management. From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.
Oxytocin usage, remember to use it later in the process.

SwineCast update for October 14, 2010, Improving Professionalism In Barn Culture

We continue to bring conversations from the Leman Conference. Up this week is a good review of sow feeding systems by Dr. Laura Greiner.

Also, you'll want to stay on top of the GIPSA regulation conversation. NPPC Board Member Mark Legan shares his concerns and strongly encourages getting your thoughts in before the deadline of November 22, 2010.

Finally, we are hearing good things from the corn fields. And the hogs are happily eating away at this tasty new crop. Hope yours are too.

SwineCast 0588, Managing Sow Nutrition For Maximum Efficiency

mp3SwineCast 0588 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Laura Greiner presented on Sow Feeding Systems: Matching The Feeding System To the Biology of the Sow at the recent Leman conference.  Today Laura shares an overview of that presentation.
  • Link here to additional Leman Materials.

SwineCast 0559, Updated Swine Nutrition Guide Could Change Your Nutrition Regimen

mp3SwineCast 0559 Show Notes:

SwineCast update for May 25, 2010, What Are The Educational Opportunities At The World Pork Expo?

The World Pork Expo is on the near term agenda (June 9-11 in Des Moines, Iowa) followed closely by the National Pork Board's 2010 Pork Management Conference in Hilton Head, SC.

SwineCast will be bringing you in-depth conversations from both events. Want to learn more about what's going on in Des Moines? We talk with the Pork Board's Assistant Vice President - Communications, Cindy Cunningham to overview the many seminars and educational programs that are free to attendees. The Pork Management Conference brings top speakers on issues external to the industry as well as updates on key topics all producers need to know. Get registered or learn more about the agenda via the program guide.

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What Are The Educational Opportunities At The World Pork Expo?

MP3 fileCindy Cunningham, National Pork Board Vice-President of Communications, updates us on the programs, seminars and events at 2010 World Pork Expo.

Asian Foot and Mouth Disease? Impact North American Producers?

MP3 fileSwine producers in North America should take action to stop potential Foot and Mouth Disease carriers at the farm gate.

Filtering Nutrients From Wastewater With Algae

MP3 fileWalter Mulby, USDA Agricultural Research Service Microbiologist, shares information on research into low-cost algae-based systems to reclaim nutrients from manures.

Agriculture Telling its Story

Animal‑rights is not about treating animals more nicely Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, shares his view that animal-rights is an ideology and that agriculture must do a much better job of explaining the great traditions of animal husbandry and the tremendous human benefit we receive from the proper and humane use of animals. Both the audio and transcript of the presentation is available.

How Agriculture Needs To Work Together What are some of the core issues, projects, and principles that Agriculture should organize around and tackle?

Man-Made Climate Change: Hoax or Myth Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director of The Heartland Institute, breaks down the hoax and myths behind man-made climate change. This is a three part presentation , via DairyCast, from the 2010 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention.

SwineCast 0298 for April 25 2008

SwineCast 0298 Show Notes:

  • NPPC requests USDA help on US industry crisis
  • Money-saving steps from Mike Tokach to help to you hold on
  • Sow herd nutrition research featuring grad student Ryan Samuel.  Looking at the amino acid and energy levels of your rations
  • Immigration regs tweaked by the Department of Homeland Security and your responsibility

SwineCast 0283 for March 4 2008

SwineCast 0283 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill negotiations continue with comments from Ag Secretary Shafer
  • Bernie Peet weighs in with thoughts on reaching 30 pigs per sow per year. Link to his website.
  • Practitioner Doug Powers shares experience with 'energy' products and sow nutrition
  • Dr. Peter Brooks of the Univ of Plymouth discusses group housing nutrition... learnings from the E.U.
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