Sow productivity

Improving Sow Survivability

Improving Sow SurvivabilityImproving Sow Survivability Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, presents a look at sow mortality, especially due to prolapses. This is an ongoing research project that has collected raw data from over 100 farms. One of the key observations is that there is significant variation across farms. Follow-on activity includes projects at high & low incidence farms plus designing & employing on farm mitigation studies [video].

Dr. Bradley, Dr. Stalder, Dr. Hahn, and Dr. Bergstrom - Improve Sow Health And Sow Productivity


Improve Sow Health And Sow Productivity - Dr. Casey Bradley, DSM; Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University; Dr. Joseph Hahn, DSM; and Dr. Jonathan Bergstrom, DSM, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Sow Health and Wellbeing As Keys To Productivity

The Impact of Vitamins on Swine ProductionThe Impact of Vitamins on Swine Production Dr. Casey Bradley, Dr. Ken Stalder, Dr. Joseph Hahn, and Dr. Jonathan Bergstrom each share insights on the impacts of vitamins on swine production. Each presenter brings their specialty and research to the conversations to help producers improve their understanding of sow health and sow productivity [video].

SwineCast 1031, The Squeal - The Importance Of Gilt Selection

SwineCast 1031 Show Notes:
  • In this episode by PIC on the importance of gilt selection, Dr. Ken Stalder (Swine Genetics Specialist, Iowa State University), Malcolm Turley (PIC Gene Transfer Supply Account Manager), and Marlon Tafs (PIC Quality Assurance Manager), talk about how to best setup the gilt selection operating environment, employee training, and evaluation criteria.

Technology Tools Like CRISPR Are Pork Opportunities

Opportunities for Swine Genetic ImprovementOpportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., shares the opportunities available for genetic improvements in swine through technologies like CRISPR. Some observations: 1) The conversation of biologic and genetic tools like CRISPR are happening and the agriculture livestock world needs to be engaged in the conversation continuously, 2) Collaboration is critical [video].

Dr. George Foxcroft - Sow Lifetime Productivity


Sow Lifetime Productivity - Dr. George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Canada, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Jason Ross - Improving Sow Survivability


Improving Sow Survivability - Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Thomas Titus - Opportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement


Opportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement - Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1022, Dr. Tom Gillespie says leadership and technology are key to the future pig care

SwineCast 1022 Show Notes:

What Is Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0?

Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0 Dr. Aaron Lower, Carthage Vet Service, presents information on the next advances to Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) [video].
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