Sows

SwineCast 1045, Moving the Needle on Piglet Survivability

SwineCast 1045 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Midwest Pork Conference, we learn about moving the needle on piglet survivability with Kurt Nagel, Director of Sow Production, Belstra Milling Company Inc. Kurt details several of the key factors on calculating piglet survivability and challenges producers by asking if they have the right tools.
  • One area, with respect to pre-weaning mortality, that can bring the biggest change is how to handle fall behind pigs. Kurt says they don't have the "right answer" but it is an area where Belstra Milling continues to focus.

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].

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.

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].

Dr. Jim Lowe and Dr. Ben Blair - Are cull sow movements impacting disease transmission?


Are cull sow movements impacting disease transmission? - Dr. Jim Lowe and Dr. Ben Blair, University of Illinois, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

What You Should Know About Sow Mortalities

Sow Mortalities DiscussionSow Mortalities Discussion Dr. Henry Johnson and Dr. Brad Leuwerke, Swine Vet Center, shared the details on the serious impacts sow mortality can have on farms. They highlight causes of sow mortality and recommended steps to reduce it. One key activity is to always do necropsies to learn more about the disease symptoms and to better identify them before they become a problem [video].

Dr. Henry Johnson and Dr. Brad Leuwerke - Sow Mortalities Discussion


Sow Mortalities Discussion - Dr. Henry Johnson and Dr. Brad Leuwerke, Swine Vet Center, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Sara Bloomer - Troubleshooting Poor Litter Size in a Farrow-to-Wean Production System


Troubleshooting Poor Litter Size in a Farrow-to-Wean Production System - Sara Bloomer, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Bob Thompson - 25 Years Of Experience With Sow Health & Longevity


25 Years of Experience - Dr. Bob Thompson, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Jim Lowe - Understanding Cull Sow Movements in North America: Implications on Disease Transmission


Understanding Cull Sow Movements in North America: Implications on Disease Transmission - Dr. Jim Lowe, from the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16-19, 2017, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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