The Squeal

SwineCast 1041, The Squeal - On Creating A Biosecurity Culture

SwineCast 1041 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, a team of experts addresses a topic of greatest concern to the collective industry mind, biosecurity. Sharing hands on techniques and implementation ideas are Dr. Joel Nerem (Pipestone Veterinary Services), Dr. Andrea Pitkin (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team), and Dr. Jess Wadell (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team).
  • Biosecurity - It's something that just doesn't happen from 8:00 to 5:00, it has to be 24/7. It has to be on the weekends, it has to be on the holidays. It just has to be part of what people do every day, and it's often not convenient. The things that this episode talks about are going to prevent disease and are not convenient. That's why it has to be culture. It has to be just ingrained.

SwineCast 1036, The Squeal - On Managing Ventilation For Maximum Performance

SwineCast 1036 Show Notes:
  • This episode by PIC shares important management best practices on managing ventilation for maximum performance. We’ve assembled for this timely topic Lance Barton (Belstra Milling Director of Wean to Finish and Genetic Services), Fernando Gomez (PIC Wean to Finish Specialist), and Nat Stas (PIC Wean to Finish Tech Service Team member).
  • Key take aways: 1) Periodic ventilation monitoring and maintenance is a must, 2) Train people on the specific equipment, troubleshooting skills, and the role ventilation plays in managing animal health, and 3) Develop a mindset that ventilation is not just airflow or temperature or equipment, but a combination of all these factors.

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.

SwineCast 1017, The Squeal - Driving Improvement In Meat Quality

SwineCast 1017 Show Notes:
  • A new audio feature brought to you by PIC, The Squeal offers roundtable discussion on key components of swine genetics and production. In this episode on meat quality, Collette Kaster of Kaster Solutions and PIC Meat Scientists Dr. Neal Matthews and Brandon Fields offer viewpoints on management and technology.
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