Recent shows

SwineCast 1048, Answering Disease Preparedness Questions

SwineCast 1048 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress, panelists Dr. Craig Rowles (Iowa Cage Free), Dr. Neal Benjamin (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Pam Zaabel (Iowa State University), and Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) address disease preparedness questions from the audience.

SwineCast 1047, African Swine Fever - Three Things You Need To Know

SwineCast 1047 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Banff Pork Seminar, Farmscape's Bruce Cochrane talks with Dr. Egan Brockhoff with Prairie Swine Health Services on African Swine Fever and the three things you need to know.

SwineCast 1046, Communicating Your Science

SwineCast 1046 Show Notes:
  • Today is a special episode on "Communicating Your Science: What’s It Really About?" from the 2018 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium.
  • Dr. Mike Dahlstrom, Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University, provides thoughtful insight on what really works when communication with people on controversial topics related to food, agriculture, and science.

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.

SwineCast 1044, The Squeal - Current Thoughts On Finishing Pig Nutrition

SwineCast 1044 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, nutrition is a key element in maximizing genetic potential. To help your management team to take full advantage, we've brought together Dr. Noel Williams (Iowa Select Farms), Dr. Márcio Gonçalves (PIC), and Wayne Cast (PIC).