Dr. Laura Greiner has spent years researching various phases of production, but we focus today's episode on body condition scores. BCS are used during gestation when a sow or gilt are heading into farrowing, and are vital for ensuring the best results during that time. Tune in to find out more on this episode of the PigX podcast!
Ideas in the swine industry worth sharing. Join extension specialists and swine industry experts as they engage in conversations aimed to help producers succeed in raising healthy pigs. PigX is a national podcast hosted by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University.
Intern will work with IPIC faculty/staff and swine industry partners on an applied research project. Intern will gain experience and exposure to the swine industry via research, extension, and direct industry contact. Under supervision, intern will be responsible for data collection for a trial related to reducing mortality in a commercial swine barn. Other responsibilities of the internship will include collaborating with IPIC faculty/staff partners to develop experimental protocol, analyze experimental data, and write report of project results and outcomes. If desired, intern will contribute to an abstract and poster/presentation at a scientific conference.
This video from the fourth virtual session of Iowa Swine Day 2020 features Dr. Ryan Strobel and Dr. Chris Sievers of Swine Vet Center.
Learn about their "10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them”
2. Start on the right foot-right pig with health status-wean age
3. Flow Plan
4. Vaccination program
5. Barn layout
6. Feed and feeding strategies
8. Timely individual pig care
9. Grow finish biosecurity-is it real?
The International Conference on Pig Survivability, originally set for Oct. 28-29, 2020 has been postponed a year due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for the conference are Oct. 27-28, 2021 and the location will remain at the Hilton Omaha, in Omaha, NE.
We are disappointed that we’re not able to hold this conference this fall, yet we know the decision is the right one for our attendees and our presenters. We look forward to sharing even more information with attendees in 2021 about how they can use current information to improve survivability rates in their operations.
As we looked at the unknowns in terms of allowable travel by companies, businesses and universities, and other factors affecting return to normal business function due to COVID-19, our organizing committee chose to alleviate the potential risk of negative impact on the industry by postponing the conference.