Iowa State, Kansas State and Purdue faculty, staff and students who collaborate through industry partnerships to maximize pig survivability
A large consortium with the focus of improving pig survivability
to identify causative factors contributing to swine mortality in commercial production and to develop and disseminate strategies and information that can be utilized to maximize pig survivability with the goal of reducing overall mortality nationally.
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.
Episode 2 focuses on colostrum management and intake with Dr. Kara Stewart of Purdue University. Colostrum, also known as the first milk , has the ability to drastically alter a pig's ability to survive and thrive. Through her role with this grant, Dr. Stewart's research is working to identify colostrum markers in piglets, and find new ways to help piglets survive and thrive.
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.