Weaning ages of piglets can play a vital role during production. Dr. Mike Tokach, of Kansas State University, and Dr. Adam Moeser, of Michigan State, have both researched the impact weaning ages truly have during a pig's life and share their thoughts on this topic. 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.
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.