Check out our first season of The Squeal, PIC’s podcast where industry leaders and PIC technical experts discuss the most current (North American) pork production topics.
Feeding The PIC Sow, Part 3: This episode on feeding the PIC sow for optimal performance focuses on farrowing and wean to estrus feeding programs with Dr. Steve Dritz (Kansas State University), Dr. Uislei Orlando (PIC), and Dr. Marcio Goncalves (former PIC nutritionist and Founder at Swine.It ).
Feeding The PIC Sow, Part 2: This episode on feeding the PIC sow for optimal performance focuses on gestation rations in feeding programs with Dr. Steve Dritz (Kansas State University), Dr. Uislei Orlando (PIC), and Dr. Marcio Goncalves (former PIC nutritionist and Founder at Swine.It ).
Feeding The PIC Sow, Part 1: The genetic blueprint is a key componenet of the end product. But matching nutritional profiles to extract optimal value is critical to your profitability. In this The Squeal series, Dr. Steve Dritz (Kansas State University), Dr. Uislei Orlando (PIC), and Dr. Márcio Gonçalves (former PIC nutrionist and Founder at Swine.it) discuss considerations in feeding the PIC sow through gilt development.
Disease Elimination in Pig Farms: Dr. Bill Hollis (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Jer Geiger (PIC), and Dr. Jean Paul Cano (PIC) discuss disease elimination, which is becoming ever more important as the industry works to reduce antibiotic use.
Decision Making In Diet Formulation: Ani-Tek Group’s Dr. Aaron Gaines,along with PIC’s top nutrition specialists Wayne Cast and Dr. Uislei Orlando, have an in-depth conversation on decision making in diet formulation.
Early Pig Care: Matt Grimm (Cactus Family Farms), Dr. Fernando Gomez (PIC Wean to Finish Technical Services Specialist), and Joe Koenig (PIC Account Manager) cover early pig care as a critical component for pig operations.
Finishing Pig Nutrition: Dr. Márcio Gonçalves (PIC Global Nutrition Specialist), Dr. Noel Williams (Iowa Select Farms), and Wayne Cast (PIC) focus on nutrition (tools, technologies, process improvemnets, and ingredients) as a key element in maximising genetic potential.
Biosecurity: In this episode Dr. Joel Nerem (Pipestone Veterinary Services), Dr. Andrea Pitkin (PIC-Health Assurance) and Dr. Jess Waddell (PIC-Health Assurance) discuss how to create a biosecurity culture within your organization.
Ventilation: In this episode Lance Barton (Belstra Milling Director of Wean-to-Finish and Genetic Services), Fernando Gomez (PIC Technical Services Wean-to-Finish Manager) and Nat Stas (PIC Wean-to-Finish Specialist) discuss best practices on managing ventilation in order to maximize performance.
Gilt Selection: In this episode on the importance of gilt selection, Dr. Ken Stalder (Swine Genetics Specialist, Iowa State University), Malcolm Turley (PIC GTC Supply Account Manager), and Marlon Tafs (PIC Quality Assurance Manager) discuss ways to best set up the gilt selection operating environment, employee training, and evaluation criteria.
Meat Quality: 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.