• Natalia Fanelli: Protein Quality Research | Ep. 120

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt, Natalia Fanelli, a PhD student at the University of Illinois, shares her innovative research on using pigs as a model for human nutrition studies. Natalia discusses the significance of amino acid scores in evaluating protein quality in human foods, using exciting examples like comparing traditional and plant-based burgers. Don't miss out on this fascinating discussion—tune in on all major platforms.


    "DIAAS evaluates protein quality in human foods by comparing amino acid digestibility to protein requirements. Animal nutritionists may excel more than human nutritionists in this area." - Natalia Fanelli


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:25) Introduction
    • (03:00) Pigs as a model for human nutrition
    • (05:10) Comparing meat and plant-based burgers
    • (06:40) Digestible indispensable amino acid score
    • (08:02) Natalia’s master's thesis research
    • (09:30) Future research plans and PhD focus
    • (11:10) Closing thoughts


    Meet the guest: Natalia Fanelli is a Master's student in Nutrition Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With extensive research experience in protein quality and amino acid digestibility using pigs as a model, Natalia's work bridges animal and human nutrition. Fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, she is now pursuing her PhD.


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    S2E120 - 11m - May 23, 2024
  • Dr. Su A Lee: Swine Feed Efficiency | Ep. 119

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Su A Lee, a postdoctoral research associate from the University of Illinois, explores the complexities of mineral digestibility and nutrient optimization in swine feeds. Dr. Lee shares her latest research findings on how particle size and pelleting influence energy and nutrient absorption in pigs. Her insights highlight important feed efficiency advancements and nutrient utilization essential for improving swine diet formulations. Tune in on major platforms to deepen your knowledge of cutting-edge swine nutrition practices.


    "Indirect calorimeter allows us to measure gas exchanges precisely, optimizing energy intake assessments for more efficient swine diets." - Dr. Su A Lee


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:05) Introduction
    • (02:25) Digestibility and Nutrient Utilization
    • (03:00) Indirect Calorimetry and Energy Measurement
    • (03:45) Commercial vs. Lab Energy Estimates
    • (05:15) Particle Size and Diet Experiments
    • (06:55) Pelleting and Feed Waste Reduction
    • (11:15) Closing Thoughts


    Meet the guest: Dr. Su A Lee is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, specializing in swine nutrition. Her notable research includes the digestibility of nutrients and the energy content of feeds, significantly contributing to advancements in feed efficiency for swine. Dr. Lee earned her PhD from the University of Illinois and holds both a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from Konkuk University.


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    S2E119 - 12m - May 16, 2024
  • Dr. Paulo Cesar Pozza: Sustainable Swine Nutrition | Ep. 118

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Paulo Cesar Pozza, a seasoned expert with over 27 years in swine nutrition, from the State University of Maringá, explores the critical role of life cycle assessments in pig nutrition. Dr. Pozza shares insights on optimizing environmental impacts and sustainability in swine production practices. He explains how regional factors influence life cycle assessments and the significance of adjusting practices based on local agricultural conditions. Tune in on major platforms to enhance your understanding of sustainable swine nutrition strategies.


    "Using phytase to reduce total phosphorus in diets shows that lifecycle assessments don't always align with traditional measures of sustainability." - Dr. Paulo Cesar Pozza


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:05) Introduction
    • (05:35) Life Cycle Assessments 
    • (07:35) Economic and Sustainability Benefits
    • (09:40) Implementing Phytase in Diets
    • (12:00) Ongoing and Future Studies
    • (13:30) Closing Thoughts


    Meet the guest: Dr. Paulo Cesar Pozza, an Associate Professor at the State University of Maringá, holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Animal Science from the Federal University of Viçosa. With over 27 years of experience, he specializes in swine nutrition, emphasizing nutritional requirements and feed evaluation. Previously at UNIOESTE, he led research in poultry and swine nutrition for 11 years. Dr. Pozza's expertise contributes significantly to optimizing swine production while considering environmental sustainability.


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    S2E118 - 15m - May 9, 2024
  • Dr. Sarah Pearce: Non-Antibiotic Alternatives | Ep. 117

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, we explore the forefront of swine nutrition research with Dr. Sarah Pearce, a research animal physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Dr. Pearce discusses her groundbreaking work on non-antibiotic alternatives and the use of plant-derived phenolics to maintain animal health and productivity. Tune in on major platforms to explore these cutting-edge insights.

    "Enhanced liquid aspirin could potentially improve gastrointestinal tract integrity and prevent common side effects associated with traditional forms. - Dr. Sarah Pearce


    Meet the guest: Dr. Sarah Pearce holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Iowa State University and earned her Master's Degree. Her research focuses on gastrointestinal and nutritional physiology, exploring how nutrition can mitigate the negative impacts of environmental stressors on the gastrointestinal tract. Currently, she is a Research Animal Physiologist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Pearce's work integrates animal performance with oxidative stress, immune competence, and digestive function to improve animal productivity without antibiotics.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:30) Introduction
    • (02:15) Non-antibiotic alternatives
    • (03:07) Hind Gut function study
    • (04:23) Dietary protein impact
    • (05:17) Future research directions
    • (06:17) Enhanced liquid aspirin study
    • (08:30) Early aspirin benefits
    • (10:40) Closing thoughts


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    S2E117 - 11m - May 2, 2024
  • Dr. Caio Abércio da Silva: Zinc Oxide Alternatives | Ep. 116

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Caio Abércio da Silva, an Associate Professor and seasoned researcher from Londrina State University, explores groundbreaking approaches to swine nutrition. Dr. Silva discusses the challenges and emerging solutions in replacing zinc oxide in piglet diets—a crucial step for enhancing swine health and performance while complying with upcoming regulations. Tune into this enlightening conversation to stay at the forefront of swine nutrition science, available now on all major podcast platforms.


    "We need to balance the benefits and drawbacks of zinc oxide, especially considering its impact on the microbiota of swine." - Dr. Caio Abércio da Silva


    Meet the guest: Dr. Caio Abércio da Silva, CEO and Associate Professor at Londrina State University in Brazil, has extensively researched swine nutrition, particularly zinc oxide alternatives in piglet diets. His work also explores the broader impacts of dietary components on swine health and performance.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:10) Introduction
    • (02:38) Zinc oxide alternatives
    • (03:30) Benefits and drawbacks of zinc oxide
    • (04:30) Diarrhea prevalence analysis
    • (05:55) Effective alternatives discussion
    • (10:15) Closing thoughts


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    S2E116 - 10m - Apr 25, 2024
  • Aryeri Bardales: Iron in Piglet Diets | Ep. 115

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Aryeri Bardales, a master's student at South Dakota State University, explores the critical role of iron supplementation in swine nutrition, particularly focusing on neonatal piglets. Aryeri discusses the implications of varying supplementation strategies on piglet hemoglobin levels and overall health, drawing from recent research conducted in commercial and experimental settings. Tune in on all major platforms to catch the full discussion.


    "Without proper nutritional management in feed, results in sows and piglets can be compromised." - Aryeri Bardales


    Meet the guest: Aryeri Bardales, a master’s student of Animal Science at South Dakota State University, focuses on swine nutrition and anemia in piglets. With expertise in food agroindustry, he has worked extensively in farm management and animal nutrition, including roles at Smithfield Foods and Premex. Aryeri holds certifications in hog reproduction and has contributed to research on feed digestibility and the encapsulation of bioactive compounds in food products.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (00:34) Introduction
    • (01:20) Iron Importance
    • (03:35) Hemoglobin Findings
    • (05:00) Sow Anemia Influence
    • (07:01) Growth Performance
    • (08:40) Research Directions
    • (09:35) Closing Remarks


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    S2E115 - 11m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Dr. Urbano Ruiz: Swine Feed Variability - Part 2 | Ep. 114

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast,  Dr. Urbano Ruiz continues the enlightening discussion on the intricacies of nutrient variability and its significant implications for swine nutrition. Dr. Ruiz unveils groundbreaking insights into the variability of different feedstuffs and the potential for optimizing nutritional matrices and feed formulations. Tune into this episode on major platforms to explore the future of swine feed optimization.


    "Nutrient variability in feedstuffs is a vast field ripe for exploration, promising to unlock efficiencies in swine nutrition." -  Dr. Urbano Ruiz


    Meet the guest: Dr. Urbano Ruiz, currently a professor at the University of Sao Paulo, brings a rich background in swine nutrition from his tenure at Sao Paulo State University and his agronomy degree from the same institution. His work focuses on optimizing feedstuff for swine through detailed nutrient analysis, aiming to enhance pig growth performance and sustainability in pig production.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:03) Introduction
    • (02:00) Ingredient Variability Impact
    • (03:38) Investigating Ingredient Differences
    • (04:16) Digestive Changes in Swine
    • (05:34) Microbiota and Fiber Digestion
    • (06:38) DNA Sequencing and Diet Formulation
    • (07:28) Environmental Sustainability Impacts
    • (08:20) Closing Thoughts


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    S2E114 - 9m - Apr 11, 2024
  • Dr. Urbano Ruiz: Swine Feed Digestibility - Part 1 | Ep. 113

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Dr. Urbano Ruiz, a distinguished professor from the University of Sao Paulo, explores the vital topic of nutrient variability in swine feedstuffs. Dr. Ruiz shares groundbreaking insights from his lab's research, emphasizing the critical role of nutrient digestibility in enhancing pig growth performance and sustainability in pig production. Through discussions on the importance of reevaluating feed ingredients and the impact of animal age on nutrient absorption. Discover innovative strategies to optimize diet formulation and minimize environmental impact by tuning in to this episode on all major platforms.


    "Evaluating the digestibility of nutrients is crucial for not only formulating the right diet but also for enhancing pig production's sustainability." - Dr. Urbano Ruiz


    Meet the guest: Dr. Urbano Ruiz, currently a professor at the University of Sao Paulo, brings a rich background in swine nutrition from his tenure at Sao Paulo State University and his agronomy degree from the same institution. His work focuses on optimizing feedstuff for swine through detailed nutrient analysis, aiming to enhance pig growth performance and sustainability in pig production.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:11) Podcast Introduction
    • (02:25) Nutrient Variability Focus
    • (03:33) Sustainability Discussion
    • (05:01) Age Impact Analysis
    • (06:13) Ingredient Examination
    • (08:11) Digestibility Results


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    S2E113 - 9m - Apr 4, 2024
  • Dr. Mark Knauer: Vitamin E and C in Sow's Diets | Ep. 112

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, our guest, Dr. Mark Knauer, Swine Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University, delves into the pivotal role of Vitamin C and E supplementation in sows' diets. Dr. Knauer shares findings from a recent study highlighting the impact on sow mortality and performance, revealing potential strategies to enhance swine health through nutrition. This discussion is essential for anyone involved in swine nutrition, offering innovative approaches to improving sow longevity and productivity. Tune in to uncover how these nutritional adjustments could revolutionize sow management in the industry.


    "We observed a tendency for fewer sudden deaths and prolapses in sows supplemented with vitamins C and E during late gestation." - Dr. Mark Knauer


    Meet the guest: Dr. Mark Knauer, a distinguished swine nutrition specialist, boasts extensive expertise in swine research. At North Carolina State University, he applies his knowledge toward advancing swine nutrition through innovative supplementation strategies, enhancing sow health and productivity.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:14) Introduction
    • (02:18) Sow mortality issue
    • (03:18) Study setup
    • (04:29) Results overview
    • (05:34) Vitamin rationale
    • (07:06) Future directions
    • (08:04) Condition & stillborn
    • (09:02) Closing thoughts
    • (09:14) Episode end


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    S2E112 - 10m - Mar 28, 2024
  • Seidu Adams: Sow Immunity to Piglet | Ep. 111

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Seidu Adams, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska, presents pioneering insights into the mutualistic relationship between the sow's microbiome and its transmission to their offspring, influencing immunity and overall health. Concentrating on refining swine nutrition through strategic microbiome management, Adams unveils his research findings, suggesting potential methods to improve swine health and productivity via microbiome manipulation. Explore this episode on all major platforms to understand the complex relationships between swine nutrition and immunity.


    "A good microbe in the sow improves piglet immunity." - Seidu Adams


    Meet the guest: Seidu Adams, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska, originates from Ghana and contributes a rich background in biotechnology and agriculture to his research. His studies focus on the swine microbiome, investigating the connection between sow and offspring, to improve swine health and productivity.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:02) Introduction
    • (03:17) Microbial Persistence
    • (04:31) Source of Microbes
    • (05:25) Microbial Role
    • (07:18) Impact on Immunity
    • (08:27) Probiotic Timing
    • (10:47) Closing Thoughts


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    S2E111 - 11m - Mar 26, 2024
  • Felipe Hickmann: Sustainable Pork Production | Ep 110

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, Felipe Hickmann explores groundbreaking feeding strategies within swine production. Hickmann, a Ph.D. candidate at Université Laval, discusses the environmental impacts of novel feeding strategies, emphasizing the role of vitamin supplementation in enhancing eco-friendliness. This episode is essential for professionals in the pork industry seeking to implement science-based, sustainable practices. Tune in to hear the entire discussion on major platforms to discover innovative approaches to swine nutrition and their environmental benefits.


    "Exploring beyond performance, our focus shifts to the environmental impacts of enzyme usage in feeds, spotlighting the benefits in nutrient digestibility and sustainability efforts." - Felipe Hickmann


    Meet the guest: Felipe Hickmann is advancing his studies as a Ph.D. candidate at Université Laval, focusing on pioneering feeding strategies for swine and poultry to lessen environmental impacts. His international experience, spanning Brazil and Canada, enriches his research on precision feeding and nutrient supplementation, aiming at improving animal digestibility while significantly reducing agriculture's ecological footprint.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (01:01) Introduction
    • (01:48) Study Hypothesis Overview
    • (02:05) Vitamins in Animal Diet
    • (03:09) Betamannan Effects on Digestion
    • (04:08) Environmental Impacts of Betamannans
    • (07:32) Summary of Findings
    • (09:50) Closing Thoughts


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    S2E110 - 10m - Mar 21, 2024
  • Dr. Trey Kellner: Nutrition Against Heat Stress | Ep. 109

    In this episode of "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast," we welcome Dr. Trey Kellner, a leading authority in swine nutrition, to delve into the nuanced relationship between heat stress and dietary fat in swine. This discussion offers critical insights on feed formulation and management strategies, essential for industry professionals and enthusiasts aiming to enhance swine health and productivity. Dive into this engaging exploration of nutritional strategies that marry historical research with current practices, providing actionable knowledge for informed feed management decisions. Tune in and subscribe on all major platforms to stay at the forefront of swine nutrition trends and insights.


    "Regardless of heat stress, the way pigs utilize fat remains consistent, ensuring feed conversion and digestibility values stay unchanged." - Dr. Trey Kellner


    Meet the guest: Meet Dr. Trey Kellner, a leading swine nutritionist, managing partner at AMVC, and host of the Swine it Podcast. His pioneering work on heat stress and dietary fats in swine revolutionizes nutritional approaches, boosting animal health and farm productivity. Explore his insights for cutting-edge feed strategies.


    • (00:00) Highlight
    • (00:57) Welcome & Introduction
    • (02:40) Swine fat facts
    • (03:25) Fat use economics
    • (04:37) Fat source analysis
    • (06:31) Stress vs. body condition
    • (07:47) Lipid cascade effects
    • (08:56) Key nutritional takeaways
    • (10:20) Final thoughts


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    S2E109 - 13m - Mar 14, 2024
  • Dr. Aaron Gaines: The soybean meal NE value conundrum | Ep. 108

    When it comes to establishing reliable net energy (NE) values for soybean meal in commercial swine growing and finishing diets, there’s new information emerging. Dr. Aaron Gaines joins us in this episode to discuss the significant difference in soybean meal NE values determined in academic facilities, with strict environmental controls, and those derived in commercial settings. We’ll discuss what’s driving the differences between environments and what the implications are for the industry.


    “In practice, SBM energy value of 90%–95% is fairly common, but we are seeing movement by companies to 100%–110% of corn.” - Dr. Aaron Gaines, PhD nutritionist, managing partner of Ani-Tek


    Meet the guest: Dr. Aaron Gaines is a managing partner for Ani-Tek and shareholder of Ani-Logics Outdoors. He completed his bachelor’s in agriculture, master’s in animal science, and doctorate in animal science at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Dr. Gaines has worked in the livestock feed industry for nearly 20 years and, as a managing partner of Ani-Tek, is responsible for product development and providing technical support to customers on new product technologies. Dr. Gaines has authored or co-authored 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 100+ abstracts, and has been an invited speaker at numerous nutrition seminars both nationally and internationally. He has received many awards and recognitions for his research including: National Pork Board Innovation in Applied Research Award; Omega Protein Innovative Research Award; International Ingredients Pinnacle Research Award; and ASAS Outstanding Agribusiness Award.  In addition, Dr. Gaines has been developing new product technologies for whitetail deer over the last 10 years and serves as the nutritionist for Ani-Logics Outdoors.  Aaron and his wife, Selena, reside with their two children in Shelbina, Missouri.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E108 - 11m - Mar 7, 2024
  • Caroline Romeiro: Bioimpedance in Pigs | Ep 107

    In this insightful episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Show, we welcome Caroline Romeiro, a dedicated master's student from the University of Rio Grande do Sul, to explore the groundbreaking use of bioelectrical impedance analysis in measuring body composition of pigs. Caroline unveils the potential of this technology to transform body composition assessment in the swine industry, offering a more efficient, non-invasive alternative to traditional methods. This episode is a must-listen for professionals seeking to enhance swine nutrition and health management strategies through innovative research findings.


    Meet the guest: Caroline Romeiro, a master's student at the University of Rio Grande do Sul, is revolutionizing swine nutrition with her research on bioelectrical impedance analysis, offering a promising non-invasive method to assess pig body composition. Her groundbreaking work stands as a significant advancement for the industry.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E107 - 9m - Feb 29, 2024
  • Felipe Hickmann: Lowering Manure Nitrogen | Ep. 106

    In this cutting-edge episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, we host Felipe Hickmann, a PhD candidate at the University of Laval, to explore the intricate relationship between dietary protein levels, pig manure nitrogen content, and its consequential impact on anaerobic digestion within the swine industry. Delving into Felipe's research, this episode sheds light on sustainable nutrition strategies that not only enhance environmental stewardship but also optimize agricultural practices. Essential listening for professionals in swine nutrition seeking to balance productivity with sustainability. Tune in to not miss this insightful discussion.


    Meet the guest: Felipe Hickmann, a PhD candidate at the University of Laval, specializes in sustainable swine nutrition. His research focuses on the environmental impacts of dietary protein levels on pig manure and anaerobic digestion. Hickmann's work aims to improve the swine industry's sustainability by optimizing nutritional strategies that reduce environmental footprints while enhancing agricultural practices.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E106 - 13m - Feb 22, 2024
  • Dr. Garrin Shipman: Fiber's Future in Pig Diets | Ep. 105

    In this episode of The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast, we welcome Dr. Garrin Shipman, from South Dakota State University, for a deep dive into using post-protein distillers grains as a sustainable alternative fiber source in swine diets. Dr. Shipman unpacks the nutritional benefits and environmental advantages of this innovative approach compared to traditional feeds. Essential for swine nutrition professionals, this discussion offers insights into sustainable diet formulations and nutrient optimization. Join us for an engaging conversation that bridges advanced research with practical swine nutrition application.


    Meet the guest: Dr. Garrin Shipman, from South Dakota State University, returns to share his expertise in swine nutrition. Focused on sustainable feed solutions, Dr. Shipman's research examines the use of post-protein distillers grains as an alternative fiber source in swine diets, highlighting its environmental and nutritional benefits. His work is pivotal for advancing sustainable practices in the swine nutrition industry. Join us to gain from Dr. Shipman's in-depth research and innovative approaches to swine feeding.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E105 - 10m - Feb 15, 2024
  • Katelyn Gaffield: Sustainable Feed Strategies | Ep. 104

    In this episode of "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt," we welcome back Katelyn Gaffield, a leading expert in swine nutrition, for another deep dive into optimizing swine diets and improving feed efficiency. Dr. Gaffield explores the latest in feed strategies and the impact of nutritional advancements in the pork industry. Our conversation sheds light on practical solutions for producers aiming to boost herd health and productivity. Don't miss this engaging discussion that promises to enrich your understanding and approach to swine nutrition.


    Meet the guest: Katelyn Gaffield, nearing the completion of her Ph.D. at Kansas State University, specializes in swine nutrition, focusing on the efficacy of acidifiers across growth stages. With a background in meat science from Illinois, her research aims to improve swine health and performance through innovative nutritional strategies.


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    - Alltech

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E104 - 9m - Feb 8, 2024
  • Dr. Daniel Columbus: Pig Growth Insights | Ep. 103

    In this episode of "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt," we're excited to welcome back Dr. Daniel Columbus, a seasoned researcher from Prairie Swine Center. We dive into a compelling conversation with Dr. Columbus about the unique challenges and growth patterns of low birth weight pigs. This episode is packed with practical knowledge that's essential for anyone in the swine industry. Don't miss out on these valuable perspectives – tune in now to explore the intricate world of swine nutrition with Dr. Columbus!


    Meet the guest: Dr. Daniel Columbus, a research scientist at Prairie Swine Center, specializes in swine nutrition, focusing on the unique challenges of low birth weight pigs. His work delves into their growth patterns, nutritional needs, and overall health, contributing significant insights to the swine industry. Tune in as he shares his latest groundbreaking research on "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast."


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E103 - 10m - Feb 1, 2024
  • Dr. David Cadogan: Piglet Nutrition and Zinc | Ep.102

    Get ready for an insightful episode of "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast" where we delve into the world of advanced swine nutrition. Our expert guest, Dr. David Cadogan from FeedWorks, brings his wealth of knowledge to the table. He'll be exploring the innovative use of high surface area zinc oxide in piglet diets and its significant impact on antimicrobial resistance and disease management. Tune in to gain valuable insights into cutting-edge nutritional strategies that are shaping the future of swine health and productivity.


    Meet the guest: Dr. David Cadogan, currently serving as a tactical manager at FeedWorks, boasts a rich background in swine nutrition. Starting his career as a piggery manager, he later transitioned into nutrition, where he has made significant contributions to both research and product development. Dr. Cadogan's expertise as a production nutritionist encompasses innovative nutritional solutions aimed at improving swine health and productivity.


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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E102 - 12m - Jan 25, 2024
  • Dr. Alex Hintz: Biosecurity in Cold Months | Ep. 101

    Join us on "The Swine Nutrition Blackbelt" where we're talking about keeping pigs healthy, especially when it's cold. Our guest, Dr. Alex Hintz from Novus International, knows all about this. He's going to chat about keeping farms safe, how pig food can affect health, and tips to stop diseases. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your understanding and practices in swine nutrition and health management.


    Meet the guest: Meet Dr. Alex Hintz, the Swine Technical Services Manager at Novus North America. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Hintz transitioned from swine practice to technical services, accumulating over seven years of expertise. He's proficient in both pharmaceutical and nutritional aspects of swine health.

    

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    𝗟𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺.


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    S2E101 - 12m - Jan 18, 2024
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