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Episode 38: PRRS farm surface contamination assessment through environmental sampling

In the podcast, Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Ph.D. student Marcello Melini about his research on environmental sampling of farm surfaces t...

Episode 37: Infectivity of PRRS virus variants

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with PhD student Marcello Melini about his research on the infectivity of PRRS virus variant 1-4-4 ...

Episode 36: Senecavirus A seroprevalence in U.S. pig farms and biosecurity procedures to prevent indirect transmission.

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Guilherme Preis about his graduate research on the seroprevalence of Senecavirus A in U.S pig ...

Episode 35: Length of time farms stay naive of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Mariana Kikuti, University of Minnesota researcher in the Department of Veterinary Medicine ab...

Episode 34: Sow mortality in midwestern USA pig production: reasons for removal and factors associated with increased mortality.

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Mariana Kikuti, University of Minnesota researcher in the Department of Veterinary Medicine ab...

Episode 33: Estimating the impact of swine feedlots on residential values in southern Minnesota

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Zach Uter, University of Minnesota graduate student about research he did looking at estimatin...

Episode 32: Open Now – a survey on alternative and outdoor pig farming in Minnesota.

In the podcast Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte speak with Miranda Medrano, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, Co...

Episode 31: Navigating the science and communication related to environmental sustainability initiatives in the swine industry.

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Erin Cortus, University of Minnesota Extension engineer about environmental sustainability ini...

Episode 30: How feeding programs can affect sustainability of pork production

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with current University of Minnesota graduate student Edward Yang about his Ph.D research. Edward’s...

Episode 29: On-farm Sustainability Reports

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Lauren Servick from Minnesota Pork about the on-farm sustainability reports available through ...

Episode 28: E. coli in the swine industry

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Dr. Hans Koeknk and Paul Skartvedt from ARKO labs about the current incidence of E. coli in th...

Episode 27: Trucker biosecurity and communication

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with Kaitlyn St. Charles with the Secure Food Systems team at the University of Minnesota College o...

Episode 26: Effect of supplemental water source on growth and performance of grow-finish pigs.

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with current University of Minnesota graduate student Kelsey Hammers about a research project she h...

Episode 25: ASF Confirmed in the Dominican Republic

Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte speak with Dr. Cesar Corzo, UMN veterinarian and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medi...

Episode 24: USDA's 2021 NAHMS Swine Study Explained

In the podcast Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte speak with Charles Haley who is a veterinary epidemiologist with USDA APHIS Veterinary ...

Episode 23: Maternal Programming of the Piglet Microbiome from Birth to Weaning

In the podcast Swine Extension Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with current University of Minnesota graduate student Kayla Law about her research. Kayla’s researc...

Episode 22:Water Quality to Nursery Pigs, Looking at Growth Performance and Health

In this podcast swine Extension educator, Sarah Schieck Boelke speaks with recent University of Minnesota swine nutrition graduate student Brigit Lozinski about her re...

Episode 21: Transporting Pigs in Cold Weather

In this podcast, University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss transporting pigs in cold weather. Included in their ...

Episode 20: Livestock Contingency Plans for Swine

Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte, both University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators discuss the newly released livestock contingency plans the Livestock Tea...

Episode 19: Farm Safety While Working on Pig Farms

In this podcast, Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte, both University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators discuss farm safety for those working on pig farms.

Episode 18: Rural Stress Resources in Minnesota

In this podcast Swine Extension Educators, Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss rural stress resources for farmers and others involved in agriculture.

Episode 17: Struggle Behaviors and vocalization of male piglets during castration.

Sarah Schieck Boelke, swine Extension educator is joined with Maria Lou, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science Graduate Student in a discussion about he...

Episode 16: Nutritional Strategies to Slow Growth of Pigs During Special Circumstances

Sarah Schieck Boelke, swine Extension educator is joined with Lee Johnston, University of Minnesota swine nutrition faculty and Pedro Urriola, University of Minnesota ...

Episode 13: Effects of supplementing transition sow diets with zinc on pre-weaning mortality and lifetime productivity of pigs under commercial rearing conditions.

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to recent University of Minnesota Animal Science Graduate Student Julia Holen about the research she did as part of h...

Episode 14: Comparative digestibility of polysaccharide-complexed zinc and inorganic zinc in diets for gestating and lactating sows

Sarah Schieck, swine Extension educator talks to recent University of Minnesota Animal Science graduate student Julia Holen about research she did as part of her maste...

Episode 15: Effects of reduced nocturnal temperature on pig performance and energy consumption in swine nursery rooms.

Sarah Schieck Boelke, swine Extension educator talks to Lee Johnston, professor of swine nutrition and management and director of operations at the University of Minne...

Episode 1: Effects of dietary fiber on swine intestinal epithelial and immune response

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to graduate student Marta Ferrandis Vila about her research on the effects of dietary fiber on swine intestinal epith...

Episode 2: Research to improve nutritional value of high fiber ingredients by using fiber degrading enzymes

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to Zhikai Zeng, a Post-doctoral Associate, about his research on using fiber-degrading enzymes to improve the nutriti...

Episode 12: Using HMB to reduce birth weight variability

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to recently graduated University of Minnesota Animal Science Graduate Student Anna Clarke about the research she did ...

Episode 11: Secure Pork Supply Plan in Minnesota

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to Dave Wright, Secure Pork Supply coordinator with Minnesota Board of Animal Health and Diane DeWitte, UMN Swine Ext...

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