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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 research looked at the maternal programming of the piglet microbiome from birth to weaning.

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 research. Brigit’s Master’s Degree looked at water quality to nursery pigs and the effect it has on the pigs’ growth performance and health.

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 discussion is unfit pigs for transport, loading density, proper setup of the trailer, and knowing current driving conditions.

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 Team created. Diane and Sarah talk about the swine specific plan producers can customize for their own use and have in the event they get seriously ill or injured and unable to do their pig chores. The contingency plans can even be of use if a farmer goes on vacation and has a neighbor do their chores while they are gone.

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 her research on the struggle behaviors and vocalization of male piglets during castration.

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 swine nutrition faculty in a discussion about nutritional strategies to slow growth of pigs during these special circumstances of pork packing plant closures due to COVID-19. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode16 (recorded May 1, 2020)Learn More About Information Shared in the PodcastCheck out the article What to do if your pork packing plant is closed posted on UMN Swine Extension blogCheck out other COVID-19 resources for pork producers on UMN Swine Extension blog

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 her Master’s Degree. Specifically, this research looked at the effects of supplementing transition sow diets with zinc on pre-weaning mortality and lifetime productivity of pigs under commercial rearing conditions. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode13 (recorded May 23, 2019)Learn More About Research Featured in the podcastPublished in Journal of Animal Science

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 master’s degree. Specifically, this research compared digestibility of polysaccharide-complexed zinc and inorganic zinc in diets for gestating and lactating sows. The research highlighted in this podcast was funded by QualiTech and completed at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, MN. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode14 recorded August 14, 2019Learn more about research featured in the podcastPublished in Journal of Animal Science

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 Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center about research he collaborated on with colleagues at other universities looking at the effects of reduced nocturnal temperature on pig performance and energy consumption in swine nursery rooms. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode15 (recorded February 25, 2020)Learn More About Research Featured in PodcastPresented at Farm Energy Conference June 17, 2015 (YouTube and PowerPoint)Article published in National Hog Farmer February 20, 2014.Published in Journal of Animal Science, Volume 91, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 3429-3435.

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 epithelial and immune response.  Tom Molitor, swine faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine also joins the conversation.

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 nutritional value of high fiber ingredients in swine diets. Listen to the Podcast (recorded July 25, 2017)

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 for her Master’s Degree in using HMB to reduce birth weight variability.  Her research used mice as models for sows. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode12 (Recorded April 5, 2019)

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 Extension Educator about how they are encouraging the participation of Minnesota pork producers in the Secure Pork Supply plan. Listen to episode 11 podcast (z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode11) (recorded May 30, 2019). Secure Pork Supply resources mentioned in episode 11 podcast include:Secure Pork Supply website (www.securepork.org)Four videos recorded by Dave Wright and Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator to supplement materials found on the Secure Pork Supply website viewed on the UMN Swine Extension YouTube Channel (z.umn.edu/UMNSwineYouTube).  They are also embedded in Step 7 of the Seven steps to participate in Secure Pork Supply found on the UMN Swine Extension blog (z.umn.edu/SecurePork7Steps).Secure Pork Supply Intro video (7:13 minutes) SPS – Foot and Mouth Disease video (5:21 minutes) SPS – Classical Swine Fever (5:58 minutes) SPS – African Swine Fever (12:19 minutes)

Episode 10: All About African Swine Fever

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Ph.D. Student, Gustavo Lopez about his first-hand experience with African Swine Fever while working in Russia for 6 years. Listen to the podcast:z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode10 (April 1, 2019)Learn more through resources referenced in the podcast as well as other resourcesNational Pork Board - www.pork.org/fadSecure Pork Supply - www.securepork.org.  There you can find information on how to create your farm's specific secure pork supply plan that in the event we experience a Foreign Animal Disease in the U.S and you are a negative site in a control area, having a Secure Pork Supply plan will increase your chance of obtaining a movement permit.United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - www.aphis.usda.gov and search for African Swine Fever if you don't see a link on the home page.UMN Swine Extension blog - z.umn.edu/SecurePork7Steps where you will find the Secure Pork Supply Plan broken down into seven steps.  Step seven includes four videos that are intended to supplement materials found on the Secure Pork Supply website.  Check out the SPS - African Swine Fever video to learn the signs of African Swine Fever.

Episode 9: Energy Usage in Swine Barns

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to University of Minnesota Animal Science Graduate Student, Kirsten Sharpe about research she conducted to measure electrical and thermal energy consumption in midwest commercial swine barns.   Research highlighted in this podcast was funded through a Legislative-Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) grant. Listen to the podcast:  z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode9  recorded December 20, 2018SubscribeOn iTunesOr through your favorite podcast app by searching UMN Extension SwineLearn More About Research Featured in PodcastPresented at Farm Energy Conference June 14, 2017 (YouTube and PowerPoint)Energy Systems for Swine Production on West Central Research & Outreach Center's websiteArticle published in National Hog Farmer December 27, 2017Published in Applied Engineering in Agriculture Presented at Swine Energy Management Seminar November 15, 2018, in Fairmont, MN.

Episode 8: Swine manure as a side dressing nutrient source in corn

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota Extension Specialist in manure nutrient management about one of her research projects where she is looking at using swine manure as a side dressing nutrient source in corn. Research highlighted in this podcast was funded by the Minnesota Pork Board and Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. ListenListen to the podcast z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode8        (recorded October 19, 2018) SubscribeOn iTunesOr through your favorite podcast app by searching UMN Extension SwineLearn MorePork Network featured research in this podcast in an article titled, Hog Manure Might Be Corn's Next Sidedressing Option by Sara Brown.Further connect with the UMN Manure Management team by: Visiting their website at www.extension.umn.edu/manureVisit the Minnesota Crop News blog and look under the "Manure Management" and "Nutrient Management" labels for manure management related posts.Follow them on Twitter @UMNmanureFollow Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota Extension Manure Specialist on Twitter @ManureProf.

Episode 7: Use of Novel High Protein Distillers Grains in Nursery and Grow-Finish Pig Diets

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to University of Minnesota Swine Nutrition Graduate Student, Zhaohui (Edward) Yang about his research on the use of novel high protein distillers grains, both in nursery pig and grow-finish pig diets. ListenListen to the podcast z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode7 (recorded August 1, 2018)SubscribeOn iTunesOr through your favorite podcast app by searching UMN Extension Swine 

Episode 6: Investigating development of swine enteroids to be used as a swine nutrition research tool

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to University of Minnesota Swine Nutrition PhD student, Michaela (Mickie) Trudeau about research she presented at the 2018 Midwest American Society of Animal Science meetings on investigating the development of swine enteroids to be used as a swine nutrition tool. Mickie helps listeners understand the connection between the lab work she is doing and how it can be used by pig farmers and others in the pork industry. ListenListen to the podcast z.umn.edu/PodcastEpisode6 (recorded May 21, 2018) Show notesAbstract referred to in the podcast: Trudeau, M., Resende, T. P., Guo, Y., Urriola, P. E., Shurson, G. C., Gebhart, C. J., Saqui-Salces, M. (2018). Development of Swine Enteroids As a Model to Study Lawsonia Intracellularis Infection. Journal of Animal Science, 96(Suppl 2), 213-214. https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/sky073.395SubscribeOn iTunesOr through your favorite podcast app by searching UMN Extension Swine 

Episode 5: Integrating Cover Crops with Manure

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to Randy Pepin, UMN Extension Educator about research he recently completed regarding integrating cover crops with manure. Links from this episode: Listen to the podcast (recorded April 23, 2018)Visit the Manure and Soil Health blog to read a blog post on the research project discussed in the podcast.  The blog post is titled, Effects of liquid manure injection into a winter rye cover crop: on-farm trials.  Authors Les Everett, University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Randy Pepin, University of Minnesota Extension

Episode 3 - Effects of dietary zinc source and concentration on performance of growing-finishing pigs reared with reduced floor space

Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to graduate student Julia Holen about her undergraduate research on the effects of dietary zinc source and concentration on performance of growing-finishing pigs reared with reduced floor space. Listen to the podcast (recorded December 13, 2017)

Episode 4: Coping with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets

Podcast Episode 4: Coping with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator talks to Jae-Cheol Jang, Postdoctoral Associate with the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science about his research on coping with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets as a result of a fire at a production facility in Germany and the closure of a manufacturing facility in China. Links from this episode: Listen to the podcast (recorded January 14, 2018)National Hog Farmer article referenced in podcastBe sure to subscribe and let us know your feedback!Subscribe via iTunes on our UMN Swine Extension Podcast channel.

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