The Animal Science Research Webinar Series is designed to highlight results from completed research projects funded by the Animal Science Committee of the National Pork Board.
These results have direct application to production and therefore pork producers will find this information to be valuable as they make management decisions that affect productivity and profitability. The webinar will be presented by the principle investigator from each project and webinar participants will have the opportunity to interact with the investigator following the presentation.
August 2, 12:00 P.M., CST: Dr. Joel DeRouchey – Alternatives to Antibiotics: Best Management Practices
August 9, 12:00 P.M., CST: Dr. Robin Anderson – Efficacy of thymol as a practical, cost-effective, easy-to-administer prebiotic
August 16, 12:00 P.M., CST: Dr. William Oliver – Effect of lysozyme or antibiotics in ameliorating the effects of an indirect disease challenge
August 23, 12:00 P.M., CST: Dr. Crystal Levesque – Evaluation of a microbially-converted meal as a substitute for fishmeal and a dietary acidifier in nursery pig diets
Therefore, they initiated the Industry Productivity Analysis with the purpose of providing data documenting the productivity of U.S. pork production. The information mined from analysis of this data is intended to benefit all producers through improved productivity at the farm level and will serve to inform the Checkoff programs, academics and other funding agencies about areas of research which are likely to have the greatest impact.
Animal Science Committee Annual Reports:
Priorities for programming include pork quality, sow longevity, nutrition, genetics and alternatives to production antimicrobials.