The Pork Checkoff once again offered its Animal Science Research Webinar Series at no cost during the month of August. This year’s series focusd on sow health and performance, key topics under the Checkoff’s research umbrella of sow lifetime productivity. Webinar recordings and presentations are available below.

 

August 7, 2018 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:

Why Sows Leave the Herd – Dr. John Deen, University of Minnesota

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August 14, 2018 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:

How Does Body Composition Affect Productivity – Dr. Clay Lents, USDA-ARS, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

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August 21, 2018 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:

Gilt Development and Pre-Breeding Management – Dr. George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, emeritus

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August 28, 2018 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 1 hour:

Drivers of Sow Pelvic Organ Prolapse – Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University

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How Dietary Enzymes Work

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Gut Physiology of Pigs Fed Diets with Carbohydrases Enzymes

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Applying Enzyme Technology to Optimize the Utilization of Fibrous Feed Ingredients

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Evaluation of the Nutrient Uplift Provided by Xylanase in Finishing Diets

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Alternatives to Antibiotics: Best Management Practices

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Efficacy of thymol as a practical, cost-effective, easy-to-administer prebiotic

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Effect of lysozyme or antibiotics in ameliorating the effects of an indirect disease challenge

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Evaluation of a microbially-converted meal as a substitute for fishmeal and a dietary acidifier in nursery pig diets

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Assessing the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity

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Impact of in Utero Heat Stress on Subsequent Growth, Composition and Reproduction of Offspring

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Impact of in Utero Heat Stress on Subsequent Lactational Performance and Performance of Offspring

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Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop Mitigation Strategies for Swine

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Preparing for the Inevitable Increase in Fiber Content in Practical Swine Diets

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Maximizing Co product Feeding in Finishing Diets

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Improving Fiber Digestibility in Swine Diets

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Impact of Decreasing Corn Particle Size on Energy Phosphorous and Amino Acid Digestibility

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