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Welcome to the Popular Pig Podcast. A convenient place where you can stay up to date on what’s popular in the swine industry. By listening to Popular Pig, you will receive invaluable information on the latest trends, news, and research from various experts that guide the global pork industry.

Welcome to the Popular Pig Podcast. A convenient place where you can stay up to date on what’s popular in the swine industry. By listening to Popular Pig, you will receive invaluable information on the latest trends, news, and research from various experts that guide the global pork industry.

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United States

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Welcome to the Popular Pig Podcast. A convenient place where you can stay up to date on what’s popular in the swine industry. By listening to Popular Pig, you will receive invaluable information on the latest trends, news, and research from various experts that guide the global pork industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

2021 Outlook: True vs Truth | Jim Long

1/20/2021
Jim Long is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He is responsible for the direction of Genesus, drives change and sets the strategy and vision for the company, overseeing day to day business of running and managing the company. He writes a weekly commentary on the Swine Industry that is picked up not only in English, and Chinese as well as 15 additional languages across 27 countries around the world, making Jim Long the most recognized name globally...

Duration:00:32:30

Venture Capital and its Critical Role in Livestock Production and Animal Health | Kevin Lockett

12/31/2020
Kevin brings nearly 20 years of experience in financing, managing, growing, and investing in early-stage companies. Kevin brought his operational expertise in managing and growing other organizations to the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) in 2013 as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw all financial, human resource, information technology, and legal aspects of the organization. Kevin’s major focus was on the daily management of the organization’s assets...

Duration:00:27:56

Equipping the Team for Optimizing Performance | Jon Hoek

12/24/2020
Jon Hoek grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL, and was inspired to Agriculture by his Grandpa. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Production Management in 1986. From 1987 to 1997 he owned and operated a 550-sow farrow to finish swine operation. Jon finished a 20-year career with Belstra Milling in 2017 to start a technology company focusing on precision livestock farming and human capital. Jon has presented both internationally and domestically on the topic of pig production,...

Duration:00:35:06

The Modern Family Farm | Dave DeVries

12/15/2020
Dave DeVries is a third-generation farmer from Drayton, Ontario, Canada. With his wife Lauren, they operate Zeldenrust Farms Ltd., a farrow to finish hog farm, producing hogs for the Raised Without Antibiotics market. Dave and Lauren have been blessed with four boys ages 6 years, 4 years, and 8-month-old twins. It has been a joy to watch the boys take a keen interest in agriculture from a young age. Dave is actively involved within his local Reformed Church, as well as his community’s food...

Duration:00:20:34

The Lingering Effects of the Covid Pandemic | Drew Mogler

12/8/2020
Drew Mogler is the public policy director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, a position he has held since 2018. He previously served as IPPA’s producer outreach director and producer education director. As the public policy director, Drew administers state legislative programs and environmental regulatory activity, as well as supporting national legislative efforts. He works with producer committees and the IPPA board of directors to formulate policy and plan actions to put an adopted...

Duration:00:28:45

The Journey of Modernizing Swine Operations | Rebecca Barton

11/13/2020
What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig? • How Rebecca Barton got involved with the pork industry • Her role in the business • How her operations have changed • What it was like to go from outdoor gestation to full indoor production • The greatest benefits that have come from this transition • The greatest attributes of a good leader and a great team • Rebecca Barton's 'Golden Nugget" The post The Journey of Modernizing Swine Operations | Rebecca Barton appeared first on...

Duration:00:29:00

The Use of Cooling Pads to Reduce Heat Stress in Sows and Boars | Dr. Allan Schinkel

10/23/2020
What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig? Dr. Allan Schinkel's background and how he got involved with the swine industry Dr. Schinkel's research around heat stress and sow cooling What inspired his research of heat stress The challenges faced along the way The results of his research It's potential impact on the swine industry Dr. Schinkel's Gold Nugget The post The Use of Cooling Pads to Reduce Heat Stress in Sows and Boars | Dr. Allan Schinkel appeared first on Popular...

Duration:00:31:05

Leveraging Technology to Create the Future You Want | Tork & Sawyer Whisler

10/8/2020
Tork Whisler is a 5th generation farmer from Washington, IA. He and his wife Tricia have two adult sons, Clay and Sawyer. In addition to their contract finishing and grain operation, Tork spent 15 years in the swine construction business with Precision Structures Inc. both as a service technician and then a salesman. He left PSI in 2015 to assume a management roll with Eichelberger Farms. Just recently Tork has returned to the farm full time with his son Sawyer. Sawyer Whisler is a...

Duration:00:33:50

EPI Air Technology and Its Impact on the Air Quality of the Pork Industry | Victor Munsen

9/30/2020
Victor Munsen has a degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA in Operations and Technology Management from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a consultant to technology start-ups and established pharmaceutical companies. His expertise is in the validation of computer and technology systems for pharmaceutical companies trying to achieve FDA approval. In 2019 Victor joined EPI Air as the Chief Operations Officer with the intent of growing the company’s product...

Duration:00:26:45

The Role of Joy and Strengths in Company Culture | Tomer Yogev

9/22/2020
Tomer Yogev is an executive coach to leading entrepreneurs and innovators, a professor of Entrepreneurship, a sought-after board member & advisor, retired serial entrepreneur, and a self-described "business bohemian." He is best known as one of the premier coaches in the country for entrepreneurs at The Big Joy Theory where he co-created the leading model for leadership development through joy. In all that he does, Tomer brings vast experience and a unique "Joy Forward" approach to help...

Duration:00:42:16

The Dawn of Acuity Genetics | Dr. Clint Schwab

9/9/2020
Clint Schwab serves as President of Acuity, with overall fiscal and operational accountability for the business. Clint received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Colorado State University before completing his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in animal breeding and genetics from Iowa State University, as well as an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Clint joined The Maschhoffs in 2012 following his time as CEO of the National Swine...

Duration:00:21:46

Discovering Profitability In Various Forms Of Pork Production | Kelly Worthington & Christina Stender

9/1/2020
Whispering Wind Farms was the first breeder in Alberta with the sole concentration on pasture pork genetics. In 2015, Kelly Worthington and Jon Lendvoy of Whispering Wind Farms began raising the Kunekune breed which could graze and finish as efficient on forage as their 40 cow-calf pairs and grass-fed beef operation. In 2018, they grew their herd large enough to offer fresh Kunekune Pasture Pork and become the first Kunekune Pork Supplier in Alberta. Their current operation includes 20...

Duration:00:30:22

Boss Hog: How Leadership and Collaboration Drive Innovation | Wendell H. Murphy

8/19/2020
Wendell Holmes Murphy was born September 23, 1938, to Holmes & Lois King Murphy of Rose Hill, North Carolina, and is the brother of Harry Daniel (Pete) Murphy and the late Joyce Murphy Minchew. Wendell was raised in Duplin County on a farm in the Registers Crossroads area. He graduated from Rose Hill High School in 1957, received his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education from North Carolina State University in 1960 and taught vocational agriculture for five years in Green and...

Duration:00:31:08

COVID – Revealing Who We Are And Where We Want To Be | Dr. Chase Stahl & Mike Wubbena

8/5/2020
Chase grew up on a farm near Clarion, IA. He graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School in 2004 and completed his undergraduate studies at Drake University in 2008 with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Science. While in the initial years of veterinary school, Chase was employed at the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and later served as a summer intern at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 2010. Shortly after graduating from the Iowa State University College of...

Duration:00:46:37

Kansas State Identifies Successful Way To Slow Pig Growth | Dr. Mike Tokach

7/30/2020
Named among the 50 people who have made the greatest impact in the U.S. swine industry in the last 50 years, Mike Tokach, professor of animal sciences and industry, is a swine nutrition researcher and extension specialist at Kansas State University. Tokach joined K-State in 1991. In 2013, he earned the title of university distinguished professor. Tokach is the author of more than 350 articles in scientific journals, nine book chapters, and more than 1,000 extension and non-refereed articles....

Duration:00:20:14

How Community Engagement and Education Helped Bring Back the Family Farm | Bob and Kristy Walker

7/7/2020
Bob and Kristy Walker have been in partnership for over 28 years taking on adventures ranging from parenting, youth group leaders, and authoring textbooks to taking on the challenge of a diversified farm and winery with the vision: A boundless venue for an agricultural and culinary delight. Their Walker Homestead is an 85-acre farm, field to fork farmer’s table, with gardens, orchards, vineyards, winery, and pasture playground, producing a variety of foods and wines, raising animals and...

Duration:00:25:27

ASF and Covid’s Impact on Pork Production Around the World | P.J. Corns

6/10/2020
P.J. Corns is a pork producer and production advisor from Iowa who currently lives near Barcelona, Spain. He is the owner of Global Swine Solutions with clients throughout Europe, Asia, and Russia. Besides the family’s Century Farm near What Cheer, Iowa that includes row crops and wean to finish operations, P.J. consults large, vertically integrated swine production systems on production optimization, Biosecurity, standard operating procedure development and implementation along with...

Duration:00:42:35

Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider

5/23/2020
Dr. Schneider received a DVM from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He's been employed by Innovative Agriculture Solutions since graduation where he works with a varied group of pork producers. A large percentage of pigs Dr. Schneider sees are raised for a niche market. The post Life as a Pork Producer and Veterinarian During COVID-19 | Dr. Peter Schneider appeared first on Popular Pig.

Duration:00:31:37

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Swine Industry | Dr. Gordon Spronk

5/18/2020
Dr. Gordon Spronk is a native of the Pipestone, Minnesota agricultural community. Upon completion of his education with a DVM degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1981, he returned to Pipestone to practice at Pipestone Veterinary Services. Dr. Spronk is a co-founder of the "Pipestone System" of pig production. The post The Impact of COVID-19 on the Swine Industry | Dr. Gordon Spronk appeared first on Popular Pig.

Duration:00:24:01

Leveraging Technology and Teamwork to Address Covid-19 | Phillip Hord

5/4/2020
Phillip Hord is a fifth-generation pork producer and is continuing his family's legacy at Hord Family Farms, which raises hogs and cattle as well as growing the crops to feed them. As a research coordinator, he helps to find innovative ways to care for the animals like improving their diets and much more. His father, Patrick Hord, serves as president of the business, and his grandfather, Duane Hord, is still part of the day-to-day operations. We spoke with Phil about Covid-19, their...

Duration:00:40:49