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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.

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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
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World Pork Expo Changes and Industry Innovations | Alex Adams, Marcel Schubert, Chris Grant

6/20/2024
What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig? New World Pork Expo Format: How the two-day format affected attendance and engagement. Adoption of Innovations: The challenges of introducing new technologies in the swine industry. Labor and Automation: How labor shortages are pushing farms to adopt automation. Consumer Education: The need to […]

Duration:00:51:36

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Bridging Hutterite Traditions and Pork Industry Innovation | Anne Miller

6/13/2024
About the Guest Anne Miller from Montana earned the Paulson-Whitmore Award for State Executives. Miller’s loyalty to Montana agriculture led her down the path as a dual state executive for the Montana Pork Association and Wyoming Pork Producers Council. Her notable accomplishments included volunteering on the committee that developed the We Care® Ethical Principles; serving on […]

Duration:00:34:19

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Transforming Pork Safety | Dr. Paul Sundberg

6/6/2024
About the Guest Distinguished Service Award Winner Dr. Paul Sundberg retired in 2023 from his notable career, which included practicing veterinary medicine, working for national pork industry organizations and leading the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The award is selected by past presidents of the National Pork Board and recognizes individuals who have made invaluable contributions to the pork […]

Duration:00:34:32

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PigFlow’s Role in Improving Farm Operations | Mandy Dutton

5/30/2024
About the Guest Mandy Dutton was born on a cattle ranch in Montana, setting the foundation for a lifelong engagement with agriculture. Her family moved to a small town in the Colorado mountains during her early years, where they continued their ranching lifestyle. After completing high school, Mandy relocated to Wyoming, marking a shift from […]

Duration:00:22:33

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From Music to Food: A Culinary Journey with Pork | Eddie Zamora

5/23/2024
About the Guest Eddie Zamora is an international foodie, Cuban home cook and former Judge on the TV family competition series Dinner Takes All on BYUtv. The twelve episode series was produced by Keller/Noll, the creators of Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Junior. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Eddie received inspiration from my parents […]

Duration:00:40:45

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PigFlow in Action | Dakota Steber

5/16/2024
About Dakota Steber: Dakota Steber, Assistant Manager at Borg Farms’ Newton Sow Farm in Illinois, has a deeply rooted connection to the agriculture sector, having been introduced to pig production at a very early age. Raised on the farm where his father worked, Dakota began assisting with chores when he was just six years old. […]

Duration:00:31:33

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Adapting and Communicating in Pork Production | Ed Tice

5/9/2024
About the Guest Ed Tice, a native of the Texas Panhandle, has established his home in the heartland of America. For 20 years, he resided in Tipton, Indiana, and now lives in Story City, Iowa, with his wife Emily and their two children. Ed’s professional journey in the pork industry spans nearly three decades. His […]

Duration:00:35:36

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Decoding the Farm Bill & Unlocking R&D Potential | Secretary Mike Johanns & Tim Taschner

5/2/2024
About the Guests Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture […]

Duration:00:39:53

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Four Pillars of Sow Robustness Part II: Nutrition and Sow Care | Dr. Steve Dritz

4/25/2024
About the Guest Dr. Dritz currently provides global technical support for PIC, the porcine division of Genus. PIC directly employs people in 18 countries worldwide and PIC products are available in more than 50 countries across the globe. Previously, Dr. Dritz was a Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University from 1995 […]

Duration:00:34:34

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Four Pillars of Sow Robustness Part I: Genetics & P1 Development | Dr. Sergio Canavate & Dr. Saskia Bloemhof

4/18/2024
About the Guests Dr. Sergio Canavate was born in Spain and obtained his veterinarian degree from the University of Murcia. He started his career in the pork industry in Agropor SL, where he learned the core principles and values of pork production. In 2010 he joined PIC Spain, and since then, he has shown willingness […]

Duration:00:38:10

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Evolving with the Times: Navigating Change in the Pork Industry | Larry Bertrand

4/11/2024
About the Guest Larry’s background has been in farming and the pork industry of some kind his entire life. His parents still have the linear family farm that has been in the Bertrand’s name since 1876. Larry spent numerous years in the packing side of the pork industry in the procurement / management side of […]

Duration:00:43:10

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Transforming Agriculture through Servant Leadership | Andrew Leikvoll

4/4/2024
About the Guest With 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience, Andrew brings a passion for servant leadership and a diversity of experience to serve Triune’s clients. Beginning in 2010, Andrew was part of a team that developed and scaled an industry-leading weight management solution delivered exclusively through licensed healthcare providers, including partnerships with some […]

Duration:00:41:45

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From Mixed Practice to Swine Specialist | Dr. Randy Jones

3/28/2024
What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig brought to you by SwineTech? Dr. Jones’ journey from a mixed veterinary practice to specializing in pigs during the industry’s growth phase in North Carolina. His observation of the pig industry’s evolution, including significant disease management efforts and the impact of technological advancements. […]

Duration:00:28:10

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The Founding of Freking Cattle | Brad Freking

3/21/2024
About the Guest New Fashion Pork is headquartered in Jackson, Minnesota with Brad Freking as its CEO and managing partner. Founded in 1994, New Fashion Pork (NFP) employs over 400 people and owns 53,000 sows in six states, along with having interests in several related businesses (i.e., Triumph Foods and Daily’s Premium Meats). Annually, NFP markets […]

Duration:00:36:47

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Strategic Acquisitions in Manufacturing | Jeff Schellenberg

3/14/2024
About the Guest Jeff is the CEO of Decisive Dividend Corporation, an acquisition-oriented company that owns 11 manufacturing businesses across Canada and the UK. Decisive Dividend employs a “Buy, Build and Hold” business model with the purpose of being the sought-out choice for exiting, legacy minded business owners. Jeff oversees the head-office team of operational, […]

Duration:00:33:43

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Edgewood Locker’s Journey of Innovation and Family Tradition | Luke Kerns

3/7/2024
About the Guest Luke Kerns is part of the third generation that represents Edgewood Locker, an essential component of the Edgewood, Iowa, community, and agricultural fabric. Inheriting the legacy of his grandparents, Tom and Joan Kerns, who founded the business in 1966, and with the guidance of his father, uncle, sister, and two cousins, Luke […]

Duration:00:30:01

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Understanding Prop 12’s Impact on Animal Welfare | Dr. Cara Haden

2/29/2024
About the Guest Dr. Cara Haden received her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she joined Pipestone Vet Clinic as an associate Veterinarian working with independent pig farm clients throughout the Midwest. Today she serves as the Director of Animal Welfare for […]

Duration:00:20:23

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Family-Driven Innovation in South African Pork Production | CP Kriek

2/22/2024
About the Guest CP Kriek, at the forefront of Taaibosch, embodies a unique blend of expertise and passion. An Industrial Engineer by training, CP, alongside his wife Gerda, has turned their family heritage in farming into an advanced, sustainable pork production enterprise in South Africa. Their journey from engineers to innovative farmers showcases a deep […]

Duration:00:34:36

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Cultivating an Interest in Animal Agriculture | Gracee Poorman

2/15/2024
About the Guest Gracee Poorman’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. Emerging as a beacon of inspiration in the agricultural community, she has carved a unique path, defying the constraints of her challenging upbringing. Raised amidst the struggles of mental illness and addiction within her family, Gracee was driven by […]

Duration:00:39:48

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The Story of a Pork Industry Veteran | John Nickel

2/8/2024
About the Guest John Nickel is a seasoned pork producer and the esteemed owner and director of Border Genetics Ltd. With a rich history in the industry, John brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His deep understanding of pork production is not only evident in the success of Border Genetics but […]

Duration:00:40:50