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

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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. Tokach has received more than $20 million in research grants and gifts. He also has been awarded seven patents for his research and has given more than 300 invited lectures at national and international conferences.

Tokach has also advised and mentored over 100 advanced-degree students and visiting professors since joining the university. Mike’s wife Lisa also specializes in Swine as a veterinarian. Together, they have three children, Sage, Rogan, and Fiona.

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • K-State research being conducted in 2020
  • Importance of slowing down the growth of pigs
  • Trial Design and Results
  • Experiences and Resources that prepared Dr. Tokach for this study.
  • Dr. Michael Tokach’s Golden Nugget