Identifying the Best Wean Age for Your Operation | Brady McNeil

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About the Guest

Brady grew up on a mixed livestock and row crop farm where he found his passion for the swine industry. That led him to earn his B.S. in Animal Science and M.S. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Iowa State University focusing on sow longevity. Brady started with DNA Genetics in 2015 and currently is the Multiplication Business Lead, where he works with multiplier partners to ensure their long-term success while providing a quality product to the commercial producer. Prior to this, Brady’s roles focused on technical services and genetic support to the commercial customer and multiplier partners, through on farm troubleshooting/training, coordinating third party trials and developing the genetic infrastructure needed to oversee multiplication. Brady and his wife, Katy, reside in Columbus, Nebraska.

What can you learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Brady McNeil’s background and role today.
  • Why producers should care about wean age.
  • The research that DNA Genetics has completed on wean age.
  • Where the industry is today regarding wean age.
  • The reason that wean age is going up.
  • The effects of wean age on a sow farm.
  • Reasons why producers might want to consider increasing their wean age.
  • Brady’s “golden nugget”