Popular Pig Podcast Episodes

The War on African Swine Fever: Part 1 | Dr. Adrian Balaban & PJ Corns


About the Guest

Dr. Adian Balaban is the executive director of Pork & Co., Cooperativa Silistea Productie Suine, which is also a genetic multiplier for Topigs Norsvin. Additionally, Dr. Balaban serves as the President of the Romanian Association of Swine Veterinarians and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Romanian Pork Producers Association. He is also a consultant for the United Nations.

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China’s Impact on the US Hog and Pork Markets | Jim Huang


About the Guest

Jim Huang has 24 years of experience in the commodity futures industry. Starting as a data analyst with Thomson Reuters in St. Louis in 1998, then moved to Chicago in 2001. During his 11 years at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he worked closely with the Agricultural Commodities team, coordinating market maker programs for options contracts including Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Lean Hog, Live Cattle, Butter and Milk. Ten years ago, he started his own business, China-America Commodity Data Analytics, Inc. in China.

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PigFlow: Empowering Our People With Data | Sarah Ploeg


Quotes

  • “Getting started was so fast that it was like I blinked and we were running PigFlow. It was remarkable because there were no issues between blinking.”
  • “I have not looked at my notebooks since the moment that I logged into PigFlow. This is changing the industry!”
  • “PigFlow immediately changed the caretaker’s behaviors throughout the day.”
  • “Everything is entered as people are doing the work. No one sits in the office and enters data on a phone. There is not a single person including myself that is in the office. Unless we are taking lunch, we are all in the barn adding value with PigFlow.”

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Welfare and Sustainability in Australian Pork Production | Robert van Barneveld


About the Guest

Robert van Barneveld is Group CEO and Managing Director of the Sunpork Group of Companies which includes SunPork Farms (farming approximately 51,000 sows across Australia and 3,000 sows in New Zealand), PIC Australia, Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory and SunPork Fresh Foods. Collectively the Group produces approximately 18% of Australia’s pork.

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“Peering” Into The Future Of Agriculture | Terry Canning


About the Guest

A seasoned AgTech Entrepreneur Terry grew up on a dairy farm. After studying engineering he spent 9 years working for blue chip companies worldwide on cloud computing projects. In 2004 he applied this knowledge to the livestock industry founding FarmWizard.com the world’s first SaaS for managing livestock. He grew that business over 10 years selling it in 2015 to Wheatsheaf. Terry believes that recent advances in Machine Vision powered by Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence now creates an opportunity to develop CattleEye, a truly Autonomous Livestock Monitoring solution.

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Transforming Education In The Swine Industry | Dr. Márcio Gonçalves


About the Guest

Dr. Márcio Gonçalves graduated in Veterinary Medicine from a leading university in Brazil. After working in commercial swine production, he pursued his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in Applied Swine Nutrition. Upon graduation, he worked as a global swine nutritionist for a major swine genetic company, working with producers from over 20 countries, and has conducted 120 swine-related experiments to date. Currently, Márcio is the founder and CEO at Swine it, with a mission to positively impact 300,000 swine professionals through knowledge dissemination by the end of 2023.

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Modern Consumer Behavior and Why It Matters | Steve Lerch


About the Guest

Steve Lerch is a former Google executive, a consultant, and an award-winning international public speaker. He spent nearly a decade at Google designing the digital strategies and marketing campaigns of well known brands like GoPro, federal government agencies like the US Census, and national checkoff programs like the National Pork Board and Avocados From Mexico. Steve also served as a strategic thought leader at Google’s headquarters, where he taught thousands of Googler’s about the culture, processes, and philosophy that helped make Google one of the World’s most innovative companies. For the last three years Steve has served as the President and Founder of Story Arc Consulting, where he gives speeches, leads team workshops on strategic planning and innovations, and serves as a digital strategy and marketing consultant. Steve works across many industries, with a primary focus in food and agriculture.

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A Producer’s Review of the PigFlow Platform | Casey Long, Dustin Coleman, Fred Kuhr, Zenaido Loyola


About

SwineTech provides pork producers with workforce and swine management solutions that increase the quality of care for pigs everywhere. We are committed to helping pork producers navigate labor and survivability challenges within their operations. We accomplish this by providing production employees with a workforce and swine management platform that immediately improves workplace organization and communication. This ensures that people are less stressed and more aware of where they need to be, when they need to be there, and how they should take action. This has led to a significant reduction in labor needs, as well as stillborns and mortalities.

Show MoreA Producer’s Review of the PigFlow Platform | Casey Long, Dustin Coleman, Fred Kuhr, Zenaido Loyola

The Optimal First Mating of Gilts | Jeff Kayser


About the Guest

Jeff Kayser has 40 years of swine operations experience working with independent and integrated pork producers. Including business development through facility acquisitions, new construction, renovation and expansion of swine facilities and contract grower procurement. Coordinating transportation and truck wash operations, animal movements and marketing activities. Directing information services activities in reproduction and grow-finish record keeping and biological versus financial KPI benchmarking. Directing the activities of genetic multiplication and commercial farrow to finish production systems as a Senior Regional Production Manager via various production models; ESF, ABF, filtered ventilation, crated and pen gestation and with all major swine genetic lines. Currently serves as the Technical Production Specialist for Fast Genetics.

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