Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:45 - 9:45 AM
Media Center, Walnut Center
Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University
Topic: Reproductive failure may not be the number one reason why sows are culled from the herd
Dr. Stalder will discuss lameness as it relates to why sows are culled from the herd and impact on culling rates. He will also share the gilt evaluation selection poster as a tool for improving the sow herd.
Joseph Hahn (Ph.D.) — Senior Technical Support Manager, Swine
Topic: Novel solutions for improving lifetime sow productivity
Dr. Hahn will focus on the value of new Hy•D® for gilt development and how a water-soluble program is an innovative way to address delivery in gilt development barns, boar studs and other production areas.
Jonathan R. Bergstrom (Ph.D.) — Senior Technical Support Manager, Swine
Topic: Effects of inadequate vitamin supplementation
Dr. Bergstrom will discuss levels of adequate vitamin supplementation — suboptimal, Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN), and the need for special OVN applications. He’ll also touch on the most critical stages and considerations for vitamin supplementation, including reproduction, weaning stress/immunity, summer heat stress and pork quality.
Casey Bradley (Ph.D.) — Senior Technical Solutions Manager, Innovations & Applications, Swine
Topic: A commitment to innovation
Dr. Bradley will discuss DSM’s commitment to innovation in the swine industry and provide an overview of DSM’s vision for the future.