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Improving Pig Survivability project launches PigX Podcast

Each podcast session will include different speakers, each focusing on specific information and knowledge aimed at improving pig survivability.

Organizers of the Improving Pig Survivability project are excited to announce the upcoming launch of PigX, a monthly podcast developed to share information from the national project with pork producers and other decision makers in the swine industry. The goal of the PigX podcast, which launches June 1, is to bring together experts in the swine industry to discuss practical, science-based strategies that pork producers can use to improve survivability in all phases of production.

Each podcast session will include different speakers, each focusing on specific information and knowledge aimed at improving pig survivability. The initial session speakers include project team members, Jason Ross and Joel DeRouchey, describing the survivability project itself; Chris Hostetler, director of animal science for the National Pork Board, and Tim Kurt CEO of Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the entities that funded the $2 million project.

Swine industry members can listen to the preview and subscribe now to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher.  PigX podcast updates also will be available on the project website.

Now in its second year of multi-institutional collaborative work with university faculty and staff, swine producers and allied industry partners, the Improving Pig Survivability project continues to involve pork producers, allied industry representatives and university faculty and staff in a variety of research studies and programs.

An upcoming component of the project is the International Conference on Pig Survivability set for Oct. 28-29 in Omaha, Neb. Registration is now open on the conference website.

Source: Kansas State University Research and Extension, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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