Austin Putz is a PhD student researching disease resistance in swine. Austin works directly with several Canadian swine producers where they take healthy pigs and first put them into a clean environment. Here they can take samples for early predictors of disease resilience. After early sampling in a clean environment, pigs are sent to a disease challenge facility. Read more about Austin Putz researches disease resistance in swine
October 23-25th, ISU hosted PORK 101, a three-day, hands-on educational program to help participants learn about quality and consistency issues facing the pork industry. The program is hosted by American Meat Science Association in cooperation with the National Pork Board and sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Read more about Pork 101 hosted at ISU
Animal Science Student, Emily Pratt, and Animal Science Graduate, Zoe Kiefer, talk about their internship and research working in Reicks View Farms hog barns in Lemars, Iowa. Click here to read the full story. Read more about Two ISU Animal Science Students featured in Cresco, Iowa News
The NSIF held their annual meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina Thursday and Friday of last week. The Federation has an annual two-day conference that attracts leading swine breeders, industry and university geneticists, and prominent international figures in swine breeding. Papers presented during these conferences address both theory and practice of swine improvement. Workshops, panel discussions and concurrent sessions are used to maximize the information transfer and general value for everyone attending the conference. Read more about National Swine Improvement Federation Meeting
By Dr. Sherrlyn Olsen
The 2016 Iowa State University Meat Judging Team began the fall judging season at the Hormel National Barrow Show Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest held at the Hormel Research and Development Facility in Austin, MN on Saturday, September 10. This contest tested both undergraduate and graduate students, on their knowledge of both fresh and processed pork products. Read more about Hormel National Barrow Show Meat Judging Contest
Iowa Swine day will be this Thursday, June 30 at the Scheman Building. Registration begins at 7:30am and the programs are from 9 – 4:30pm. This conference is pre-approved for 6 CEUs from ARPAS, and 7.5 scientific and 4.25 management CEUs by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.