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Swine it #36: driving innovation in a swine production system - Dr Aaron Gaines

This episode, Márcio Gonçalves speaks to Managing Partner for Ani-Tek Dr Aaron Gaines about driving innovation in a swine production system.

9 May 2020, at 10:06am

Our guest is Dr Aaron Gaines. Dr Aaron Gaines is a Managing Partner for Ani-Tek. Dr Gaines completed his Bachelors in Agriculture, Masters in Animal Science, and Doctorate in Animal Science degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to Ani-Tek, Dr Gaines held positions at Professional Swine Management, United Animal Health, and The Maschhoffs. Dr Gaines has been in the swine industry for nearly 20 years and as Managing Partner of Ani-Tek, he is focused on product development and supporting new products into the marketplace for livestock.

What you will learn:

  • How to prioritise research ideas.
  • How to connect research results to company profitability.
  • How to measure mortality/morbidity from a large-scale research standpoint.
  • The role of the research staff.
  • What separates successful swine professionals from those that are not.

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You can have a state-of-the-art research facility or even the best ideas in the world. But if you don't have a good research staff at the slat level you don't have much. It's about people, and the role of the research staff is to accurately collect data at the farm and transfer that information timely to key stakeholders.

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