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Swine it #58: 3 pivotal studies from the last 5 years - Dr Chris Hostetler

2 October 2020, at 12:32pm

I appreciate the vision of the pork producers. There are some truly visionary folks. Having that sort of big picture vision for the industry and taking off the blinders of what's happening for me today, what's my business going to look like five or ten years from now… One of the things I appreciate about the industry is just some really great thinkers in that space.

Dr Chris Hostetler

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What you will learn

What are the 3 pivotal studies from the last 5 years; Sequencing of the swine genome; Sow lifetime productivity; Pig survivability.

Meet the guest: Dr Chris Hostetler received his Bachelor of Science at Purdue University, his Master of Science at the University of Florida, and his Ph.D. at Washington State University. While at Washington State University he also managed the University's research and teaching swine farm, served as an instructor in the College of Sciences, and conducted a postdoctoral study in reproductive biology. He is the National Pork Board’s Director of Animal Science. Before joining the National Pork Board in 2011, Dr. Hostetler was on faculty at South Dakota State University where he taught animal nutrition and conducted research in monogastric nutrition.

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