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Swine it #61: Executing the fundamentals of swine management - Todd Thurman

28 October 2020, at 11:43am

What are those things we're going to look back on 20 years from now that we're doing today? I think a lot of those for our industry will revolve around gilt development and gilt selection, that we just did not pay enough attention to such a crucial part of our business. And that's another area where I see a ton of opportunity not just in terms of application on the farm, but at a deeper level in research, to better understand what we need to be doing differently there, what we need to be doing better.

Todd Thurman

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What you will learn:

Focus on the fundamentals; Opportunities on sow farms; High leverage activities on farms; The future of pig farm personnel; Free trade; Supply chain resiliency versus efficiency; System design.

Meet the guest: Todd Thurman is an International Swine Management Consultant and the owner of SwineTex Consulting Services. Mr. Thurman holds an A.S. degree from Clarendon College and a B.S. degree in Animal Science, Production Emphasis, from Texas Tech University.

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