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Swine it #62: Hot topics on swine production, nutrition, research, and new technologies - Dr Jon De Jong

30 October 2020, at 11:47am

[Starting in a production system] and just trying to mesh all that knowledge together was difficult upfront. You get kind of accustomed to being in this group of people that are all learning the same things, and talking about the same things day in, day out. It's been good, I love learning from other folks, production staff, office staff, by all smart people in this world.

Dr Jon De Jong

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What you will learn

1. Thoughts on replacing antibiotics and zinc;

2. Weaning age;

3. Something that he wished he had learned in school;

4. Lessons on communication;

5. Packing plants;

6. A belief that most people disagree;

7. The need for commercial sow research facilities;

8. New technologies;

9. Pelleting vs. mash;

10. How fine should you grind?

11. Thoughts on tail biting.

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Meet the guest: Dr. Jon De Jong earned his B.S. in Animal Science (SDSU) and worked full time as the research manager for New Fashion Pork in Jackson, MN. In 2015 finished his M.S. and subsequent Ph.D. in Swine Nutrition at Kansas State University. In 2016 he accepted a job as a Swine Nutritionist and is currently President of Pipestone Nutrition.