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Swine it #67: How to effectively apply benchmark in pig production - Dr. Steve Pollmann

14 December 2020, at 11:38am

I define sustainability as being able to continue to be in the business. And to be in the business you got to be making money. To do that you got to be successful at production efficiency.

Dr. Steve Pollmann

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What you will learn:

The importance of benchmarking; Business and production drivers; Top drivers on sows; Top drivers on wean-to-finish; Caloric efficiency; The use of stretch goals; Variations across the systems; Genetic improvements; Insights on financial and nutrition standpoints; Lead indicator concept.

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Mycotoxins in Swine Production

The impact of mycotoxins — through losses in commodity quality and livestock health — exceeds $1.4 billion in the United States alone, according to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. This guide includes:

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Meet the guest: Dr. Steve Pollmann has worked in academia doing research, teaching, and extension. Additionally, he worked in the feed industry on product development, technical services, quality control programs, diet formulation, and customer support in all livestock species. After that, he became the Director of Operations for Murphy-Brown and a few years later the President of the Western Operations, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods. Retired in 2014 and since he wanted to maintain some involvement in the industry, he started DSP Consulting working with several clients with product development needs, pork production support, and team building.