Podcast: Stress in farrowing sows
The 11th episode of the Real P3 podcast series turns to South Dakota and zooms in on current US research on stress of sows and how nutrition might make a difference.
The Real P3 podcast series is a recent initiative, where pork professionals from all over the world are interviewed about challenges and solutions in their day-to-day work. In this 11th episode of the podcast series, Dr Casey Bradley speaks to PhD candidate Shannon Dierking, attached to South Dakota State University. She investigates the impact of nutrition on stress of sows pre-parturition – and how she could potentially change farrowing protocols.
In agriculture all her life
Grown up on a farrow-to-finish farm in Nebraska, with also arable farming on the side, Dierking pretty much has been in agriculture her whole life. Looking ahead to the future, she also has a couple of wise words for the pork industry, hoping that it will have a more open conversation with consumers and policy makers.
In the previous weeks, Pig Progress published earlier episodes of the Real P3 Podcast Series:
- the prologue of the podcast series;
- Episode 1: Mihaela Angheluta, Denmark;
- Episode 2: Christine Snowden, Ohio, United States;
- Episode 3: Johan Odendall, Zimbabwe;
- Episode 4: James Lamb, North Carolina, United States;
- Episode 5: Dr Wayne Johnson, China;
- Episode 6: Colin Twomey, Ireland;
- Episode 7: Paul Faris, United States;
- Episode 8: A recap of 2020;
- Episode 9: Angie Krieger, United States;
- Episode 10: Henry Silva, United States.
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