On-Farm Approach to Improve Breeding Herd Productivity and Piglet Survivability
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 11:30 AM CST
Learn what management strategies are working for today’s farms, even with staffing challenges, to improve sow productivity. We’ll highlight which strategies will bring you the most value long-term in each of these areas:
- Gilt Development Unit (GDU)
With staffing limitations, we’ll outline where to spend effort to best impact piglet survivability in each of the following:
- Pre-farrow preparation
- Day 1 care and farrowing
- Piglet care
Lori Thomas Kociemba serves as a Technical Services Manager for PIC on the Reproduction Team. Her swine industry experiences include production, research, and academia. Lori received her Bachelor’s Degree in animal science from the University of Missouri and obtained her Master’s and PhD with the Applied Swine Nutrition Team at Kansas State University. Lori also served as a nutrition and production specialist with JYGA Technologies before joining PIC in 2020. Lori is passionate about people and pigs, and loves being involved with commercial production.
Brie Quick serves as a Technical Services Manager for PIC, specializing in reproduction. Her swine industry experience not only includes technical service but boar stud management and research as well. Brie received her Bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Missouri and continued on at the university to obtain her Master’s degree in animal science focusing on swine reproductive physiology.
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