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SwineTime Podcast with PIPESTONE

SwineTime Podcast with PIPESTONE

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A discussion on the swine industry with your host Dr. Spencer Wayne from Pipestone Veterinary Services! Created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country.
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Factors of a Sow Herd Health Upgrade
In this 40th episode of SwineTime Podcast, host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, sits down with Dr. Adam Schelkopf. Adam has been with PIPESTONE for 10 years now and holds the title, Director of Health for Pipestone Managed farms. Sow repopulation can be an intimidating idea for pig farmers, but in some cases, is a financially beneficial solution for a farm with pig health issues. What factors lead to a de-pop/re-pop scenario and how can farmers use this to their advantage? Tune in as they discuss sow repopulation and how health advances have helped retain sows of high health for the farms of tomorrow. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
26:04
September 14, 2022
Can We Eliminate Mycoplasma?
In this episode of SwineTime, Dr. Spencer Wayne talks all things Mycoplasma with fellow PIPESTONE Veterinarian, Dr. Emily McDowell. Emily has been with PIPESTONE for 9 years now and has a special interest in Mycoplasma. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a bacterial pathogen that has been an industry concern for over 50 years. It generally originates at the sow farm level and is a vertical disease meaning it’s transferred from sow to piglet. Emily continues to research Mycoplasma in hopes of increasing the success of elimination from sow herds. She and has given presentations to inform those in the swine industry of how it spreads, and the cost associated with it. Hear about all of this and more in this episode of SwineTime! PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
29:36
August 09, 2022
PIPESTONE Transportation
SwineTime Podcast host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, sits down with PIPESTONE’s President of Transport, Hal Schmidt. Hal is a long-time employee with PIPESTONE and transitioned to transportation 8 years ago. Pipestone Transport falls under the Management business unit and serves to help our Pipestone Management shareholders receive their wean pigs, transport our managed barn’s sows and much more. Developed out of necessity for biosecurity and route flexibility, Pipestone Transport currently has 7 hubs across the Midwest. Each hub consists of a truck wash and some locations have drying buildings to store trailers and protect them from the weather. Our Pipestone location washes about 20 trailers per day by our transport power washing team. Learn more about this critical sector of PIPESTONE in this episode of SwineTime Podcast. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
28:08
July 01, 2022
SwineTime Podcast- Bonus: APP SeroType
Dr. Bryan Myers has gained quite the experience and wisdom from being a veterinarian for the last 34 years. In these years, he has seen the serious effects of various diseases that have infected the swine industry. He is now seeing APP, an old disease that has resurfaced after almost 20 years in some of the most hog-dense areas of the Midwest. SwineTime Podcast host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, discusses what APP is, how serious the disease is, how it can affect your farm, what your treatment options look like, and what steps you can take to prevent APP from infecting your farm. APP, also known as Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia, is a bacteria that can cause severe rapid onset of death loss and pneumonia type symptoms in pigs. This disease is not new to the industry and may be recognized by those who have been in the swine industry for some time now. It is becoming more relevant now, due to recent resurgence mainly found in Iowa. This disease can have serious health effects on your entire operation. APP is often spread from nose-to-nose contact between each pig. It is also known to spread from the people and equipment found on farms. With this recent discovery, it only reinforces the importance of proper biosecurity and following all health and safety protocols. While treatment for APP is not necessarily difficult, it is not a quick or cheap treatment. If you have detected this disease within your barn, you will need to act quickly and aggressively if you want to have any chance of stopping it. You will need to treat each pig with antibiotics. Fortunately, APP does respond to commonly used antibiotics. Since APP most commonly effects pigs closer to market weight and older in age, the economic impact to your operation is more prevalent. This is because pigs are considered to be more valuable, and in turn, result in a higher loss if they become infected. Treatment is also more expensive due to having to treat each individual pig with antibiotics, therefore costing your operation more time and money. If a farmer suspects APP on their farm, they should immediately call a veterinarian to receive a preliminary diagnosis. The veterinarian will then send tissues to conduct a laboratory diagnosis. During this time, you will need to work quickly to treat each individual pig. Check out this episode with host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, and Dr. Bryan Myers, as they discuss how important it is to have an understanding of this disease and how you can prevent APP from entering your farm. SwineTime podcast was created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Spencer Wayne with Pipestone Veterinary Services, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
33:16
June 22, 2022
GreenStone Farms
Tune in to this podcast to learn more about GreenStone Farms! GreenStone is an ownership investment offering facilitated by PIPESTONE to create and capture value for farmers in the U.S. carbon market.  As a farmer-owned company, GreenStone will take a common-sense approach to carbon farming, with a focus on positioning farmers for success in this new economic opportunity for their farms.
10:54
June 13, 2022
PIPESTONE Safety
Safety is the number one priority at PIPESTONE. On this episode of SwineTime Podcast, host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, chats with Josh Pawson, PIPESTONE’s safety director. Josh takes us through his personal journey to being a safety director and explains what a day in his role looks like. Prepare your farm for an OSHA inspection, take small steps to ensure safety every day, hear about injuries Josh has experienced and learn more about safety at PIPESTONE! Tune in for these topics and more in this 37th episode of SwineTime. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
30:23
June 06, 2022
Gilt Multiplication
Raising a healthy group of pigs starts long before they reach the finishing barn. In this episode of SwineTime Podcast, host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, is joined by Dr. Evan Koep, PIPESTONE’s resource in gilt multiplication. Throughout the episode, listeners gain an understanding of what gilt multiplication is, and how it benefits piglets for the long run. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
24:33
May 11, 2022
SwineTime Podcast- Risk Management
Managing risks is the safest way for pig farmers to protect their operations and ensure they can withstand tough times in the market.  Hear from Brian Stevens, President of Big Stone Marketing, in this episode of SwineTime Podcast. This episode is all about risks in the pig market, how to prepare for them and what resources are available to farmers. Would you be financially prepared for a devastating pig disease break? By the end of this episode, you’ll know exactly how to prepare you farm’s finances for the worst. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
27:54
April 12, 2022
Basics in Nutrition
SwineTime Podcast Host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, sits down with Hayden Kerkaert, a nutritionist with Pipestone Nutrition, to start back at the basics of pig nutrition. Throughout the episode, Hayden drills down on the importance of a nursery diet and how critical a piglet’s first three weeks of life are. Grow-finish farmers will gain tips on how to compare marginal feed costs in relation to cost per pig, how to properly present feed to piglets and more! Listen-in to hear Hayden’s expertise on feeding pigs! PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
25:08
March 02, 2022
Getting Started in Pig Farming
Passion, commitment and networking; words used to describe the lifestyle of a pig farmer throughout this episode of SwineTime. Are you or someone you know interested in pig farming? In the 32ndepisode, Dr. Spencer Wayne visits with Dr. Barry Kerkaert, President of Pipestone Management, and Justin Roelofs, Chief Financial Officer for Pipestone Management. Together, they discuss the steps and characteristics needed to begin a journey in pig production. Whether you are interested in starting your own operation or are in a position to take over a family operation, this podcast will prepare you with some simple do’s and don’ts to take into consideration. SwineTime podcast was created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Spencer Wayne with Pipestone Veterinary Services, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
25:35
February 08, 2022
PIPESTONE Construction
On the 31st episode of SwineTime, Dr. Spencer Wayne sits down with the Head of Construction for Pipestone Management, Tad Woelber. Tad and his team strive to build pig barns that not only maximize production, but efficiency as well. Keeping barns cost effective while building them to last has always been the objective of building PIPESTONE constructed barns. Tad notes that efficiencies in barn equipment, layout and cost per square foot are what drive construction projects. Tune in for a discussion on the specifications that go into building a new facility, how far PIPESTONE construction has come and how they are improving pig flow with each new project. SwineTime podcast was created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Spencer Wayne with Pipestone Veterinary Services, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
28:48
January 25, 2022
Meticulous Design, Execution and Analysis of Swine Research
Designed for innovative knowledge generation, Pipestone Applied Research focuses on production-driven research to develop practical solutions to relevant problems. Since 2009, Pipestone Research has been committed to providing industry-leading and relevant information on swine health, genetics, nutrition, production and sustainability. SwineTime Podcast Host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, visits with PIPESTONE’s Director of Research Operations, Dan Hanson, in the 30th episode. Join in as Dan Hanson provides an overview of PIPESTONE’s research model, capabilities and expertise; as well as gain an inside look into the top 10 research takeaways of 2021. SwineTime podcast was created for the pork industry and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Spencer Wayne with Pipestone Veterinary Services, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
29:22
December 28, 2021
Wholestone Farms with CEO, Scott Webb
In this episode of SwineTime Podcast, host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, visits with Wholestone Farms CEO, Scott Webb. Scott’s background in agriculture has given him experience working with both crop and livestock farmers; a feat which has proven its significance in his current role. Wholestone Farms is a producer-owned packing plant located in Fremont, Nebraska. Their mission stands to provide customers with quality pork products they can trust and a culture that fosters innovation and opportunity. The culture and dedication found at Wholestone sets them apart from competitors. Not only do they have a responsibility to the many faces who show up to work every day, but to the consumers purchasing their products to feed their families. Wholestone has a goal to be the most sustainable, transparent and traceable packing plant. With the help of their 200 producer owners, they have control over everything from the crops in the field to the product that gets boxed and sold, making this a very attainable goal. Looking to the future, Wholestone Farms has secured land in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to break ground on a new plant in the spring of 2023. With this new location, they will be able to process a grand total of 9 million pigs, service many more farmers and put food on many more plates nationwide, all while staying committed to their vision of bringing the consumer closer to the farmer. Tune in to hear more about Wholestone, their work environment and their plans for the coming years. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
44:52
November 23, 2021
PRRSV 144: A Rapid Response to a National Crisis
In partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Pipestone Research has provided a rapid response to bring science-based answers to managing the emergence of PRRSV 144. Join SwineTime Podcast host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, Veterinarian, as he discusses the trial results with Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research at PIPESTONE. Joining Dr. Dee is Dr. Cesar Corzo, AD Leman Chair at the University of Minnesota CVM. This timely topic in swine medicine will cover the impact of MLV vaccines, the impact of utilizing biosecurity practices and what producers can do today to reduce the impact of this new virus. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
31:56
October 12, 2021
ASF Preparedness with PIPESTONE CVO, Joel Nerem
African Swine Fever (ASF)’s threat to USA farmers has never been more real. With the recent detection of ASF in the Dominican Republic, ASF has been introduced in the Western Hemisphere for the first time in over 40 years. Join SwineTime Podcast host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, as he visits with Dr. Joel Nerem, PIPESTONE Chief Veterinary Officer, on a timely topic in the industry, ASF. In Nerem’s opinion, ASF is the most important disease of pigs worldwide. Although precautions are taken to try and stop the spread of ASF into the United States, it is important to be prepared. PIPESTONE recommends you establish a Secure Pork Supply Plan for each farm site location, maintain 30 days of swine movement records for all farm sites and report any suspicious clinical signs or mortality immediately to your veterinarian. PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
27:03
October 04, 2021
SwineTime Podcast Episode 27: Sharing the Pig Farming Story through TikTok
Dr. Cara Haden, a PIPESTONE pig vet located in Independence, IA, took a social media journey that has helped educate thousands of people. In October 2020, Cara created a TikTok account to share pig farming content. Her goals remain to educate the public on where their pork comes from as well as showcase how much pig farmers care about their animals. Her minute long videos range in topics from pig care to food labels and much more. Join host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, a fellow PIPESTONE pig vet as he discusses with Cara the importance of producing honest and accurate content, how to navigate negative comments and who this platform has reached. Having one of the few global TikTok accounts to share pig farming content, Cara encourages more pig producers to share their stories with the public. Tune in here to learn tips on how to do it yourself! PIPESTONE's mission is "Helping Farmers Today Create the Farms of Tomorrow." The SwineTime podcast was created for pig farmers and individual pork producers around the country. Hosted by Dr. Wayne, the podcast contains pork industry news, advancements in animal care and how to enhance your productivity. Monthly podcasts are available on Spotify, Google Music, ITunes, Anchor and on Pipestone.com.
18:17
September 07, 2021
How TN Visa Talent From Mexico Can Impact Your Farm
Manual labor requirements are shared from farm to farm. What would it look like to add talented labor focused team members to your operation? In this episode of SwineTime Podcast, host Spencer Wayne, veterinarian and owner with Pipestone Veterinary Services is joined with Rob Hofmeyer, member of the Pipestone Business Services team and Jesus Colorado Galan, Talent Trainer with Farm Team as they discuss a solution for recruiting talented team members to your farm. TN Visa workers from Mexico are educated individuals trained in various areas of animal handling. Their goal when coming to the US is to provide assistance to pig operations and work with existing farm teams to successfully care for and market healthy pigs. Tune in to this episode to hear more about the details and benefits of this program.
25:47
August 10, 2021
Episode 25: PRRS Virus 144 Lineage 1C
Pig farmers across the world have been dealing with the effects of PRRS for decades. Continued research shows different strains of the virus have evolved over time, making it difficult to control. PIPESTONE is working to get answers on how to slow the spread of PRRS and best management practices moving forward. Join Dr. Spencer Wayne, Host and Veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services to get the latest on PRRS Virus 144 Lineage 1C from Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Applied Research and Dr. Karyn Havas, Transboundary Animal Disease Research Consultant. In this 25th episode of Swine Time, we get to the bottom of all things PRRS. PRRS virus is very clever. It mutates as it passes from pig to pig, resulting in the generation of new variants. Occasionally, these new variants establish themselves and become pathogenic, such as PRRS 144 Lineage 1C. In the months July through September, Pipestone Applied Research, under the direction of Dr. Scott Dee, will be running a set of projects to better understand how this virus works and what pig farmers can do to reduce its effect. Dr. Karyn Havas also sheds light on some of the most common ways PRRS virus is spreading according to her research from the Pipestone Management data. Listen here to get insight into the tests they will be running.
20:54
July 13, 2021
Episode 24: What You Say Matters!
Fair Questions with Syliva Wolters and Alicia Place Summer is a social season! Great opportunities arise to share your story! Only 2% of the population raises food for the entire world, and that is you! No one is more passionate, caring, or committed to the humane care of animals and safe food than you. Pig care is more than just bacon, it is your passion and career. In the 24th episode of SwineTime Podcast, Dr. Spencer Wayne, Host and Veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, visits with Sylvia Wolters, PIPESTONE Public Relations Director and Alicia Place, PIPESTONE Communications Coordinator about sharing the pig farmer story in the community. Dr. Wayne’s daughter, Molly, also joins the conversation to share her experience. To learn more about agriculture communications reach out to alicia.place@pipestone.com.
29:08
June 17, 2021
Episode 23: The Latest on Disease Feed Risk with Dr. Scott Dee
Based on the current body of knowledge, it is evident that feed and feed ingredients are risk factors for the transboundary spread of viruses, including African Swine Fever virus, classical swine fever virus, pseudorabies virus, and porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Dr. Spencer Wayne, Host of SwineTime Podcast with Pipestone Veterinary Services visits with Dr. Scott Dee, Veterinarian and Director of Pipestone Applied Research, on a recent SwineTime podcast about the latest on disease feed risk. It is proven that all viruses can survive in feed and can be transmitted through consumption of feed. This evidence is something we now can utilize and pay attention to. A group of scientists from PIPESTONE, South Dakota State University, Kansas State University and Plum Island are working together to study the risk of viral survival and viral transmission in feed, particularly looking at a wide variety of diseases including PED, ASF, Pseudorabies, PRRS, and Seneca Valley Virus A.
21:01
May 11, 2021
Episode 22: Managing Old Assets
What do you do with an old facility? How do you know when to fix it or replace it? Host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, visits with Dr. Barry Kerkaert, veterinarian and Pipestone Management President, and Justin Roelofs, CFO of Pipestone Management about Managing Old Assets in the 22nd Episode of SwineTime Podcast.
18:07
April 13, 2021
The Perceived Soybean Meal Shortage with Gordon Denny
Pork is hugely important to domestic and international soybean meal consumption. Closely following poultry, swine consumes a large percentage of soybeans available in the United States. Guest host, Amber Pugh, a Director of Procurement with Pipestone Nutrition, hosts Gordon Denny, a soybean industry professional, to discuss the perceived soybean meal shortage in our industry. As feed costs are on the rise, it is important to stay in front of issues such as the perceived soybean meal shortage to help ward off panic buying. Listen in as Gordon Denny addresses this issue, as well as shares additional knowledge on macro ingredients, protein sources for pigs, and more!
28:30
March 16, 2021
Podcast 20: Influenza: History, Symptoms, and Eradication Protocols with Dr. Cameron Schmitt
Over the years, veterinarians and the pork industry have tackled eradiation protocols for viruses like PRRS, PED, and Mycoplasma, yet influenza remains a common occurrence in the field. In this Episode, host Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Cameron Schmitt, Veterinarian with PIPESTONE, in the 20th episode of SwineTime about Swine Influenza and efforts to prove an eradication protocol. Pig farmers and veterinarians in the U.S. are all too familiar with the warning signs of influenza in their herds. Sows off feed, minor abortion levels, mortality in GDU, and lower pig wean weights are seen in the sow farm, while pigs in the finisher will show a mild cough and off feed. Dr. Schmitt notes that since finishers have static populations, a break will run its course in 70 days; however, it is much more difficult to eliminate in a sow farm since new gilts and baby piglets are constantly being introduced. With this challenge in mind, Dr. Schmitt is working with ten PIPESTONE managed sow farms to evaluate an influenza eradiation protocol. “We continue to strive for better health. Influenza is one component we think we can make a big impact on. Our goal is to eliminate flu from a farm and make a flu negative sow unit,” stated Dr. Schmitt. Dr. Schmitt discusses the three large components of their eradication strategy which include an extended quarantine period for gilts coming in, utilization of autogenous vaccines for the specific strain on that farm, and moving restrictions.
27:32
February 16, 2021
Episode 19: Sustaining the Pig Farm of Tomorrow
Dr. Spencer Wayne, Veterinarian at PIPESTONE Veterinary Services, and the host of SwineTime podcast visits with Molly Peterson, Marketing & Communications Director and Sustainability Manager at PIPESTONE about sustaining the pig farm of tomorrow. By taking care of the land and natural resources, farmers have naturally practiced and cared about sustainability for generations. Today, sustainability is more important than ever, as it allows us to be transparent and authentic about what we are doing on-farm to consumers. PIPESTONE is working alongside farmers and industry experts to assist farmers in meeting their sustainability goals, while driving profit. In the podcast, listen in as Molly discusses the calculations of the carbon footprint pig, the importance of sustainability on-farm, how you can be “sustainable” and still economically viable, and more!
20:52
January 19, 2021
Podcast 18: Q&A with Dr. Luke Minion
While there ‘feels’ like tremendous change has taken place within the pork industry, producers have becoming increasingly aware of the industry’s growing dependence upon the export market. While farmers face many different issues, Dr. Spencer Wayne obtains answers to questions submitted from producers during this podcast interview with Dr. Luke Minion, Pipestone’s CEO. A well-known and respected individual within the pork industry, Dr. Minion grew up in southwestern Minnesota and began his career with Pipestone Veterinary Services in 2000 following graduation from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. With a keen eye on production animal science and management, Dr. Minion details the viability of the pork industry moving forward, the biggest challenges for farmers and the possible solutions to overcome them, major advancements within the industry and what truly drives Pipestone’s ability to serve its customers now and in the future.
30:23
December 15, 2020
Episode 17: The importance, effectiveness, and cost of sow farm filtration systems
While the use of air filtration systems on sow farms has been proven to reduce the incidence of airborne illness such as PRRS, there are still many swine operations that operate without it. While the design of physical structures vary, most if not all operations can reduce overall cost per pig if the correct filtration system is used in conjunction with current biosecurity standards. While physical operations can be structured as either positive or negative pressure set-ups, SwineTime host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, discusses with Hannah Walkes the President of Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone’s utilization of filters on their negative pressure managed farms and how their adoption has reduced overall cost per pig. Overall, the used of filtration systems dramatically improved overall pig health consistency when compared to data obtained prior to its implementation.
12:29
November 02, 2020
Podcast 16: Latin America Swine Industry, Operations, Practices, and Opportunities with Dr. Gustavo Pizarro
Producers in Latin America and the United States share the same passion for agriculture, but the way to achieve the goal varies. From the economy to efficiency on farm, there are many differences in Latin America, but there is also a relationship building. In this episode, host Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Gustavo Pizarro, Technical Service Director at Pipestone in the 16th episode of SwineTime, a monthly podcast by Pipestone.
28:08
October 06, 2020
Episode 15 part 2: Evaluating Business Decisions Through Periods of Low Prices
Dr. Spencer Wayne of Pipestone Veterinary Services, and the host of the SwineTime podcast continues his visit with Jim Marzolf, Vice-President of Pipestone Business Services to talk about actions producers can take right now in these tumultuous times regarding bookkeeping practices and how to navigate financially. Listen to part II of the Jim Marzolf discussion from Pipestone Business Services and gain a deeper understanding of how to be profitable during these times by mastering the following concepts: · Margin over Feed Cost · Capital Purchases · Standard of Living · Working with Lenders
15:52
September 08, 2020
Episode 15 part 1: Introducing Pipestone Business Services
Dr. Spencer Wayne of Pipestone Veterinary Services, and the host of the SwineTime podcast visits with Jim Marzolf, Vice-President of Pipestone Business Services to talk about new swine service offerings designed to assist farmers on the next SwineTime podcast. Having extensive background in Agriculture Accounting and fiscal management practices, Jim details four new ways Pipestone Business Services Programs assist farmers of all types to better manage their operation and become more profitable.
17:06
September 08, 2020
Episode 14: Risk Management in Pig Production
SwineTime host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, speaks with Veterinarian, Dr. Gawen Zomermaand of Pipestone Veterinary Services. In this episode, you will discover what hedging looks like in pig production, how to best educate yourself on risk management, and the benefit of finding a good partner for advice and service.  For information regarding hedging call Dr. Gawen Zomermaand at 712-737-4474.  For information regarding Big Stone Marketing’s forward contracting program call Christine Colemer at 507-825-7059.
19:43
August 07, 2020
Episode 13: We slowed pigs down: What was the effect and where do we go from here?
SwineTime host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, converses with Veterinarian, Dr. Brent Pepin and Nutritionist, Jon De Jong, at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic. In this episode, you will hear experts directly in the field discuss the noticed effects of slowing pigs down, as well as their opinion on where we go from here. 
20:15
July 09, 2020
Episode 12: Get to know the Hutterite Colony
A christian agriculture community, the Hutterite Colony, meets with Dr. Spencer Wayne from Pipestone. Through the SwineTime Podcast, Dr. Wayne and two guests from different Hutterite communities discuss lifestyles and farming as a colony.
13:04
July 01, 2020
Episode 11: COVID-19 and it's Impact on Pig Production with Dr. Beth Thompson
SwineTime host, Dr. Spencer Wayne, visits with Dr. Beth Thompson, Minnesota State Veterinarian, about COVID-19 and it's impact on the Swine Industry. Listen in as they discuss African Swine Fever preparedness and how COVID-19 has affected our risk for ASF, ways COVID-19 has affected our state and federal agencies, what food safety concerns there may be from COVID-19, and advice for producers during this time of uncertainty. 
19:04
June 16, 2020
Episode 10: The importance of records and data and how it impacts your profits.
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Angie Homann of Pipestone Systems and uncovers the truth about records and data that result in profitability.  Learn how important it is to utilize benchmarks for your operation to understand production strengths and reveal weaknesses needing improvement.
14:17
April 10, 2020
Episode 9: Antibiotic Resistance with Dr. Carissa Odland
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Carissa Odland on her latest trial on Antibiotic Resistance. Find out if she has any answers.
13:56
March 12, 2020
Episode 8: Part 2 Herd Level Disease Elimination
Listen in to Episode 8 Part 2: Herd Disease elimination as  Dr. Spencer Wayne and Dr. Joseph Yaros for a historical and future perspective on swine herd disease elimination.
10:50
November 15, 2019
Episode 7: Herd Level Disease Elimination- Does it Work?
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Joseph Yaros on how Pipestone handles herd level disease elimination, and how effective it is. 
08:54
September 10, 2019
Episode 6: Water Quality at your barn
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Todd Williams on water quality at your barn and how it effects your pigs!
10:45
August 16, 2019
Episode 5: The Importance of Welfare
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Carissa Odland on the imporance of Welfare!
09:12
July 26, 2019
Episode 4: Secure Pork Plan
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Brent Pepin on how to prepare for a Foreign Disease outbreak. Are you prepared? Listen for steps to take on our farm and prepare for when the unthinkable happens.  More information at  http://www.securepork.org/ 
10:60
June 10, 2019
Episode 3: Piglet Health: How Pipestone System Sow Farms prep pigs to perform better for the producer
 SwineTime with Pipestone talks with Dr. Adam Schelkopf on how Pipestone System Sow farms prep pigs to perform better for the producer.
10:48
May 02, 2019
Episode 2: Transboundary Work with Dr. Dee
SwineTime with Pipestone talks with Dr. Dee and his Transboundary research work. Check it out!
12:55
April 02, 2019
Episode 1: African Swine Fever and How to Protect our Borders
Dr. Spencer Wayne talks with Dr. Gordon Spronk on African Swine Fever and how it is important we protect our borders from this deadly disease. 
11:22
March 05, 2019