This year the symposium is featuring research and science that is being done here in Wisconsin at UW-Madison. The morning will kick off with an update on the swine health rule implemented by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection this year. Following the update will be presentations on current research from professors and graduate students on many topics including: heat stress infertility in boars, gene editing in pigs, the role of calcium in milk fever & uterine prolapses of sows, using big data, and feed mill manufacturing quality control. For the full agenda, click agenda below.
UW-Madison has some unique capacity to complete biomedical research on pigs at the Swine Research & Teaching Center. While the symposium is focusing on the farm production side of things, there will be folks around that can chat with you about some highlights of the biomedical research topics if you are interested.View the 2018 Badger Swine Symposium Registration Brochure.
|10:00 am||Welcome & Introductions|
|10:15 am||Swine health rule update||Julie McGwin, DVM, Veterinarian Specialist, Senior/Program Manager, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection|
|10:45 am||Heat stress and boar infertility||John Parrish, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison|
|11:30 am||CRISPR gene edited pigs: applications and explanations for the swine industry||Dhanu Shanmuganayagam, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison|
Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Program: Opportunities on the horizon for the swine industry
|Dan Schaefer, Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison|
|12:40 pm||Roles of dietary Ca in milk fever and uterine prolapses in sows||Mariola Grez, PhD student, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison|
|Using “Big Data” analysis for establishing management decisions||Guilherme Rosa, Professor, Department of Animal Science, UW-Madison|
|Pig production data analytics||Tiago Passafaro, PhD student, UW-Madison|
|Computer vision in swine production||Arthur Fernandes, PhD student, UW-Madison|
|2:30 pm||Feed manufacturing quality control & biosecurity||Jeff Booth, Feed Mill Manager, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station|
|3:00 pm||Optional feed mill tour||Jeff Booth, Feed Mill Manager, UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station|
|Optional current issues in the swine industry panel||Tom Crenshaw, Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison|
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