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Meet the host
Clayton Chastain earned his B.S. in Animal Sciences from Purdue University in 2017, and his M.S. in Swine Nutrition in 2019. He has worked as Swine Research Coordinator for United Animal Health, where he gained experience in trial design and management, diet formulation, and data collection and analysis – among many other aspects of swine research. Currently, he works as a Production Manager of Research Operations for Carthage System.
You can find more information about him on LinkedIn
Check out some episodes
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Dr. Mike Tokach
Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University
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Associate Professor, University of Minnessota
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Director of Animal Science, National Pork Board
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Director of Nutrition
Smithfield Hog Production
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Meet the founder
Dr. Marcio Goncalves
Dr. Marcio Goncalves earned his veterinary degree from UFRGS, a top university in Brazil, and his PhD in applied swine nutrition from Kansas State University and worked as Global Nutritionist for one of the major swine genetic companies where he led nutrient requirement updates, diet formulation & feeding program for nucleus farms, development of nutritional economic models, and reviewing diets from over 100 customers. Currently, he is the founder of Wisenetix, the largest network of podcasts in the agriculture industry.
He has over 15 years of experience in swine production with exposure to over 20 countries and 120 research studies in pig nutrition/production and his life purpose is to create a positive impact in the world through knowledge dissemination in the global ag industry.