Learn how to improve pig production with high-impact strategies.

From nutrition, to health, to reproduction, to production, to management and leadership... all the way from the boar studs, to the sow farms, to the wean-to-finish pigs, to the final product. We 'hunt' the experts and hidden geniuses of the swine industry for you.

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Meet the host

Dr. Laura Greiner

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Dr. Greiner holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. both in Swine Nutrition and Immunology at Iowa State University.

She also earned Postdoctoral Training in Microbiology at the University of Iowa.

Currently, she serves as an undergraduate teaching professor for swine production classes at Iowa State University.

She also has appointments in swine extension and swine research.

Her focus for research has been to evaluate products, processes, and practices involved in swine production that improve animal health, nutrition, and well-being.

Over the last 20 years, she earned a long list of published papers and abstracts and speaker invitations in worldwide events. She also served as Director of Research at Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions.



Meet the founder

Dr. Marcio Goncalves

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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 Swine it, an education platform.

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 swine industry.

Additionally, he is a member of Non-Ruminant Nutrition Symposium Committee at the American Society of Animal Science.

Our guests

Dr. Mike Tokach

Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University

''Knowledge is power! Dr. Marcio Goncalves is one of the bright young minds in the swine industry. His ability to distill complex problems and opportunities into information for the pork industry makes his podcasts a valuable resource.''

Dr. Cesar Corzo

Associate Professor, University of Minnessota

''Dissemination of scientific information contributes to improving decision making processes, especially when interventions are required; ultimately, this should result in performance improvement.''

Dr. Chris Hostetler

Director of Animal Science, National Pork Board

''I am excited about this venture you have launched and the participation attests to the need of producers for this information.''

Dr. Joe Hahn

Director of Nutrition
Smithfield Hog Production

''Swine it Podcast is a great way to quickly get up to date information on the emerging focus areas as well as exposure to the influencers in the swine industry. Listening to them is now a required part of my routine. The broad range of topics are very useful in helping me expand my thinking beyond my primary area of focus. Thanks for providing this useful resource.''

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