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Swine it #33 Roundtable: pig production in times of economic uncertainty – Dr Chad Pilcher and Mark Hulsebus

Introducing the Swine.it Podcast Roundtable episodes. Márcio Gonçalves speaks to Dr Chad Pilcher and Mark Hulsebus, both from Provimi, about pig production in times of economic uncertainty.

6 May 2020, at 12:10pm

This is a new series of episodes envisioned by Provimi and Swine it, where we will have bonus episodes in a roundtable format with experts of the global swine industry tackling subjects that can influence the producer’s bottom line.

On this first episode, I chatted with Dr Chad Pilcher and Mark Hulsebus, both from Provimi, about pig production in times of economic uncertainty.

Here are the highlights:

• COVID-19 situation and shifts among pig producers.

• Thoughts on managing a pork production business under economic uncertainty.

• The biggest aspects producers should consider right now from a nutrition standpoint.

• Overview on managing pig growth if/when packing plants reduce the number of shifts.

• Tips on maintaining lean operations and having cash reserves.

• Formulating for maximum profit versus minimum cost per kg of gain.

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