March 18, 2016

NPB Innovation Awards given at Midwest

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March 17, 2016 – The National Pork Board Swine Innovation (Abstract) Awards were presented this week at the 2016 ASAS Midwestern Section/ADSA Midwest Branch Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

The National Pork Board Swine Innovation (Abstract) Awards are divided into Research and Education categories, as follows:

Research

“Utilizing feed sequencing to decrease the risk of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) cross-contamination during feed manufacturing,”  Loni L. Schumacher¹, Roger A. Cochrane¹, J. C. Woodworth¹, Anne R. Huss¹, Charles R. Stark¹, Cassandra K. Jones¹, Qi Chen², Rodger Main², Jianqiang Zhang², Phil C. Gauger², Steve S. Dritz¹ and M.D. Tokach¹     ¹Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS     ²Iowa State University, Ames, IAnpb1

“The feed enzyme xylanase improves finish pig viability and carcass feed efficiency,” C.E. Zier-Rush¹, C. Groom¹, M. Tillman¹, J. Remus² and R.D. Boyd¹     ¹The Hanor Company, Inc., Franklin, KY     ²Danisco Animal Nutrition, Spicer, MN

Education

“Evaluation of case-based reasoning to promote learning and swine industry interest in an undergraduate reproductive physiology course,”  Amy T. Desaulniers, Renee M. McFee and Brett R. White, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The National Pork Board Swine Innovation (Abstract) Awards are sponsored by the National Pork Board.

Top photo: Amy Desaulniers, University of Nebraska, accepts a National Pork Board Swine Innovation Award for her education abstract from NPB representative Chris Hostetler.

Bottom photo: Loni Schumacher, Kansas State University, received a National Pork Board Swine Innovation Award for her research abstract.