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 hosts


Dr. Márcio Gonçalves 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 formulator & 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. More information can be found at Google ScholarResearch Gate, and LinkedIn.


Dr. Laura 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. Find more information at Google ScholarResearch Gate, and LinkedIn.


"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. Mike Tokach
Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University

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

Dr. Chris Hostetler
Director of Animal Science, National Pork Board

"Thanks again for what you are doing for the industry."

Dr. Gonzalo Castro

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

Dr. Cesar Corzo
Associate Professor, University of Minnessota

"You have developed a unique approach to communicate with the swine industry. It is impressive."

Jim Long
CEO, Genesus

"The information you are posting is very helpful for producers"

Kim Browne
Saskatchewan Pork

"I just wanted to say I really enjoy the information. The favorite book section is of particular interest as it helps me to make sure I am keeping up with the books I need"

Dr. Jordon Gruber

"I want to tell you how much I learn and enjoy the Swine it podcast. They have been good listening as I harvest here in Illinois "

Dan Carroll
Caroll Family Farms

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