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Iowa State University Presents Swine Research at the Midwest American Society of Animal Science Meeting


Nick Gabler presents on swine research at an animal science conference to a crowded room
Dr. Nicholas Gabler presents his research on the use and challenges of fiber in nursery pig diets at the Midwest ASAS Meeting.

The Midwest American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) meeting kicked off on March 10 and continued through March 13. Swine producers, researchers, and allied industry partners gathered in Madison, Wisconsin, to share information on improving pig health, welfare, nutrition, and reproduction to ensure the U.S. stays efficient and sustainable. As one of the largest meetings for pig production and nutrition science in the U.S., the Midwest ASAS provides an opportunity to share innovative research and spark new ideas.


The Real Pork Trust Consortium team was well-represented by faculty and graduate students.

One of our RPTC graduate student scholars, Mitch Nisley, presented his research on the use of soybean products in nursery pig diets and its effect on protein bioavailability and growth.


Mitch Nisley presents swine nutrition research.
Mitch Nisley presents his research on nursery pig diets at the Midwest ASAS Meeting

 

Like in human nutrition, dietary fiber benefits pig health and growth. Professor Nick Gabler presented a talk on the use and challenges of fiber in nursery pig diets at the Midwest ASAS meeting, as well.


Traveling to Midwest ASAS provided RPTC scholars the opportunity to learn about the research happening at other universities, bolstering their own swine health knowledge and even connecting them with collaborators for future research.


Thank you to the organizers of Midwest ASAS and to those who engaged with Dr. Gabler and Mitch about the swine research happening at Iowa State University.


To learn more about the Midwest ASAS meeting, read about the Midwest ASAS experiences of our team members at the University of Minnesota.

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