Podcast: Dr. Keith Aljets: Introducing gilts into the sow herd – strategies and challenges

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Gilt development has been a struggle in the industry for years. In a sow operation it is often regarded as one of the most important pieces, as the largest group of animals bred are typically gilts. In his talk with Dr. Greiner, Dr. Keith Aljets discusses some of the most difficult challenges with gilt development, and important factors we need to consider when trying to overcome these hurdles.

“๐˜ž๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ?” – ๐——๐—ฟ. ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—น๐—ท๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Dr. Keith Aljets began working at Veterinary Medical Center in 1990 after graduating from the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He continued his education beyond a DVM and completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 1998. Dr. Aljets’ primary focuses are in swine production medicine and sow farm management.