The Round Barn Podcast

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Welcome to the Round Barn podcast, where faculty members from the University of Illinois tackle issues that are relevant to today's challenges, from livestock production to diagnostics and clinical cases. Look for the Round Barn podcast on our website or your favorite podcatcher.
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The cull sow market in the United States has a surveillance problem. Drs. Lowe and Mitek are joined by Dr. Ben Blair to discuss his investigation into the cull sow marketing channel. Join them as they reveal the devastating implications of an ASF outbreak in cull sows and how it could affect the swine industry as a whole.
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Egg prices are the highest they have been since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, 2020. Learn how migratory water fowl have started circulating the H5N1 virus in commercial chicken flocks resulting in high egg prices. Join Drs. Jim Lowe and Ashley Mitek as they discuss the cause and effect of a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak.
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Guest host Dr. Suzanna Storms talks about her and Dr. Lowe’s research detecting COVID in meat packing plants in the first year of the pandemic. Learn more about their process, and what the data they collected suggests about COVID transmission.
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Ukraine is one of the world’s top producers of wheat, and the war is going to have ripple effects all over the world. In this week’s episode of The Round Barn podcast, Drs. Ashley Mitek and Jim Lowe talk about the tangled web of the international commodities market – how the grain shortage will affect farmers and livestock producers, how this will squeeze consumers even more, and what might happen next with commodity prices.
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