Dr. Lawrence has over 20 years of experience in the pork industry, having worked for commercial feed manufacturers, a pharmaceutical company, and with a nutritional additives company. Dr. Lawrence is a Senior Technical Services Manager with NOVUS International of St. Louis, MO where he has been employed since 2006.
Dr. Lawrence obtained his BS degree from Mississippi State University in 1992 while living and working on the end of a research farrowing facility. Dr. Lawrence then received his MS and PhD degrees in monogastric nutrition from Purdue University.
Dr. Lawrence focuses on providing technical support in the areas of methionine and mineral nutrition, gut environment modification, oxidation balance management, mycotoxin management, feed efficiency optimization, and nutritional management for sustainable pork production, including antimicrobial-free production.
After a successful career as professor of animal science and extension swine specialist at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Mike Brumm incorporated Brumm Swine Consultancy in the summer of 2006. As an industry consultant, Dr. Brumm spent 50% of his time through 2015 as science director for four 2400-head wean-finish research barns.
Now partially retired, he spends his time in client production facilities, investigating ventilation and housing issues. He remains a frequent presenter at producer conferences on issues dealing with housing and management, with a special emphasis on feeders, drinkers, ventilation systems and ventilation system controllers.
Dr. Brumm is also a frequent contributor to industry publications and blogs weekly at www.MnPork.com.
Steve grew up on a small grain and livestock farm in central Iowa. Following a brief career in farming, Steve received his BS in animal science from Iowa State University and his MS and PhD from the University of Missouri with an emphasis on reproductive physiology.
Steve’s career has focused on implementing or developing technology for genetic leverage to improve the efficiency of protein-as-food production. He has participated in the development and implementation of artificial insemination on sow farms and the development of boar studs to provide quality semen. In later work he used embryo transfer for genetic rescue out of health challenged herds, and in research for the production and subsequent management of medical model pigs.
Currently, Steve is a production specialist with United Animal Health facilitating the implementation of OvuGel and single fixed-time artificial insemination.
MWI Animal Health
Dr. Catangui is a member of MWI's Technical Services groups. As a team, this group provides our clients with targeted expertise in integrated pest management, proactive disease/pathogen and performance management, animal drinking water quality improvement, biosecurity, and cleaning and disinfection.
In his role with the Technical Services team, Dr. Catangui provides our customers with science-based recommendations and strategies for the profitable and environmentally responsible implementation of integrated pest management programs, including best management practice recommendations on the effective, safe and responsible use of synthetic and organic insecticides and miticides on the farm. He also manages MWI Animal Health's pesticide resistance testing laboratory.