2014 Minnesota Pork Congress

Featured Presentations

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

Divining Possible Pork Trade Futures

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress: Erin Borror, United States Meat Export Federation, provides highlights on the key trade issues and what data is available to help divine what will happen next [video].

2014 Minnesota Pork CongressMinnesota producers arrived at the 2014 MN Pork Congress looking for information on equipment and health issues. Lower feed costs may be leading producers to expand.

However the number of feeding spaces open due to PEDV is still open to discussion. Good presentations on those topics and more thanks to the MN Pork Producers Association and our sponsors.

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