2014 World Pork Expo

Featured Presentations

The Power Of Story?

Sow Bridge/Pork Bridge Session: Importance of Educating Others about Pork ProductionConnection Pigs To Consumers Jon Hoek, Belstra Milling Company, tells the story of Belstra Milling and how it is deeply involved in helping consumers learn more about pork production. Through the story of the Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks, Mr. Hoek explains the background and approach to gaining consumer understanding.

Are Your Ready On The Economic Front?

Markets, Economic Situation, and OutlookEconomic Theory in Practice Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, bring out the state of economics and how it applies to pork production and the related ecosystem of inputs and outputs. Dr. Meyer's presentation contains depth for anyone needing the details, yet his presentation offers the highlights in usable chunks.

What PED is Saying?

What PED is Saying... But Are We Listening?Listening? Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, presents a production and economic model to reflect the impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Polson shares charts on how farms are bing impacted over time. One of the key take aways: For pork producers to get ahead of the disease and aim to really eliminate PEDV, there needs to be a higher degree of communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration than is the norm across the swine industry.

Success and Area Regional Control

The Success of the Area Regional Control ConceptSustaining Success Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim Technical Manager, talk about the area regional control (ARC) concept, how it works, and what it can do to help operations staff manage disease issues. Key is the ARC helps farms achieve greater sustained improvement in health and productivity in their neighborhood than any one can achieve on their own.
World Pork ExpoPEDv, Economics, & Weather Conversations at this year's World Pork Expo are looking forward to finding the solution for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Immediately available are the PEDv series that occurred at the Pork Academy.

The ever popular Elwynn Taylor shared an enjoyable and enlightening update on the weather. Dr. Dermot Hayes offered insights on the economics of global trade, and Jamie Burr (Tyson Fresh Meats) on Sustainability in Pork Production. Settle back and catch what you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2014 World Pork Expo.

2014 World Pork Expo Presentations