2015 Iowa Pork Congress

Featured Presentations

What Is The Pork Economic Outlook?

Prices and Profitability: Economic OutlookPrices and Profitability: Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, provides a refresh on the current economics for the pork business. Dr. Meyer reminds the audience of the risks of foreign animal disease, trade policy and politics uncertainly, and prices if all the processing plants get full in 2019 [video].

Doing Manure Management Plans Online

Electronic Filing of Manure Management PlansElectronic Filing of Manure Management Plans Mr. Jeff Prier, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, share details on the electronic filing of manure management plans (eMMPs) in Iowa. Mr. Prier walks through the current system's functionality and outlines what additions will occur in the future [video].

2015 Iowa Pork CongressWhile there is continued interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), there are other subjects that are capturing the attention of pork producers. Pit foaming is always something that can cause issues and research by Drs. Steve Hoff, Andersen, and Kerr is helping understand and mitigate it.

Additionally, the markets are doing much better for producers but there is always some risk to better understand; Dr. Steve Meyer helps to explain. And helping farmers connect with consumers is continuing to gain the attention of all involved in agriculture; telling farm stories through social media and understanding consumer food insights are some examples.

Again, thanks to the Iowa Pork Producers Association for support in sharing these presentations with you.