2016 Missouri Pork Expo

Featured Presentations

How Are You Dealing With Rodents In Your Buildings?

Integrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine FacilitiesIntegrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine Facilities Dr. Danny L. McDonald, Poultry and Livestock Entomologist, MWI Animal Health, talks about integrated pest management of rodents in swine facilities. Dr. McDonald reminds people that rodents are a biosecurity hazard to any farm because they can get into and out places without notice. Dr. McDonald shares many of the animal disease vectors rodents can carry plus mentioned rodents consume feed resources and damage building infrastructures. Dr. McDonald closes with options and tools for rodent management [video].

Gaining Money To Help Manage Nutrients and Manure

Cost Share Opportunities for Nutrient ManagementCost Share Opportunities for Nutrient Management In this panel moderated by Mr. Jerry Foster (JBS Live Pork), Mr. Jim Plassmeyer (Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program) and Ms. Lauren Cartwright (Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA), cover the various aspects of nutrient management planning and implementation. Ms. Cartwright and Mr. Plassmeyer outline cost sharing opportunities that are available through various state and federal resources [video].

Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook

Production Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein OutlookProduction Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, share data and summarize the economics of the protein markets. Mr. Liddell and Ms. McCracken also share detailed information on consumer trends plus highlight some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations [video].

What Are Some New Technologies for Improving Pork Producers?

New Technologies for Pork Producers - Video Monitoring and Web-Based LearningVideo Monitoring and Web-Based Learning Mr. Earl Dodson, K·Coe Isom, covers several technologies to help address animal welfare and worker safety in farm operations. Video monitoring and web-based learning are important to help improve the education of staff and to help farms be compliant with their customers' need to see what is happening on farm [video].

How to Make Social Media Count for Your Farm

Why Social Media Matters and How to Make it Count for Your FarmWhy Social Media Matters Mr. Josh Flint, Associate Director of Communications, Talent Acquisition, and Retention, The Maschhoffs, shares thoughts on what the public perceives about agriculture. Josh states that agriculture is at a defining moment and right now that moment is being defined by others outside of agriculture. With that opening, Josh shares how social media tools are easy to use and provides details on the resources any operation can pick up and run with it [video].

2016 Missouri Pork ExpoMissouri Pork Expo brought some focus on reaching out to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors. Session included helping young exhibitors learn about reducing the risks of animal health issues, proper use of medication, and developing awareness on animal welfare programs.

On the topic of Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, talks about working with smaller producers to help them understand the changes coming January 1, 2017 that all producers, big and small, must plan for.

And the topic of BBQ, "Let’s Talk BBQ" by Steve Demaray, Lynch Livestock, shared how the event of a BBQ helps build community. And for the cooking enthusiast, Mr. Demaray shared choosing wood, meat cut selection, and understanding proper "saucing".

These presentations from the Missouri Pork Expo are of value to producers like you. Thank your Missouri Pork Association representative and sponsors for making these available today.

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