2016 World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo

VFDs and Changes In Antibiotic Use There were many conversations about how the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will impact many organizations in the swine ecosystem.

The main message was "you should be starting now to be ready by January 1, 2017".

Additional presentations shared the environmental and economics of swine, how Checkoff funds have been allocated to promote pork into the summer and fall, and "What does happen during a Common Swine Industry Audit?"

Learn more about some of the sessions you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2016 World Pork Expo held June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Featured Presentations

Pig Performance and Care: What Are The Keys?

Keys to Positively Impact Pig Performance and CareMaking Impact Mark Schwartz, Schwartz Farms, provides insights on pig performance and care. Mr. Schwartz spends his day on looking at data to help improve on the performance of a pork operation. Key message: Continuously focus on creating and maintaining a production system to produce robust, healthy pigs [video].

Global Pork/Protein Update

Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global MarketUnderstanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shares a set of economic stories that impact the meat industry. Mr. Stuart believes the global economy is wobbly: governments pumping more money into the market, highlights the US currency vs others, Brazil issues, and EU pork prices. Take away is that China is lapping up EU supplies, US production is up (but domestic demand is uncertain), and market "gravity" is up on a long-term basis [video].

Global and European Pig Meat Market

Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing ConditionsFocus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), shares global and European meat sector perspectives. Dr. Higuera points out that China, EU, then the US are the three biggest pork producers and consumers. On the flip side, the EU, USA, and Canada are the three biggest exporters of pork. Dr. Higuera dives into the EU market, consumer perceptions, and the how those perceptions have changed pork production in the EU. Dr. Higuera closes with a thought on how to get to 40 piglets per sow per year [video].

The State Of Agricultural Marketing Service Livestock, Poultry and Seed Programs

Mandatory Price Reporting ChangesMandatory Price Reporting Changes Dr. Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program, provides an update on the Agricultural Marketing Service, how it has changed, and what services are being supported, like the Market News, webinars, and other information sources [video].