Conference Connection

2014 World Pork Expo

2014 World Pork Expo2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), economics & global trade, plus management and production tools for operation staff to use.

2014 Cracking the Millennial Code

2014 Cracking the Millennial Code 2014 Cracking the Millennial Code, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA, USA. This Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit event brought together a great mix of people to help connect, educate, and protect agriculture, farming, and food.

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. The precautionary principle---sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years. Is it Better Safe Than Sorry or a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation? How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050?

2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference

2014 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Conference Seminar2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX, presents updates on the understanding and research of porcine circovirus. These presentations aim to bring swine vets up to speed on the current state of the virus and the efforts research is producing.

2014 Missouri Pork Expo

2014 Missouri Pork Expo2014 Missouri Pork Expo, February 11 - 12, 2014, Columbia, MO, USA. While PEDV is still a top concern among pork producers, other topics are in need of refreshed info. Included in this year's Missouri Pork Expo were several sessions on manure and lagoon management. Dr. Steve Meyer also helped bring focus on the meat markets and how recent US government shut down issues disrupted the flow of information.

2014 Iowa Pork Congress

2014 Iowa Pork Congress2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA. Heightened interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) continued to dominate seminar sessions in Iowa. Dr. Butch Baker and Dr. Rodger Main provided a PEDV update to standing room only session plus Eldon McAfee confirmed another year without a pork nuisance case in Iowa courts.

2014 Minnesota Pork Congress

2014 Minnesota Pork Congress2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Minnesota 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.

2013 North American PRRS Symposium

2013 North American PRRS Symposium2013 North American PRRS Symposium, December 7-8, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA. The Symposium pulled top presentations from academia and industry to check signals on the latest learnings related to this formidable industry illness. The bio-security practices developed by fighting PRRS around the world are proving valuable as we ratchet up our efforts in the battle against PEDV.
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