2011 NIAA Consumer's Stake in Today's Food Production April 11 - 14, 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA. There has never been a time in which consumers were more interested in the origin of their food supply. Agriculture in the U.S. has proudly developed the most productive, safest, readily available source of wholesome nutrition in the world’s history. And consumers today expect no less. This conference brings new perspectives and calls to action on agriculture engaging consumers.
2011 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Swine Health Seminar The 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Swine Health Seminar, March 4, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, provided swine veterinarians with an update on trade and emerging markets from NPPC's Nick Giordano. Also, Dr. Erin Strait from Iowa State University provides some direction on upcoming diagnostic tools for identifying Mycoplasma.
2011 National Pork Industry Forum March 3-5, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This year saw Pork's new branding position, "Pork. Be Inspired.", support for the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, and several updates on policy / economics affecting the industry.
PRRS Area Regional Control Efforts Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an economically devastating swine disease that has received support to better understand its pathology and develop eradication processes. These presentations provide updates on the research, eradication steps, and what the future may hold.
2011 Iowa Pork Congress January 26-27, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Iowa's pork industry is at a crossroads. Additional themes include new pricing levels of feed grains, regulatory revision and the impact of legislative and marketing changes. Will producers respond to today's pricing prompts with expansion (remember those empty barns down the road)? Or elect to go niche with local and immediate customer transactions for maximum profitability? These presentations from the 2011 Iowa Pork Congress helps provide perspectives and insights.