SwineCast Industry

How To Drive Key Cutout Sales

A 'Fresh' Perspective: Driving Key Cutout SalesA "Fresh" Perspective Kiersten Hafer, Clemens Food Group, shares how Clemens Food Group has grown and aims to focus on investments to drive key cutout sales. Ms. Hafer outlines the marketing and brand experience being used to make pork relevant again [video].

Being Prepared With Your Business Continuity Plan

Secure Pork SupplySecure Pork Supply Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan and its key aspects. Dr. Zaabel also covers the status of several core initiatives and projects around vaccine stocks, surveillance, and the Secure Pork Supply website. Key message: "there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst." [video].

Understand and Manage Weather Risk

2018 Weather Outlook2018 Weather Outlook Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, reviews the weather forecast tools and metrics for the coming year. Core take away messages: 1) Climate RISK in Agriculture is likely to be greater during the next 20 years (including Florida), 2) Management of Risk is of increasing importance [video].

Technology Tools Like CRISPR Are Pork Opportunities

Opportunities for Swine Genetic ImprovementOpportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., shares the opportunities available for genetic improvements in swine through technologies like CRISPR. Some observations: 1) The conversation of biologic and genetic tools like CRISPR are happening and the agriculture livestock world needs to be engaged in the conversation continuously, 2) Collaboration is critical [video].

Protect Your Roots

From the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders SummitFrom the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit The 2018 Stakeholders Summit - themed "Protect Your Roots" - inspired attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry, and challenged them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees left with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture [play list].

What Is Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0?

Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) 2.0 Dr. Aaron Lower, Carthage Vet Service, presents information on the next advances to Post Cervical Artificial Insemination (PCAI) [video].

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics FieldIndustry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field Dr. Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics, shares thoughts on the future of the swine industry and animal genetics. Dr. Rathje mentions that problems being faced are complex. Geneticists, and the suppliers they work for, need help to be successful and are limited by current technology and knowledge.

Dr. Rathje concludes with an outline of what students today need: Application of statistics and experimental design to non-breeding data sets, Know how to run a genetic analysis, know how to get data into and out of databases, and use tools like R to build tools to analyze data in those databases [video].

Aptimmune Manufacturing & Development Update

Manufacturing & Development UpdateManufacturing & Development Update Steve Berger, Development Director, Aptimmune, provides an update on the manufacturing and development of Barricade [video].

Population Management Using Genomics (ROH)

Population Management Using Genomics (ROH)Population Management Using Genomics (ROH) Dr. Jeremy Howard, University of Nebraska, presents research and approaches to better understand your herds through genomics. Genomic information can help identify regions that give rise to reduced performance and low genetic diversity [video].

The Midwest: Moving Toward North Carolina Winters and Arkansas Summers

Climate Change, Big Rains, And Impact On Lake ErieClimate Change, Big Rains, And Impact On Lake Erie Dr. Aaron Wilson, Ohio State University, shares that climate and weather are related but different. Dr. Wilson details the differences and their impact on growing crops. Dr. Wilson highlights data that shows how the growing zones are shifting and the impacts to agriculture. Dr. Wilson shares predictions that states like Ohio, through 2095, will move to having winters like North Carolina today and summers like Arkansas today [video].
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