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How Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease

Preparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USAPreparing and staying ahead of foreign animal diseases in the USA From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Jamee Eggers, Producer Education Director of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, shares how Iowa is preparing for a foreign animal disease [video].

10 Ways: How To Reduce Wean-To-Finish Mortality

10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality and how to implement them From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Ryan Strobel and Dr. Chris Sievers of Swine Vet Center present details on their 10 ways to reduce wean-to-finish mortality: benchmarking, start on the right foot, flow plan, vaccination program, barn layout, feeding strategy, training, individual pig care, biosecurity, ventilation [video].

Perspecitives on African Swine Fever Virus in China

Battling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewardsBattling ASFV in China: The challenges, risks, and rewards From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Dr. Joseph Yaros, Pipestone Veterinary Services, provides details and perspective dealing with the African Swine Fever virus. Key takeaways: ASF will be in China for a long time, sow inventories will return to normal levels at some point in the next 24 months, and production companies in China are building farms & repopulating as fast as possible to take advantage of good markets [video].

What Are The Global Influences Affecting The Outlook For U.S. Pork?

Global influences affecting the outlook for U.S. porkGlobal influences affecting the outlook for U.S. pork From the 2020 Iowa Swine Day, Christine McCracken, Rabobank, brings perspective on the global changes to the business of pork (re: COVID-19). She closes by offering some thoughts on post-COVID-19 markets. Key take away: Maintain your balance sheet and liquidity, consumer engagement is an opportunity, and build up your partnerships to support trade [video].

Can We Find A Faster Alternative For Creating Recombinant ASFV In Field Strains?

Deletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-GeorgiaDeletion of a novel gene in African swine fever virus produces complete attenuation and protection against current outbreak strain ASFV-Georgia Dr. Douglas Gladue, Plum Island, USDA, shares African Swine Fever virus background and research progress toward disease preventions through possible vaccines [video].

Improving The Management Of Pigs

Farmera: A New Generation Of Farm ManagementFarmera: A New Generation Of Farm Management From the 2020 American Association of Swine Veterinarians in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Jens Kjaer with Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. shares some thoughts on Farmera as a technology platform to help improve the management of pigs [video].
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