SwineCast Industry

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

Helping Connect Pork With Consumers

Pork on the Menu!Pork on the Menu! A panel with chefs and food experts talks about how pork is thought of on menus and what chefs are doing to engage consumers around food with pork [video].

Maure Can Help You Make Money

Economics of Manure Handling & ApplicationEconomics of Manure Handling & Application Laura Pepple, Puck Enterprises, details what helps manure have a return on investment. She outlines the advancements of dragline manure application equipment and layflat hose, and the economics of various systems [video].

Finding Great People, Keeping Them Engegaed At Work

Where To Find And How To Retain Great EmployeesWhere To Find And How To Retain Great Employees Erin Wagoner, The Maschhoffs, talks about how finding good employees is about developing culture that encourages employees to thrive and share their experiences with those outside the company [video].

Nuisance Case And The Bottom Line?

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, bring producers at the Iowa Pork Congress up to date on recent rulings with respect to nuisance cases. Eldon covered the specifics of new rulings and details what producers should be thinking about when they want to expand. Eldon also reviews cases in other states and how they may impact future litigation [video].

30 Years of PRRS

30 Years of PRRS: A Platform for Progress-Pijoan LectureA Platform for Progress - Pijoan Lecture Dr. Michael Rahe delivers the presentation by Dr. Michael Murtaugh for the Pijoan Lecture at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. As a scientist Dr. Murtaugh approached understanding porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) using molecular biology and immunology, building on the idea of platforms for progress [video].

Trade in Pigs and Pork

Trade in Pigs and Pork: Challenges for an Exporting NationChallenges for an Exporting Nation Becca Martin, Cargill, shares how agricultural trade transforms products like pork, coffee, and peanut butter into opportunity to raise a high quality product for growing international markets. And it brings the opportunity for those products to be purchased in regions of the world where those products can't efficiently be produced [video].

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food

Crossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and FoodCrossing Borders: Contaminated Feed and Food Dr. Scott Dee shares insights at the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on how he found out more about animal diseases spreading through feed and getting into swine operations. He pulls together the background info into a story that highlights the clues and data that lead him to dig deeper into the possibility that feed is the vector [video].

What Is Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy?

A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing StrategyA Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy Steve Lerch, Google, shares insights on how consumers search for information as it relates to food, health, and life. Mr. Lerch focuses on how people think about the protein market and what information is misinterpreted by consumers about protein. Mr. Lerch closes with updates on what trust means to consumers [video].
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