SwineCast Industry

Barbeques, A Great Community Builder

Let’s Talk BBQLet’s Talk BBQ Steve Demaray, Lynch Livestock, shares why barbecues are community builders and great for events. Mr. Demaray outlines some of his cooker secrets, helps the audience better understand saucing, and shares best approaches to serving your barbecue [video].

Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout

Agriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace DropoutAgriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense, is a former leader of Greenpeace who shares his thoughts on how environmental and climate science today, as it is shared, is clouded by believes that are not sustainable by actual science. Dr. Moore dives into the specifics of current policy and views of governments and organizations related to food, agriculture, and the environment. [video].

Updates on Iowa Environmental Regulations and Farm Impacts

Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, covers what is happening with ag nuisance cases, manure handling, and livestock truck wash regulation. As always, Mr. McAfee details the issues and offers an analysis on what farm operators can expect on future regulation activities [video].

Economics and The Future For Livestock and Poultry

Livestock & Poultry Economic OutlookLivestock & Poultry Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, EMI Express Markets, provides key factors in livestock economics for the year. Dr. Meyer provides a depth of analysis that will help management teams to think about how to position themselves well. Low costs, good crops, and animal diseases (PEDv) has been moderated. Some risk factors: Highly Pathogenic Asian Influenza (HPAI), slower demand, macro economics positive but not robust. [video].

Being Diligent On Senecavirus A

Update on Senecavirus AUpdate on Senecavirus A Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, provides an update on Senecavirus A, what it is, what it is not, and emphasizes that Senecavirus A is very similar to Foot and Mouth Disease. Two big take aways: 1) don't be complacent on observing and reporting, 2) train your teams about biosecurity behaviors to avoid. [video].

Can Clean Water Rules Work For All?

Water Regulations Update: Waters of the United States and Buffer StripsWater Regulations Update: Waters of the United States and Buffer Strips Warren Formo, Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center, and Joe Smentek, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, share an overview on the Waters Of The US (WOTUS) Clean Water Rule from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Formo and Mr. Smentek then offer recommendations for farmers and land owners to help them understand the WOTUS rule, how to get involved in the rule interpretation process, and what legislative, regulatory, and policy actions are expected in the future [video].

Keeping An Eye On Trade, Updates And Future

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update Maria Zieba, Manager of International Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), shares background on the activities where the NPPC actively participated to represent US pork interests. Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), West Coast Ports Slowdown, and foreign pork bans are just a few of these NPPC is working on. Ms. Zieba closes with 2016 and 2017 issues that are on the radar and what pork producers need to know for their planning [video].

Update: Swine Health Monitoring, Analysis, And Plans

Preparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center UpdatePreparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center Update Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), shares an update on the first year of SHIC in operation. Dr. Sundberg outlines the Swine Health Monitoring and Analysis Group and the Swine Disease Matrix Project. Key messages include that trusted data sharing is a must for all producers to benefit, developing risk analysis models will help farm risk planning, and that close coordination between all parties is a must. Dr. Sundberg closes with the specific example of Seneca Valley Virus and how SHIC played a key part [video].

Antibiotics: Ready for January 1, 2017? Mill, Veterinarian, And You

The future of Antibiotic Use: Are you, your feed mill and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017? How did we get here? What does it mean?The future of Antibiotic Use: Are you, your feed mill and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017? How did we get here? What does it mean? Dr. Paul Ruen, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, asks the question "Are you, your feed mill, and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017?" Dr. Ruen opens with the media view on the changes that will impact farm animal producers and antibiotic resistance. Dr. Ruen then dives into the message that change is coming and all producers need to plan for that change. He provides specifics on the changes coming and what parts farms, veterinarians, nutritionists, and feed mills must participate in [video].

Solving Problems Around Current PRRS/PEDv Epidemic Thresholds

PRRS & PEDV Control Proposal: Open ForumPRRS & PEDV Control Proposal: Open Forum Dr. David Wright, Wright Veterinary Services, and Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, share thoughts on a proposal to improve the value of Minnesota PRRS & PED control. Drs. Wright and Hartmann walk though the progress of current MN PRRS elimination projects and outline what is next to resolve problems around current epidemic thresholds of new PRRS incident cases [video].
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