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En Español: Estrategias de Alimentacion: Granja Reproductora - Feeding Strategies: Sow Farm

Estrategias de Alimentacion: Granja Reproductora - Feeding Strategies: Sow FarmEstrategias de Alimentacion: Granja Reproductora - Feeding Strategies: Sow Farm From the Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services customer meeting on August 16 is Jesus Garcia, Bethany Swine Management Services, providing feeding practices that helped sow production, in Spanish [video].

En Español: Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions

Decisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia DecisionsDecisiones de Eutansia Temprana - Timely Euthanasia Decisions The Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services customer meeting on August 16 offered several presentations in Spanish that cover production and staff topics. This one by Dr. Sergio Canavate, PIC, covers "Timely Euthanasia Decisions" [video].

New Pork Processing Capacity Coming To Michigan

Overview of the New Packing Plant in ColdwaterOverview of the New Packing Plant in Coldwater Dan Groff, Clemons Food Group, shares an update on the plans for the new fresh pork processing plant in Coldwater, Michigan. Mr. Groff highlights the activities for plant design, construction, and staffing to handle processing 10,000 + hogs daily [video].
This presentation was removed at the presenter's request January 2017

Pig Performance and Care: What Are The Keys?

Keys to Positively Impact Pig Performance and CareMaking Impact Mark Schwartz, Schwartz Farms, provides insights on pig performance and care. Mr. Schwartz spends his day on looking at data to help improve on the performance of a pork operation. Key message: Continuously focus on creating and maintaining a production system to produce robust, healthy pigs [video].

Global Pork/Protein Update

Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global MarketUnderstanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shares a set of economic stories that impact the meat industry. Mr. Stuart believes the global economy is wobbly: governments pumping more money into the market, highlights the US currency vs others, Brazil issues, and EU pork prices. Take away is that China is lapping up EU supplies, US production is up (but domestic demand is uncertain), and market "gravity" is up on a long-term basis [video].

Global and European Pig Meat Market

Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing ConditionsFocus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), shares global and European meat sector perspectives. Dr. Higuera points out that China, EU, then the US are the three biggest pork producers and consumers. On the flip side, the EU, USA, and Canada are the three biggest exporters of pork. Dr. Higuera dives into the EU market, consumer perceptions, and the how those perceptions have changed pork production in the EU. Dr. Higuera closes with a thought on how to get to 40 piglets per sow per year [video].

The State Of Agricultural Marketing Service Livestock, Poultry and Seed Programs

Mandatory Price Reporting ChangesMandatory Price Reporting Changes Dr. Craig Morris, Deputy Administrator, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Livestock, Poultry and Seed Program, provides an update on the Agricultural Marketing Service, how it has changed, and what services are being supported, like the Market News, webinars, and other information sources [video].

Soybeans and Meal For Feed: Pork Economics

Feed IngredientsFeed Ingredients Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. shares insights on feed ingredients and the various global markets affecting the globe. Mr. Scholer says "I think the market for soybeans and meal will adjust lower after we get past the weather concerns and have a better understanding of the planted acres for the US crop." [video].

Risks & Opportunities: Livestock & Poultry Outlook

Livestock & Poultry OutlookLivestock & Poultry Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Vice-President, Pork Analysis, EMI Analytics, provides a refresher on the livestock & poultry outlook, issues to monitor, and opportunities to think about. Dr. Meyer ends with some indicators on the risks being tracked, like Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and major export disruptions [video].

Weather, Weather, Weather!

Weather Outlook 2016 & BeyondWeather Outlook 2016 & Beyond Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, provides an update on how weather has impacted / helped farmers. Dr. Taylor provides background info on how weather history has changed and what it means for farmers today. Dr. Taylor emphasizes risk management is a key element on crop management and farmers need to get serious on using risk management techniques [video].
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