SwineCast Industry

What You Should Know About Sow Mortalities

Sow Mortalities DiscussionSow Mortalities Discussion Dr. Henry Johnson and Dr. Brad Leuwerke, Swine Vet Center, shared the details on the serious impacts sow mortality can have on farms. They highlight causes of sow mortality and recommended steps to reduce it. One key activity is to always do necropsies to learn more about the disease symptoms and to better identify them before they become a problem [video].

What Is The Global Pork Export Outlook?

Pork Export OutlookPork Export Outlook Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, provides global insight on the imports and exports of pork. He highlights the major players and where China is getting their pork besides the USA. On the subject of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Dr. Hayes said pulling out of this agreement would be disastrous for US pork producers [video].

Swine Business Future In A Co-opetition World

Cooperation, Competition, and CoopetitionCooperation, Competition, and Coopetition Dr. Rebecca Liu, Management School, Lancaster University, shares thoughts on how competitors can advance together in a co-opetition model. Dr. Liu offers several case studies to help understand the idea that one plus one can be greater than two in a cooperatively competitive swine business world [video].

Pork Export Market Thoughts As 2017 Closes

Export MarketsExport Markets Dr. Steve Meyer, Pork Analysis, Express Markets, Inc., provides an update on pork export markets and summarizes the current issues in the financial markets. From the 2017 Midwest Pork Conference, December 5, 2017, in Danville, Indiana, USA, Dr. Meyer takes questions on NAFTA's future, emphasizing some of the short term impacts and possible consequences.

One interesting point about a possible NAFTA change is that Mexico would continue to buy pork from the US in the short term but would pay a lower price. Longer term, Mexico would line up new suppliers, one of which would be Canada [video].

Defining "The Greater Good" For The Pork Industry

Keynote Address: Challenges in Defining Keynote Address: Challenges in Defining "The Greater Good": An Integrated Pork Producer’s Perspective Dr. Gary Louis and Dr. Luc Dufresne, Seaboard Foods, share how their conversations with Dr. Bob Morrison helped them understand a better approach to understanding PEDv. One one the key takeaways is the idea of sharing industry lessons learned with others for a company, pork, and societal good [video].

Case Studies from the Middle Kingdom, Or What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know

Case Studies from the Middle KingdomCase Studies from the Middle Kingdom Dr. Keith Erlandson, Director of Veterinary Services, Swine Lines, for the CP Group China, shares his perspective on What Chinese Vets Think You Should Know.

Dr. Erlandson shares his personal views of how pork production in China is evolving. Key takeaways: In China, hiring good employees is hard, building efficient systems for the good of the farm is difficult, and the study of production veterinary practice is not as well developed as in the USA [video].

Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals

Emerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food AnimalsEmerging Issues in Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Use in Food Animals Dr. Peter Davies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, reviews emerging issues in antibiotic resistance linked to use in food animals. Dr. Davies highlights work Environmental Antibiotic Resistome. Key take aways: 1) Increasing scrutiny of antibiotic use in food animals will not go away; 2) More ‘issue management’ in response to descriptive findings of AMR genes/bacteria in food animals and retail products; 3) Mostly without direct links to public health impact; 4) Proactive approaches to ensure customers and critics of 'appropriate uses'; and 5) Get on board the ‘antibiotic stewardship’ train [video].

Boehringer Ingelheim Science In Practice Reception

Science In Practice ReceptionScience In Practice Reception Boehringer Ingelheim remembered Dr. Bob Morrison in their pre-Allen D. Leman Conference Science In Practice Reception. Additionally, Dr. Bob Thompson, PIC, received the the Science in Practice Award [video].

Dr. Morrison As A Great Academic, Leader, Teacher, And Host

Tribute to Dr. Bob MorrisonTribute to Dr. Bob Morrison Dr. Trevor Ames and Dr. Gordon Spronk share their thoughts about Dr. Morrison, as a great academic, leader, teacher, and host [video].

What Are Key Sow Housing Tools Available?

Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK AcademyWalking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK Academy Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, shares how sow housing has changed over the last 20 years. Dr. Safranski looks at some of the parameters that define sow housing today and the movements toward group sow housing. Dr. Safranski closes with the subject of sow housing feeding systems and how to troubleshoot them. [video].
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