SwineCast Industry

What Are The OvuGel Economics?

Wean-Finish Economics of OvuGelWean-Finish Economics of OvuGel Dr. Dennis DiPietre, KnowledgeVentures, LLC, walks through the value of OvuGel and highlights several economic factors for its use [video].

Get Your Toolbox for Beginning Farmers

Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers There are many opportunities for a young person to establish themselves in the pork industry. From niche and contract production to transitioning current enterprises to the next generation, Colin Johnson, Iowa State University swine extension specialist, and Dr. William Edwards, Iowa State University, explore the resources and tools available to make this a reality. [video].

Pork Consumer Connections And Producer Perspectives

The Consumer Connection: A Producer PerspectiveThe Consumer Connection: A Producer Perspective Cristen Clark (Iowa Pork Producer & Food Blogger), Jarrod Bakker (Iowa Pork Producer), and Gary Sovereign (Iowa Pork Producer) share their thoughts on how they are working to help find and sustain the consumer to farm connection - "We need to continue telling our story and finding shared values with the consuming public to build trust." Cristen discusses how she shares her farm to table story, Jarrod talked about his experience being nominated for America’s Pig farmer of the Year, and Gary shares info on a project he spearheaded in his community that gives youth the opportunity to be involved in the industry and highlights their efforts to the public. [video].

Regulations & Nuisance Case Updates

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee discusses practical aspects of compliance with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulations as well as other environmental compliance and protection. Eldon also discusses current Iowa environmental regulations, specifically the DNR livestock rule changes that went into effect on December 14, 2016, and provides an update of current nuisance cases across Iowa. [video].

What Have You Done To Align With Veterinary Feed Directives?

Veterinary Feed Directives Are Here: What Have You Done?Veterinary Feed Directives Are Here: What Have You Done? In an effort to bring antimicrobials used in food-producing animals under increased veterinarian supervision, the FDA has issued guidance #209, #213, and a final rule on the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Chris Rademacher from Iowa State University provides an overview of the on-farm changes that will have been in effect since January 1. Jeff Verzal, a livestock compliance investigator for IDALS, also provides an auditor's perspective on how the rules will be interpreted on your farm. And Dr. Paul Thomas discusses the systems approach AMVC has taken to comply with these changes. [video].

What Is The Economic Outlook For Pork?

Prices and Profitability: Economic OutlookPrices and Profitability: Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer shares and evaluation of the many factors that may impact producer profitability in the coming year, including grain and livestock prices, exports, domestic demand, additional slaughter capacity, health challenges and more. [video].

Are There Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs?

Evaluation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery PigsEvaluation of Antibiotic Alternatives for Nursery Pigs In the coming years, there will almost certainly be an increase in the use of feed-grade antibiotic alternatives in swine production due to restrictions on feed-grade antibiotics for pig performance. Thus, there is a need to understand effective ways to evaluate dietary antibiotic alternatives in swine production. This presentation provides an overview and evaluation of published data to known antibiotic alternatives that may influence nursery pig growth performance. The antibiotic alternatives evaluated and discussed will include prebiotics, probiotics, resistant starch/fiber, botanicals, organic acids, lysozymes, oligosaccharides, yeast, and zinc and copper. [video].

The Five Trends That Will Make Ag Even Better

Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! Dr. Lowell Catlett retired as a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. Dr. Catlett shares a futurist's view of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work. [video].

Approaches To Reducing Farm Energy Costs

Electric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine FarmsElectric and Thermal Energy Strategies for Minnesota Swine Farms Michael Reese, University of Minnesota, details usable research info that will help swine farms evaluate what electric and thermal energy strategies are viable. Several key take home messages: 1) Energy efficiency upgrades can have a short-term return-on-investment, 2) Reputable contractors are available to remove complexities, and 3) There still exist state, federal, and utility grants and incentives [video].

Have Virus, Will Travel?

Modeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the USModeling the Survival of Foreign Animal Diseases in Feed Ingredients From China to the US Dr. Scott Dee at Pipestone Veterinary Services is tracking feed components as possible disease vectors. He shares some thoughts on this with, highlighting several of the experiments run to prove viruses can survive container shipping from over seas. Dr. Dee suggests that all the touch points along the feed ecosystem pathway need attention so producers and feed mill operators can evaluate and respond to the risks [video].
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