SwineCast

SwineCast 1020, WPX - USDA Greg Ibach Updates World Pork Expo On USDA Mission and Focus

SwineCast 1020 Show Notes:
  • USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, addresses a lunch time audience at the 2018 World Pork Expo.
  • Key points from Greg: trade conversations, the focus of the USDA to look after US agriculture, and the importance of being vigilant on biosecurity.

SwineCast 1019, WPX - NPPC Addresses Trade, Production, and Producer Stress Level Questions

SwineCast 1019 Show Notes:
  • During during the 2018 World Pork Expo, the National Pork Producers Council board members and staff address questions from the media about trade, NAFTA, production increases, and producer stress due to the current policy environment.

SwineCast 1018, WPX - NPPC Update From Jim Heimerl on NPPC actions for remainder of 2018

SwineCast 1018 Show Notes:
  • Jim Heimerl, National Pork Producers Council Board president, provides opening remarks on the start of the World Pork Expo and what the NPPC will be working on through the reminder of the year: trade & tariffs, swine slaughter inspection rule, FMD vaccine bank, and trucker hours of service rule.

SwineCast 1017, The Squeal - Driving Improvement In Meat Quality

SwineCast 1017 Show Notes:
  • A new audio feature brought to you by PIC, The Squeal offers roundtable discussion on key components of swine genetics and production. In this episode on meat quality, Collette Kaster of Kaster Solutions and PIC Meat Scientists Dr. Neal Matthews and Brandon Fields offer viewpoints on management and technology.

SwineCast 1016, Postmodern Animal Ag Begins Now

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SwineCast 1015, Being Prepared For Foreign Animal Diseases With Planning and Training

SwineCast 1015 Show Notes:
  • During the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture annual meeting in Denver, Dr. Patrick Webb of the National Pork Board, outlined what a pork producer can do to be prepared in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak. Key things to do:

SwineCast 1014, Pork Forum - Competitive Markets and Farm Bill Committee Reports

SwineCast 1014 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Pork Industry Forum, newly elected president Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio, offered committee reports on the Competitive Marketing and the Farm Bill Taskforce.

SwineCast 1013, Pork Forum - NPPC LEADR Committee Report

SwineCast 1013 Show Notes:
  • From the 2018 Pork Industry Forum, MN producer Lori Stevermer offers the Legislative Education Action Development Resource Committee (LEADR) Report. LEADR is the leadership development program of the National Pork Producers Council.

SwineCast 1012, Pork Forum - NPPC Environmental Committee Reports Good Movement

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SwineCast 1011, Pork Forum - NPB's Domestic Marketing VP Sutton Discusses Efforts To Increase Share

SwineCast 1011 Show Notes:
  • A good conversation at the National Pork Forum with Jarrod Sutton, National Pork Board's Vice President of Domestic Marketing, on the effort to drive pork consumption through retail and restaurant channels.
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