Economics

What Is Needed For Innovation In Pork?

Using Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork ChainUsing Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork Chain Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science And Technology Officer, Smithfield, provides context and background on how Smithfield develops innovation to provide value to their customers [video].

SwineCast 1078, Lessons From Indiana's Response To HPAI And How To Apply It To Swine

SwineCast 1078 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Carthage Swine Conference, Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana's Chief State Veterinarian, share an example of how Indiana responded to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and how the lesson's learned are being applied to future events like African Swine Fever.
  • See more from Dr. Marsh's presentation slides [PDF].

SwineCast 1074, ATM - Comparing PRRS Vaccination Programs At Weaning: 1 Dose or 2 Doses

SwineCast 1074 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison discusses new research looking at vaccinating pigs for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at weaning, comparing 1 dose vs 2 doses.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzel (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) are joined by Dr. Daniel Linhares (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University) and Dr. Cesar A. A. Moura (College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University) to look at new research comparing one dose vs two dose PRRS vaccination programs at weaning, the economic impacts, and benefits to swine health.
  • See presentation by Dr. Moura from the Boehringer Ingelheim 2019 AASV Pre-Symposium, March 8, Orlando, FL, USA [video].

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game

Explanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance GameExplanation And Discussion Of Key Learnings From The Compliance Game Dr. Scott Merrill and Luke Trinity, University of Vermont, share how serious games can help understand serious decision making.

Dr. Merrill and Mr. Trinity look into addressing this question: What affects willingness to invest in biosecurity and willingness to follow biosecurity protocols? Using a simulation approach with agent based modeling, they offer insight into how farm operations staff might behave in certain situations [video].

SwineCast 1070, African Swine Fever Impact on the Markets – Past, Present, and the Future

SwineCast 1070 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Joe Connor, President and founder of Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD, shares his thoughts on "African Swine Fever Impact on the Markets – Past, Present, and the Future" at the 2019 Carthage Swine Conference.
  • Dr. Connor reminds the audience that the economic impacts of African Swine Fever getting into the USA would not only impact US pork production but also US corn and soybean production.

Understanding Human Behavior In Biosecurity Decision Making

Explanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human BehaviorExplanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human Behavior University of Vermont's Dr. Gabriela Bucini, Dr. Eric Clark, and Mr. Ollin Langle describe a tool to help to visualize the dynamics of swine diseases and how they spread, and to better understand how human behavior affects the transmission of swine diseases [video].

Understanding Decisions To Invest In Biosecurity

U.S. Swine Survey InsightsU.S. Swine Survey Insights Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University, shares insights on biosecurity, how producers make decisions, and what animal health officials really want producers to decide. Dr. Tonsor points out that within the area of biosecurity there are different incentives to invest and share information [video].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

SwineCast 1060, Fact vs. Fiction - PCV3 Unraveled

SwineCast 1060 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • Dr. Eduardo Fano, Boehringer Ingelheim, updates us on PCV3, and highlights facts versus myths.
      1. PCV3 is widespread in the U.S. and co-infections with PCV2 and PRRSV are commonly found in PCV3 samples,
      2. Clinical association: PDNS, Multi-systemic, reproductive failure, PRDC and tremors, and
      3. Reproductive Failure has been the most consistent clinical association.

SwineCast 1057, Don't Fear the Future: A Discussion About the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

SwineCast 1057 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim AASV Pre-Symposium on March 8 in Orlando, FL:
    • In this special SwineCast, a special panel discusses the issues of critical importance today with the pork industry and thoughts on the future.
    • The panel includes Dr. Dave Bomgaars (President at RC Family Farms and Orange City Veterinary Clinic), Dr. Jim Lowe (Associate Professor and Director of the i-Learning Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois), and Bill Davis (Boehringer Ingelheim Director of Government Affairs). The panel is moderated by Dr. John Waddell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Senior Professional Services Veterinarian).
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