Economics

SwineCast 1088, At The Meeting - Batch Farrowing In Large Farms

SwineCast 1088 Show Notes:
  • This 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison conversation covers an old topic that is making a comeback: Batch Farrowing.
  • 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. Daryl Olsen (Managing Partner with AMVC). The 'At The Meeting' group looks at how batch farrowing has come back as a production approach for pig dense locations.
  • Dr. Daryl Olsen also presented more information on batch farrowing at the 2019 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. See his presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0XEWflbxcs

2019 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium

2019 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium2019 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium: Communicating The Science Of Responsible Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture, October 15-17, 2019, Ames, IA, USA. This series highlighted research and working group results that are aimed at helping reduce the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture.

SwineCast 1084, Keeping Your Animal Agriculture Operation Biosecure

SwineCast 1084 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Midwest Pork Conference in Indiana, Dr. Scott Dee, Pipestone Veterinary Services, offers approaches to help keep your operation biosecure.

SwineCast 1082, The Squeal With An African Swine Fever Roundtable

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Pork Considerations To Incoporate Ideas From National Poultry Improvement Plan

Can Pork Reuse Ideas From Poultry?Can Pork Reuse Ideas From Poultry? Dr. Rodger Main, Iowa State University, looks at the the US poultry and egg industries National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) as a model of safeguarding and improving animal health for the US pork industry [video].

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].
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