Economics

Global Threat From African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever – a real and present global threatAfrican Swine Fever – a real and present global threat Dr. Chris Oura (Professor of Veterinary Virology, School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) explains what we know about the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, what the associated clinical signs are, and the various paths of transmission. From the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [video].

SwineCast 1033, ATM - PRRS Summer Breaks

SwineCast 1033 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, we share a conversation on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) breaks in the summer. Dr. Montse Torremorell joins Dr. Gordon Spronk and Dr. Tom Wetzel with special guests Dr. Cesar Corzo and Dr. Juan Sanhueza.
  • The group talks about the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Program and what data they have been collecting and analyzing. One of the questions they are now able to address is if there are more new PRRS breaks this summer compared to other summers. One of the observations is that incidence of summer breaks is about 3% of farms, which is about 250,000 sows.
  • Take away: 1) The industry should be looking at breaks all year long (not just in the fall / winter months) and 2) operations should continue practice disease prevention and spreading with regular biosecurity processes.

2018 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy [link] and how prepare for secure pork [link]. Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

What Is Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy?

A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing StrategyA Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy Steve Lerch, Google, shares insights on how consumers search for information as it relates to food, health, and life. Mr. Lerch focuses on how people think about the protein market and what information is misinterpreted by consumers about protein. Mr. Lerch closes with updates on what trust means to consumers [video].

Effects and Costs of Swine Respiratory Diseases

Porcine Respiratory Disease ComplexUnderstanding Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex Dr. Christa Goodell, Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., and Dr. Reid Philips, PRRS Senior Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, provides insight on the impact and costs of porcine respiratory diseases like Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC), Porcine Reproductive And Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv), and Influenza A Virus in Swine (IAV-S). Drs. Goodell and Philips outline approaches to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention within swine operations [video].

SwineCast 1026, WPX - NPB Jarrod Sutton on pork promotional and market demand activities

SwineCast 1026 Show Notes:

Technology Tools Like CRISPR Are Pork Opportunities

Opportunities for Swine Genetic ImprovementOpportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., shares the opportunities available for genetic improvements in swine through technologies like CRISPR. Some observations: 1) The conversation of biologic and genetic tools like CRISPR are happening and the agriculture livestock world needs to be engaged in the conversation continuously, 2) Collaboration is critical [video].

How To Drive Key Cutout Sales

A 'Fresh' Perspective: Driving Key Cutout SalesA "Fresh" Perspective Kiersten Hafer, Clemens Food Group, shares how Clemens Food Group has grown and aims to focus on investments to drive key cutout sales. Ms. Hafer outlines the marketing and brand experience being used to make pork relevant again [video].
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