2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), economics & global trade, plus management and production tools for operation staff to use.
How Pork Producers Stay Sustainable Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats, shares ideas on what it means to help consumers understand pork, raising pigs, and maintaining business viability over time. Mr. Burr offers that information on what sustainability means for pork producers and how to help people learn more.
Data Helps Inform on Productivity Dr. Ken Stalder, Iowa State University, provides updates to this year's summary on pork production productivity. Utilizing anonymous data from 2008 to 2013, Dr. Stalder shares benchmark data points to help producers better understand the pork business and seek to improve their own operations.
Weather Today & Tomorrow Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, explains how the term "polar vortex" has entered the popular lexicon. Dr. Taylor helps explain the term, what they are, and how they impact agriculture.