Pork Industry Economics Update Dr. Steve Meyer outlines the current market conditions and highlights trends occurring across the major meat businesses. In working through the details, Dr. Meyer offers some action items swine producers might consider and under what conditions. The closing Q&A helps clarify some of the thoughts going into 2017 under a new administration [video].
2016 North American PRRS Symposium This PRRS symposium held in Chicago (December 3‐4, 2016) offers academia and industry information on research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses.
Building on the best practices of Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Control In this panel discussion from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, researchers and veterinarians address audience questions about the best practices of porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) control. Panel members include Dr. PH Rathkjen, Boehringer Ingelheim; Dr. Roger Main, Iowa State University; Dr. Mike Roof, Boehringer Ingelheim; and Dr. Daniel Linhares, Iowa State University, Swine Health and Productivity [video].
Common Swine Industry Audit Emily Erickson, New Fashion Pork, and Brian Zimmerman, Zimmerman Hog Farms, provide a large and small operation point of view on having one or more Common Swine Industry Audits at their farms. Ms. Erickson shared her experiences of multiple audits and how each one has helped improve their operations and refine their approaches. Mr. Zimmerman said you can never be 100% and that each audit is an opportunity to learn and improve. Via the Q & A time Ms. Erickson and Mr. Zimmerman help explain their approaches and dealing with audits [video].
The National Pork Producers Council has been following Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule revisions for several years. NPPC CEO Neil Dierks shares with Dave Russell thoughts on the future of GIPSA as the current administration leaves office with three rules under consideration, how they are proceeding, and what potentials there are for much market mischief.
Q&A Group Two - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel, with Dr. Barry Eisenstein, Distinguished Physician, Antimicrobials, Merck & Co., Inc.; Dr. Nate Smith, Director and State Health Officer, Arkansas Department of Health; Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook, Inc.; and Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.
Q&A Group One - Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Panel, with Dr. Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois; Dr. Kurt Stevenson, Medical Director, The Ohio State University; and Dr. Tim LaPara, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.