Economics

2020 Missouri Pork Expo

2020 Missouri Pork Expo2020 Missouri Pork Expo, February 11 - 12, 2020, Columbia, MO, USA. Presentations helped attendees learn about first hand experience in China on African Swine Fever, employee interviewing approaches, & pork economics today. Additional videos show Bill Even (National Pork Board), Mike Kehoe (Lt. Governor of Missouri), & Chris Chinn (Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture) addressing the Missouri Pork Industry Banquet & announcing Brinker Farms as the Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Winner.

2020 Minnesota Pork Congress

2020 Minnesota Pork Congress2020 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, 2020, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Presentations helped attendees learn about employee development, African Swine Fever, and the state of Minnesota Agriculture.

2020 Iowa Pork Congress

2020 Iowa Pork Congress2020 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22 - 23, 2020, Des Moines, IA USA. Panel presentations helped attendees learn about environmental stewardship, African Swine Fever in other countries, and farm operation risk management.

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 Wetzell (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

SwineCast 1082 Show Notes:

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].
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