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SwineCast 1018, WPX - NPPC Update From Jim Heimerl on NPPC actions for remainder of 2018

SwineCast 1018 Show Notes:
  • Jim Heimerl, National Pork Producers Council Board president, provides opening remarks on the start of the World Pork Expo and what the NPPC will be working on through the reminder of the year: trade & tariffs, swine slaughter inspection rule, FMD vaccine bank, and trucker hours of service rule.

Protect Your Roots

From the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders SummitFrom the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit The 2018 Stakeholders Summit - themed "Protect Your Roots" - inspired attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry, and challenged them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future. Even if communication is not part of their job description, Summit attendees left with new perspectives on key issues and ready to engage with influencers to secure the future of animal agriculture [play list].

Dr. Randall Singer - "No Antibiotics Ever" Animal Production: Potential Impacts on Animal Welfare


"No Antibiotics Ever" Animal Production: Potential Impacts on Animal Welfare - Dr. Randall Singer, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Ted McKinney - Agriculture’s Roots in Washington


Agriculture’s Roots in Washington - Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, USDA, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Dr. Jayson Lusk - The Future of Consumer Choice


The Future of Consumer Choice - Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor and Department head, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

Mark Gale - Consumer Perspectives on Food Labels: Additives, Allergies and Alternative Proteins


Consumer Perspectives on Food Labels: Additives, Allergies and Alternative Proteins - Mark Gale, CEO and Partner, Charleston|Orwig, from the 2018 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Protect Your Roots, May 3 - 4, 2018, Arlington, VA, USA.

SwineCast 1016, Postmodern Animal Ag Begins Now

SwineCast 1016 Show Notes:

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics FieldIndustry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field Dr. Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics, shares thoughts on the future of the swine industry and animal genetics. Dr. Rathje mentions that problems being faced are complex. Geneticists, and the suppliers they work for, need help to be successful and are limited by current technology and knowledge.

Dr. Rathje concludes with an outline of what students today need: Application of statistics and experimental design to non-breeding data sets, Know how to run a genetic analysis, know how to get data into and out of databases, and use tools like R to build tools to analyze data in those databases [video].

Population Management Using Genomics (ROH)

Population Management Using Genomics (ROH)Population Management Using Genomics (ROH) Dr. Jeremy Howard, University of Nebraska, presents research and approaches to better understand your herds through genomics. Genomic information can help identify regions that give rise to reduced performance and low genetic diversity [video].

The Midwest: Moving Toward North Carolina Winters and Arkansas Summers

Climate Change, Big Rains, And Impact On Lake ErieClimate Change, Big Rains, And Impact On Lake Erie Dr. Aaron Wilson, Ohio State University, shares that climate and weather are related but different. Dr. Wilson details the differences and their impact on growing crops. Dr. Wilson highlights data that shows how the growing zones are shifting and the impacts to agriculture. Dr. Wilson shares predictions that states like Ohio, through 2095, will move to having winters like North Carolina today and summers like Arkansas today [video].
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