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Best of SwineCast 2008: Leman Conference, part 2

This is part 2 of a 3 part Best of SwineCast series from the 2008 Leman Conference.

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Best of SwineCast 2008: Leman Conference, part 1

This is part 1 of a 3 part Best of SwineCast series from the 2008 Leman Conference.

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Best of SwineCast: Leman Conference, part 1.

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2008 Leman Conference: Pork’s carbon footprint: Hot air, hot opportunity, or both?

Pork’s carbon footprint: Hot air, hot opportunity, or both? by Garth Boyd, Camco Global
Garth Boyd, Ph.D., PAS, is the senior vice president of agriculture for Camco North America, a global carbon credit aggregation and project development firm in Denver. In this position, he works with agribusiness and food companies on carbon strategy, carbon assessment, carbon life cycle analysis of products and carbon asset development. Previous positions in animal agriculture include: director of environmental technology for Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, Va., and director of land and nutrient management for Murphy Farms, in Murphy, Texas. He was recently appointed to the Chicago Climate Exchange Ag Methane Technical Advisory Committee and the inaugural EPA Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. Garth also served on the animal science faculty at Colorado State University for seven years.

SwineCast 0351 for October 28 2008

SwineCast 0351 Show Notes:

  • Update on DDGs research with UMN's Dr Gerry Shurson, presenter at the Leman conference
  • What is fractionation and why is it important to the ethanol industry and feed users?  A presentation from the International DDGs conference

Global Reset to Fundamentals and the Attack on Capitalism

As we watch the markets throughout the world plunge trying to find a trading range, we are witnessing the global market reset to economic fundamentals.  Before you think this is unambiguously bad (the reset) consider that this entire event spanning the last two to three years was set in motion by government policy actions and the flood of liquidity beginning after the September 11th attacks.  The market is simply correcting now what government policy actions have caused, a massive destruction of the mirage of paper wealth they created.

SwineCast 0349 for October 21 2008

SwineCast 0349 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0345 for October 6 2008

SwineCast 0345 Show Notes:

  • Special Economic Crisis Backgrounder from Purdue's School of Agriculture presented on October 6, 2008 

SwineCast 0342 for September 26 2008

SwineCast 0342 Show Notes:

  • Pig Crop Report report... inventory higher and waiting to see who blinks
  • SwineCast Blogger Mark Greenwood from the Leman.. a look at Wall Street and Main Street
  • Filtering for PRRS with Leman presenter Jeff Feder of the Swine Vet Center
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SwineCast 0340 for September 20 2008

SwineCast 0340 Show Notes:

  • At the Leman Conference... the question is... are your pigs approachable?
  • Garth Boyd of CAMCO, keynote speaker, shares take home from his address
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