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SwineCast 0723, Renewable Fuels Association Says Request For RFS Waiver Not Legal Or Needed

SwineCast 0723 Show Notes:
  • Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO, Bob Dinneen, responds to requests for a waiver of the renewable fuels standard mandate by a consortium of livestock organizations.  The groups say the grain is too important as feed in this drought-tightened supply scenario.
  • Link to NPPC's release on the RFS waiver request.

2012 World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo 2012 World Pork Expo Sow housing options was just one of the important topics on the 2012 World Pork Expo agenda, held June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Attendees learned why it is important to include producers in future discussions of sow housing [audio]. Plus animal health discussions along with a "We Care" program helped producers better understand the industry [video].

Dr. Chris Hurt - Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World - PIP


Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World - Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue University, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Mile High Swine Health Seminar, March 6, 2012, Denver CO, USA.

Dr. Chris Hurt - Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World


Global Feed Economics in a Biofuel World - Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue University, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Mile High Swine Health Seminar, March 6, 2012, Denver CO, USA.

2012 Minnesota Pork Congress Presentations


Presentations from the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18-19, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0687, Lowering Overnight Nursery Temperatures Yields Significant Energy Savings

Download mp3SwineCast 0687 Show Notes:
  • At the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Lee Johnston, professor of Swine Nutrition and Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center of the University of MN presented research on dropping nighttime temperatures in the nursery and lowering fuel costs some 20%.  However, how you lower the thermostat and the health of the pigs are significant considerations.  Dr. Johnston's full presentation and others will be online soon at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection.

SwineCast 0658, Seeking Alternatives For Big Heat And Ventilation Bills

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Dr. Chris Hurt - Hog Economics in the Biofuels Era


Hog Economics in the Biofuels Era - Dr. Chris Hurt, Purdue University, from the 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina Swine Health Seminar, August 12-14, 2011, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Reducing Livestock Emissions


The Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA), held October 3 to 8, 2010 in Banff, Alberta, Canada, produced some usable information to help operations tackle livestock emissions. From NationalHogFarmer.com, here are Ten Steps Toward Tackling Livestock Emissions:

Congress: Should Ethanol Subsidies Be Extended?

The heat is on again in the U.S. Congress to take action before the end of the year. Next on the list is whether or not to extend the ethanol subsidies.

First up to bat in the debate are Senators Dianne Feinstein and Jon Kyl calling for end end to the ethanol subsidies.

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