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2013 Iowa Pork Congress

2013 Iowa Pork Congress2013 Iowa Pork Congress January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided an in depth look into the regulatory landscape encompassing FDA oversight of animal antibiotics (Dr. Jim McKean), plus offered updates on policies at the federal level (Dallas Hockman). Additionally, there was a special panel on Sow Housing Options that shares an overview of where the industry is today, in both research and production arenas.

Dr. Mike Brumm - Swine Production Benchmarks


Swine Production Benchmarks - Dr. Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, North Mankato, Minn., from the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16-17, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2013 Minnesota Pork Congress

2013 Minnesota Pork Congress2013 Minnesota Pork Congress Attendees at the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress were seeking information on health and efficiency as never before. Feed prices pushed higher following last year’s drought and ongoing PRRS challenges prompted many speaker questions during the seminar sessions.

SwineCast Update for August 10, 2012, Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and Is RFS Wavier Legal or Needed?

SwineCast is back from China and on to North Carolina. The annual Boehringer Ingelheim Carolina Swine Health Conference offers excellent producer discussion and interaction in a family friendly environment. Please keep an eye out for the next set of presentation videos at Conference Connection to see what went on.

Three top-notch conversations/presentations are now available via SwineCast.com: 1) Dr. Bob Morrison's At The Meeting reviews current knowledge on Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae [audio]; 2) We visit the groundbreaking ceremonies for Legacy Farms at the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure [audio]; and 3) A timely update on feed efficiency in swine from the International Feed Efficiency in Swine conference [audio].

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.
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