2016 Missouri Pork Expo

2016 Missouri Pork Expo2016 Missouri Pork Expo February 9-10, 2016, Columbia, Missouri, USA, highlighted focus on reaching out to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors. Session included helping young exhibitors learn about reducing the risks of animal health issues, proper use of medication, and developing awareness on animal welfare programs..

Water and Science, What Data Shows

21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal AgricultureCalifornia Is Loosing Freshwater Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shares data and analysis of the issues of water, with a focus on the current water problems in California. Key message: groundwater storage over the last 40 years has been seriously declining, with future projections looking bad for those needing water. Dr. Famiglietti's message to workers in agriculture "Take ownership [of water conversations], clearly articulate the issues, and become industry leaders and stewards".

2015 Iowa Pork Congress

2015 Iowa Pork Congress2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.

2014 World Pork Expo

2014 World Pork Expo2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA, provided updates on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), economics & global trade, plus management and production tools for operation staff to use.

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle

2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. The precautionary principle---sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years. Is it Better Safe Than Sorry or a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation? How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050?

2013 World Pork Expo

2013 World Pork Expo Presentations2013 World Pork Expo Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) was just a major conversation, with two Pork Academy sessions, a press briefing, and a panel discussion. Another well attended session was Dr. Elwynn Taylor's "What The Weather Holds". Additional sessions were held June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

National Pork Board Research

Pork Checkoff Research National Pork Board Research One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm. For additional information, please visit or call 800-456-7675.

2013 Missouri Pork Expo

Missouri Pork Expo2013 Missouri Pork Expo, February 13 - 14, 2013, Columbia, MO, USA, had a good turnout. Producers were especially interested in managing risks and mitigating the unexpected on-farm disaster. Do you know who to call when: 1) manure ends up in a ditch [video], 2) you lose power for six hours and the deads outnumber the lives [video], 3) neighbors are in a litigating mood [video]. And more importantly, do your people in the barns know?

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