Financial

Dr. Tom Stein - Benchmark Analysis of Nursery, Finishing, and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts


Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North America - Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., from the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

What is Your Big Data and Pork Plan?

Benchmark Analysis of Production and Financial Measures Across Nursery, Finishing and Wean-to-Finish Closeouts in North AmericaThis Pig Has Data Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., shares how swine farms and systems are benchmarked for nursery, finishing and wean to finish close out information.

In helping present the information on about 14 million pigs, Dr. Stein suggests that operations accept variation and manage for it. Also, he suggests that the frontier of managing operations is dealing with space, flow and weight and recommends operations teams think prediction factors vs risk factors.


Valuing Swine Diseases in Production

Swine Disease Diagnostics and Economics ConsiderationsEconomics Considerations of Swine Diseases Dr. James Kober looks at sick pigs testing and surveillance testing from an economic point of view. Dr. Kober starts by asking "How much is the right amount to spend on diagnostics and / or surveillance?". He then looks at the factors that are used to help answer the economic questions. Key take away: size of operation will influence the approach. Additionally, focus of operation's goal will impact approach.

Sick Pigs Have a Cost

Mycoplasma Infection Costs In A Naïve Swine PopulationIllness Costs In Naïve Swine Population Dr. Tom Gillespie uses mycoplasma infection in an economic presentation to help managers, staff, and veterinarians understand the costs diagnostic and treatment options of sick pigs. Costs will vary depending on pathogens associated with the outbreak and variables included. Dr. Gillespie asks "How can you start to apply costs in your monitoring approaches?"

Dr. James Kober - Swine Disease Diagnostics and Economics Considerations


Swine Disease Diagnostics and Economics Considerations - Dr. James Kober, Swine Veterinary Services of MI, LLC/Partner-4 Star Veterinary Services, LLC, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. John Kolb - Valuing an Increase in Swine Litter Size


Valuing an Increase in Swine Litter Size - Dr. John Kolb, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Tom Gillespie - Mycoplasma Infection Costs In A Naïve Swine Population


Mycoplasma Infection Costs In A Naïve Swine Population - Dr. Tom Gillespie, Rensselaer Swine Services, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Getting Comprehensive

Comprehensive Food Safety SystemWhat Are Food Safety Systems? Dr. John Ruby shares why a comprehensive food safety system is important. He highlights actions being taken by JBS as a global meat processing company and details actions the meat community needs to tackle with respect to consistently producing safe food. He says "Although we all agree there is a need for Food Safety, each segment of the industry is a slightly different 'shade' when it comes to responsibility."

Dr. Steve Meyer - Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook


Show Me the Money: Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, President of Paragon Economics, from the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23-24, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Be a Hawk, Follow the Money

Financial and Management Planning for Young ProducersWhat Are You Buying? Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management, Virginia Tech, offers a set of key ratios for financial management and planning. Actions that he recommends on a regular basis: Check on your credit score and your spouse's credit score. Dr. Kohl also reviews some of the quick reads and metrics to know as you do your business planning.
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