Financial Crisis

SwineCast 1114, At The Meeting - COVID-19 Creating Long-lasting Effects On Swine Industry

SwineCast 1114 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison hears from Mark Greenwood, Chief Diversified Markets Officer with Compeer Financial, on the impact Coronavirus / COVID-19 is having on the business of pork.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), learn from Greenwood that the Coronavirus / COVID-19-driven unpredictability and volatility in pig markets has left the industry confused and perhaps paralyzed. Greenwood predicts another wave of industry consolidations.
  • Mr. Greenwood is the latest guest on the 15th episode in a series of Leaders Leading recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 0689, Pay Attention To Balance Sheets, Not Market Noise

Download mp3SwineCast 0689 Show Notes:
  • Strong balance sheet and a good business plan opens lender doors, according to Paul DeBriyn, President and CEO of AgStar Financial.

How does MF Global impact the Swine Industry?

AgStar's Steve Malakowsky discusses MF Global and their current bankruptcy.

SwineCast 0401, NIAA - MidAm FCS' Bill Medley Looks At Ag Lending

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SwineCast 0344 for October 3 2008

SwineCast 0344 Show Notes:

  • How are Wall Street's problems and your incentive system related?  Dr Dennis DiPietre looks at his recent blog post on the Headliners tab above
  • Higher unemployment numbers may expand your hiring pool but onboarding will have a larger impact on your retention.  And that's what hiring is all about

SwineCast 0343 for September 30 2008

SwineCast 0343 Show Notes:

  • Dealing with current financial unrest on mainstreet.  How local businesses are affected
  • Feed Energy's Bob Riley looks at supplies, feed values, ethanol imports and quality of DDGs in todays market 

Financial Meltdown and Your Farm...More in Common Than You Think

As you watch the U.S. financial system come close to a meltdown, the key phrase which will go down in history as the root of this problem is: "Socializing Costs and Privatizing Profits".  At the root of this problem is the vexing issue of incentives.  As I watch commentator and legislator impugn the "free-market" as the cause of this current crisis, I get a sinking feeling that the "fix" which eventually comes out of this will miss the root cause by a wide mark and not lead us to a stable, growth-oriented future.

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