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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 1105, At The Meeting - COVID-19 Impact on Hog Prices

SwineCast 1105 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison learns from Dow McVean, a principal of McVean Trading & Investments, on how the complexities and vulnerabilities of North American hog prices have been laid bare by the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), discuss with McVean about the economic impacts the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic has had on hog prices.
  • "To have the majority of the hogs priced off the negotiated cash price of two percent off the hogs is unsustainable.", McVean says.
  • McVean is the latest guest on the eighth 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 1103, At The Meeting - A Veterinarian Coping With COVID-19

SwineCast 1103 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison shares a veterinarian's view on coping with COVID-19.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by Dr. Darin Madson, veterinarian with JBS Live Pork, to discuss how his team is putting all their options on the table as they confront the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the pork industry.
  • Madson is the latest guest on the sixth 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 1100, At The Meeting - COVID-19: A Leader Leading

SwineCast 1100 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison discusses leadership during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by guest Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board.
  • The group discusses leadership during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunity for society to recognize animal agriculture's importance.
  • "Right now, competence, leadership, and work are more valuable than ideology or politics," Even says.
  • This is the fourth in a series of 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..

SwineCast 1098, At The Meeting - COVID-19: What Dr. Brad Freking learned on pork processing in the last 2 weeks

SwineCast 1098 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about COVID-19 and the impacts to key markets and the limitations of pork processors to respond.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by Dr. Brad Freking, CEO and managing partner of New Fashion Pork and a co-owner of Triumph Foods.
  • Freking says that widespread availability of COVID-19 testing is key to helping employees feel comfortable with going back to work. "I've learned more about processing in the last 15 days than I have in the last five years," Freking says.
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1097, At The Meeting - COVID-19: Three Things Your Lender Wants You To Do Today

SwineCast 1097 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about COVID-19 and three things your lender wants you to do today.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant) are joined by Mark Greenwood, Chief Diversified Markets Officer at Compeer Financial.
  • Mark offers three take home messages for US pig producers to help navigate the impact of COVID-19 in their pig business: face reality, producers need to do their part, and communication with lenders is essential.
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

Panel - Producer Experience from the African Swine Fever Functional Exercise

Producer Experience from the African Swine Fever Functional ExerciseProducer Experience from the African Swine Fever Functional Exercise USDA held an African Swine Fever Functional Exercise with 14 pork producing states in late September 2019. Hear from producers that participated in the exercise on their experience, what they learned, and what they changed on their farms as a result [video].

Panel - Foreign Experience with African Swine Fever

Foreign Experience with African Swine FeverForeign Experience with African Swine Fever This panel discussion included presentations from individuals with experience with African Swine Fever in China, Cambodia/Vietnam, and Russia. They shared their experience diagnosing the disease, depopulating farms, cleaning and disinfecting then repopulating [video].

Margin Outlook and Strategies to Consider

Margin Outlook and Strategies to ConsiderMargin Outlook and Strategies to Consider Tim Hughes shared CIH strategies for managing margins [video].

What Is Needed For Innovation In Pork?

Using Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork ChainUsing Internal Research and Innovation to Enhance Value Across the Smithfield Pork Chain Dr. Terry Coffey, Chief Science And Technology Officer, Smithfield, provides context and background on how Smithfield develops innovation to provide value to their customers [video].
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