global food production

SwineCast 1196, At The Meeting - Producing Pigs In A War Zone

SwineCast 1196 Show Notes:
  • The At The Meeting team learns about how pork production for some producers in Ukraine is rebounding, while, for others, their livelihood remains disrupted. Listen in as the ATM team talks with Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Ms. Yurchenko is hopeful that production can get back to normal but there are many challenges.
  • On 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

Dr. Nate Hagens - Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective


Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective - Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

Science-Based Metrics for Sustainable Outcomes in AgricultureReady For 3 Billion? Marty Matlock, PhD, Executive Director, The Office for Sustainability and Sustainability Academic Programs, University of Arkansas, says he is preaching to the choir, he also states that the choir needs practice because the choir is out of tune and must have a cohesive language to talk about sustainable agriculture. With 3 billion people coming to dinner in the next 40 years, there has to be a conversation about how the people on Earth will continue.

SwineCast 0804, Monsanto Hopes To Move Acceptance Needle Through Consumer Engagement

SwineCast 0804 Show Notes:
  • Truffle Media's John Blue connects with Monsanto's VP of Corporate Engagement, Jesus Madrazo at the recent Agribusiness Council of Indiana Conference and Expo in Indianapolis.  The discussion centered on helping consumers understand the value of agricultural technologies.

Dr. Tim Snider - PEDV-Warning Shot for National Biosecurity and Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response


PEDV-Warning Shot for National Biosecurity and Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response - Dr. Tim Snider, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

More Variables, Less Predictability

     Quite a bit is happening in the world today that challenges our ability to rationally plan for the future.  In a word or two, there are more variables to monitor and less predictability of key metrics needed to plan for and carry out investment in the pork industry world wide.

Water, Water, Everywhere and Lots of Food to Eat

     According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), by 2030 we will have a global population of more than 8 billion and world food production will have to increase by 60 percent to properly nourish all of us.  Amid the usual din of gloom and doom about the future, the FAO has been making some rather remarkably positive outlook statements about how we are going to accomplish this.  Water is the key (http://www.fao.org/news/2000/000306-e.htm).  Recently, in Mexico, I had the opportunity to hear a Brazilian food consultant begin to map some of this out with respect to future shares of global food production.  He was a rather compelling guy.

Syndicate content