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Stay Safe, Understand Pit Foam Issues

Pit Foam and Producer SafetyPit Foam and Producer Safety Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producers, shares what needs to be done to make sure safety is first for pit foam activity. Mr. Sheets emphasis training staff, understanding the process of how pit foam accidents happen, and what needs to be done to improve safety [video].

Leon Sheets - Pit Foam and Producer Safety


Pit Foam and Producer Safety - Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producers, from the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Understanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity

Understanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity Investments & EffortsUnderstanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity Investments & Efforts Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action [video].

Dr. Glynn Tonsor - Understanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity Investments & Efforts


Understanding Incentives for Livestock Biosecurity Investments & Efforts - Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, from the 2016 NIAA Annual Conference: From Farm to Table - Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture, April 4-7, 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Biosecurity in Feed Manufacturing

Biosecurity in Feed Manufacturing / VFD Update: A Perspective from the Feed IndustryA Perspective from the Feed Industry Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, helps explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses. Mr. Huddleston runs through the details on documentation and processes that must be put in place to be compliant with the regulations. Key message: work with all your service providers and suppliers to insure they are informed and prepared before January 1, 2017 [video].

Mr. Gary Huddleston - Biosecurity in Feed Manufacturing / VFD Update: A Perspective from the Feed Industry


Biosecurity in Feed Manufacturing / VFD Update: A Perspective from the Feed Industry - Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, from the 2016 NIAA Annual Conference: From Farm to Table - Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture, April 4-7, 2016, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Advantages Of Metagenomic Sequencing

Metagenomic Sequencing for Virus Discovery and CharacterizationMetagenomic Sequencing for Virus Discovery and Characterization Dr. Ben Hause, Kansas State University, shares information on using metagenomic sequencing for virus discovery and characterization. Dr. Hause points out some of the advantages of metagenomic sequencing over Sanger Sequencing and what data is made available from metagenomic sequencing. Dr. Hause talks about how metagenomic sequencing helps with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) research [video].

Perspective: Antibiotics and Swine

Antibiotic Stewardship for SwineSwine Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Jennifer Koeman, Director, Producer and Public Health, National Pork Board, shares the ideas behind the "Nexus of Farming, Food and Public Health" as part of the stewardship of antibiotic use in pork farming. Dr. Koeman shares the antibiotic education, research, and communication that the National Pork Board is developing to help swine pork farmers. Key closing thought from Dr. Koeman is pork producers support the science-based principles to develop guidelines on antibiotic use having professional veterinary input for antibiotic use guidance [video].

Dr. J. Tyler Holck - Herd Health Management Solutions: The Future is Now


Herd Health Management Solutions: The Future is Now - Dr. J. Tyler Holck, 2016 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting, February 27 - March 1, 2016, New Orleans, LA, USA.