John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
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Nine Billion People Need To Eat

Dr. Nate Hagens - Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary PerspectiveFeeding the World - Wide Boundary Perspective Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, believes how people view these three lenses ( Energy, Environment, and Human Behavior) are going to shape the world in the years leading up to when the population grows to 9 billion people. Take away: 1) Money is a marker for energy and natural resources. In the long run energy is what we have to budget and spend! 2) We need technology… But not new gadgets.

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.

Dr. Tom Burkey - Host-Microbe Interactions: Effects on nutrition and physiology


Host-Microbe Interactions: Effects on nutrition and physiology - Dr. Tom Burkey, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Fabio Vannucci - Opportunities on Biosecurity in Brazil


Opportunities on Biosecurity in Brazil - Dr. Fabio Vannucci, Microvet, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Angela Green - Pig Transport Environment During Extreme Outdoor Temperatures


Pig Transport Environment During Extreme Outdoor Temperatures - Dr. Angela Green, University of Illinois, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Peter Davies - What PEDv Taught Us About Biosecurity?


What PEDv Taught Us About Biosecurity? - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Tim Snider - Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Food and Companion Animals, Retail Meats, and


Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Food and Companion Animals, Retail Meats, and Humans in Minnesota - Dr. Tim Snider, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Peter Davies - MRSA in the Swine Industry - Recent Developments


MRSA in the Swine Industry - Recent Developments - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

What Is Forward With PEDv?

Steps Forward - Emerging DiseasesStepping Through Emerging Diseases Dr. Liz Wagstrom, Chief Veterinarian, National Pork Producers Council, summarizes the the NPPC Pork Forum Resolution into the three core components of the disease matrix, emerging disease response, and strengthening the borders. Much hard work has gone into developing the response plan to and planning for the next diseases. The new response plan includes identifying who is responsible and what needs to occur.