John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
Email: jlblue@TruffleMedia.com

Thinking Ahead

Starting with the End in MindStarting with the End in Mind Dr. Abbey Harding, Lowe Consulting, Ltd., shares an outlook of swine in 2016 and into 2017. Dr. Harding details thoughts on helping producers be successful in a low margin market. Key messages: Efficiency is king, utilize your people to be the best, and understand how to manage risks [video].

Are Fish Like Pigs?

Exploring Lessons from Disease Management in Commercial AquacultureExploring Lessons from Disease Management in Commercial Aquaculture Dr. John Hawke, Professor, Chief Diagnostician, Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Louisiana State University, opens with background on aquaculture and the issues the industry has. Dr. Hawke shares how aquaculture health management has applicable goals and issues like those in swine and aims to relate them to veterinarians [video].

Drs. Harding, Hawke, Lindberg, and Rowles - Q & A Panel


Q & A Panel - Dr. Abbey Harding, Lowe Consulting, Ltd.; Dr. John Hawke, Professor, Chief Diagnostician, Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Louisiana State University; Dr. Nels Lindberg, Owner, Animal Medical Center and PAC Consultant; and Dr. Craig Rowles, Chief Operating Officer, Biova LLC, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Craig Rowles - Back to the Future: Producing Food in a Changing Consumer Environment


Back to the Future: Producing Food in a Changing Consumer Environment - Dr. Craig Rowles, Chief Operating Officer, Biova LLC, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Nels Lindberg - You Cannot Improve What You Do Not Measure


You Cannot Improve What You Do Not Measure - Dr. Nels Lindberg, Owner, Animal Medical Center and PAC Consultant, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. John Hawke - Exploring Lessons from Disease Management in Commercial Aquaculture


Exploring Lessons from Disease Management in Commercial Aquaculture - Dr. John Hawke, Professor, Chief Diagnostician, Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, Louisiana State University, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Dr. Abbey Harding - Starting with the End in Mind


Starting with the End in Mind - Dr. Abbey Harding, Lowe Consulting, Ltd., from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Planning Is A Must For Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

Antibiotic UpdateAntibiotic Update Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, points out the changes around the Veterinary Feed Directive is a big change and that planning now is very important. His one key message: "Be Ready" for the new antibiotic changes and stay informed on VFD and related regulations [video].

What Steps Are You Taking On Swine Diseases?

Recognition, Prevention and Control of Swine DiseasesRecognition, Prevention and Control of Swine Diseases Dr. Bryan Myers, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, presents on how to identify, prevent, and control swine diseases in pig barns. Dr. Myers states planning is key to help handle issues when they occur. Dr. Myers details step by step actions barn managers and staff should have in their plans [video].

Turn Record Keeping Into Improved Operations

Keeping Records for your Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) PermitKeeping Records for your Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit Michael Heaton, Environmental Scientist, Missouri DNR, opens with the comment that many farm operations he sees have trouble keeping records. Keeping records are important to help protect the environment, farm operations are more likely to fix issues when written down, and the law demands the information to help improve the large picture of farming and agriculture [video].