John Blue, SwineCast Industry

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

Not As Good As Last Year

Pork Industry Economic OutlookShifting Protein Demand and Consumer Trends Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, outlines the pork economic data and trends. Some of the key issues include shifts meat demand, expansion in all protein arenas, PEDv recovery is happening, and corn supply is vastly improved. Dr. Meyer concludes with some risks to monitor: Export disruption, weakening demand, and dietary guidelines being pressured to change.

Feed Biosecurity Is A Must

Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv ControlPEDv and Feed, There Is A Link Dr. Scott Dee, DVM PhD, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services, reviews the risk factors of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Dee closes with the research that shows the risk of feed as a vehicle for PEDv introduction into a farm is real.

What PEDv Research Is Occuring?

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus  (PEDV)  Status & Research UpdatePEDv State of The Union Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board, provides an update on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the research that is currently happening. Dr. Becton also shares what has been learned and what processes have been created or changed to be prepared for future animal disease outbreaks. Key take away: Communication across, up, and down is a must.

Nancy Kruse - Changing Times, Changing Tastes: Putting More Pork on the Plate


Changing Times, Changing Tastes: Putting More Pork on the Plate - Nancy Kruse, President, The Kruse Company, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) Status & Research Update


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) Status & Research Update - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information and Research, National Pork Board, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Scott Dee - Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv Control


Feed Biosecurity: A New Approach to PEDv Control - Dr. Scott Dee, DVM PhD, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Pork Industry Economic Outlook


Pork Industry Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Paul Sundberg - Emerging Disease Response Planning Updates, Working on Our Preparedness


Emerging Disease Response Planning Updates, Working on Our Preparedness - Dr. Paul Sundberg, Vice President, Science and Technology, National Pork Board, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

PRRS Historical Perspective and Area Regional Control

Dr. Joe Connor - Historical Perspective of PRRS Area Regional Control (PRRS ARC)Past PRRS ARC Actions Help Us Learn For Future Dr. Joe Connor, Carthage Vet Service, shares historical perspectives of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and the area regional control (ARC) lessons learned to date. Dr. Connor concludes with some suggestions on directions veterinarians, farm staff & management, and related industry partners should take: communicate more; continue to build out information and data resources to help detect, monitor, and act; and be vigilant on biosecurity.

Drs. Enrique Mondaca and Erin Johnson-Lowe - How can we view and communicate more easily about swine diseases ?


How can we view and communicate more easily? The Dashboard and Report Builder - Drs. Enrique Mondaca and Erin Johnson-Lowe, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 North American PRRS Symposium, December 5-6, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.