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SwineCast 0915, ATM - Antibiotic Resistance Development, "We're In A Crisis...", Part 3 of 3

SwineCast 0915 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Mike Apley of Kansas State University joins The Morrison Group in this At The Meeting episode, third in a series, on antibiotic resistance development, it's impact on human and animal health and the resulting stewardship debate.

SwineCast 0914, ATM - Judicious Use Of Animal Antibiotics In The U.S. And Elsewhere, Part 2 of 3

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SwineCast 0913, ATM - Changes In Antimicrobial Use Via FDA Guidance And Industry Impact, Part 1 of 3

SwineCast 0913 Show Notes:

  • As the industry anticipates implementation of FDA Guidance 209 and 213 on January 1, 2017, not all the answers are yet available.  What we know today and how production operations will be affected is discussed on The Morrison Group's At The Meeting.  Special guest Dr. Ron Prestage of Prestage Farms joins the conversation.

SwineCast 0912, PCV Vaccine Function And Effectiveness On Variants

SwineCast 0912 Show Notes:
  • A new variant of Porcine Circovirus is surfacing in some operations.  I asked University of Minnesota's Dr. Mike Murtaugh about the bug and how effective our current vaccines are in dealing with new entrant, PCV2d.

SwineCast 0911, New National Pork Producers Council President Lists Hot Topics For 2016

SwineCast 0911 Show Notes:
  • New National Pork Producers Council President, John Weber of Dysart, Iowa notes his top concerns for the coming year with members of the ag media at the recent National Pork Industry Forum.

SwineCast 0910, Atlantic Live Hosts "Resistance: The Antibiotics Challenge, an Atlantic Forum"

SwineCast 0910 Show Notes:
  • The National Pork Board recently underwrote a live forum put on by a division of The Atlantic Monthly magazine looking at the antibiotic use and resistance question from several perspectives.  The link to the full video online at is live.  Here we share the final audio portion of the program which provides good background and food for thought.
  • Link to "Resistance: The Antibiotics Challenge, an Atlantic Forum" video

SwineCast 0909, Ceva Animal Health Swine Division Welcomed To Industry

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SwineCast 0908, NPPC CEO Neil Dierks Reports To 2016 Pork Industry Forum Delegates

SwineCast 0908 Show Notes:
  • Pork Forum 2016 coverage continues with this report to the NPPC delegates by National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks.  It's about 15 minutes into the report when Dierks reviews background on the HSUS USDA Pork Trademark lawsuit and shares an interesting exchange between a legislator from North Carolina and Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. You will want to talk with your congressman after hearing this. The Secretary later backpedaled from these recorded comments. 
  • Link to NPPC's Washington Report Year In Review

SwineCast 0907, NPPC President Prestage Welcomes Pork Forum 2016 Delegates

SwineCast 0907 Show Notes:
  • Past National Pork Producers Council President Dr. Ron Prestage shares delegate comments during Pork Industry Forum 2016.

SwineCast 0906, Pork Forum - NPB Outgoing President Derrick Sleezer Shares Lessons Learned

SwineCast 0906 Show Notes:

  • Outgoing National Pork Board President Derrick Sleezer addresses 2016 National Pork Industry Forum delegates, sharing lessons learned in golf which are applicable in our industry and many others.