The initial press conference at World Pork Expo 2016 featured National Pork Producers Council President John Weber discussing the Waters Of The U.S. regulation. Also, NPPC Vice President Jim Heimerl provided an overview of the status of the Packer Ban regs and the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) status.
If PORK Academy isn't on your 'must see' list at World Pork Expo this year, you should check out the program. National Pork Board's Assistance Vice-President of Communications, Cindy Cunningham provides this overview of hot topics and more.
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.
At The Meeting's three part series on the impact of FDA's Guidance 209 and 213 continues. Dr. Peter Davies joins The Morrison Group to discuss the meaning of "judicious use" and it's interpretation in the U.S. and other swine producing counties.
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.
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.