Dr. Bob Morrison and The Morrison Group follow up on an earlier discussion related to herd closure as a option in eliminating PRRS in an operation. Now, the data from a recent research project fills in the gaps on this episode of "At The Meeting".
Purdue's Dr. Candace Croney recently presented thoughts on sow housing and other welfare issues at the Midwest Pork Conference in Danville, IN. She shares highlights from her presentation and discusses those animal management areas which are overshadowed by the current debate.
The International PRRS Symposium in Kansas City featured a joint meeting with the National Swine Improvement Federation to highlight the role geneticists are playing in developing PRRS tolerance. Today we feature comments from the PRRS program as speaker Dr. Dale Polson of Boehringer Ingelheim shares how industry perspective of this major disease has changed and where to go from here.
The "One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance" Symposium gathered prominent speakers and industry insiders in a unique round-table work environment, focusing on what's happening and what can be done. Under the auspices of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event follows up on last year's extremely successful "Antibiotic Use In Food Animals". The resulting videos and white paper from the 2011 conference have been downloaded over ten-thousand times. Today we overview the conversations and outcomes with conference chair, Dr. Leah Dorman with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
The short-term effects of the 2012 drought are readily apparent though we hope the feed price peaks are behind us. Looking through a banker's glasses at the waves resulting from a short crop... and what scenario for 2013 most concerns Jeffrey Swanhorst, Executive Vice-President of Credit and Chief Credit Officer for AgriBank.
Rational decisions are decidedly in the best interest of your business. So why don't we make them all the time? Dr. Terry Hurley, economist at the University of Minnesota discussed the issue and offered his insights to the 2012 Leman conference. Selected comments provide a baseline for your future considerations.
Dr. Kees de Lange, a swine nutritionist at the University of Guelph says research into early pig physiology and less complex diets show promise in lowering feed costs. He cautions the research is ongoing and that disease challenged herd results were significantly different. He talks with Bruce Cochrane at Farmscape.ca.