Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
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SwineCast 0444, Bedding Sows In Straw May Provide Economic Benefits

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  • Research project from the University of Manitoba sees economic benefits to use of straw in sow housing.

SwineCast 0443, The Meeting Circuit - Transitions in Iowa, Strategy in NE, IN, NC

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SwineCast 0442, Canadian Health Program Highlights Danish System and New Scheme for Manitoba

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  • Correspondent Bruce Cochrane of reports from the 2009 Swine Health Forum in Saskatoon with a look at the Danish swine industry health issues and policies and the development of a new farmed animal health strategy in Canada

SwineCast 0441, FDA Testifies to Limit Antibiotic Access for Animal Agriculture

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  • FDA uses low level committee meeting to initiate aggressive testimony limiting access to antibiotics for animal agriculture

SwineCast 0440, Canadian Producers Call For North American Voluntary Cull Program

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  • Canadian producer group meets to discuss supply reduction program to align production with demand

SwineCast 0439, New Soybean Varieties Provide Options For Livestock Rations

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  • Soybean researchers expanding options for livestock producers as new varieties come online.  Conversation with University of IL's Dr Hans Stein

SwineCast 0438, 4th of July Management Special

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  • Special presentation from MIT's Innovative Leadership Series featuring Emmanuel Maceda of Bain Management Consulting.  "Innovative Leadership During Economic Crisis"

SwineCast 0437, Time to Talk About FDA Inspectors On Your Operation

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  • Expanded FDA jurisdiction and inspections of animal agriculture operations in the name of food safety continue to play in Washington.  A few changes since the World Pork Expo don't lessen the potential seriousness of this issue as we talk with Dr Jen Greiner

SwineCast 0436, Looking Back At PRP And To Future Profitability

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  • AgStar's Mark Greenwood joins us for a look at the short-lived Producer Retirement Program and a need to look at the industry in a new light

SwineCast 0435, Climate Change Legislation May Burn Agriculture

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  • Congressional Republicans say negotiation process has excluded ag interests and may permanently hamper competitive position worldwide