Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
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SwineCast 0338 for September 12 2008

SwineCast 0338 Show Notes:

  • Overview of Friday's Production and Supply/Demand report
  • Water usage may limit expansion of corn acreage to the west
  • Jim Harvey of Heartland Financial shares considerations for generational transition from the Farm Progress Show

SwineCast 0337 for September 9 2008

SwineCast 0337 Show Notes:

  • Special presentation with Dr Orlen Grunewald about his presentation at the Kansas State Risk and Profit conference 

SwineCast 0336 for September 5 2008

SwineCast 0336 Show Notes:

  • A conversation with Dr Dennis DiPietre exploring intrinsic value of plants and animals under our care and some considerations for taking the lead in animal welfare to re-establish consumer trust

SwineCast 0335 for Sept 2 2008

SwineCast 0335 Show Notes:

  • Center for Food Integrity overviews recent consumer trust survey.  Meeting in Indianapolis Oct 8 and 9, 2008
  • Moving livestock waste to difference regions gets underwritten for trials
  • Performance-based Ag Pollution Controls.. Huh?

SwineCast 0333 for August 26 2008

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SwineCast 0332 for August 22 2008

SwineCast 0332 Show Notes:

  • Research on links to low birthweight and pork quality from the Prairie Swine Centre
  • COOL Update with the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board
  • David Funderburke of Cape Fear Consulting delves into the use of alternative feedstuffs to help get through tough times

SwineCast 0331 for August 19 2008

SwineCast 0331 Show Notes:

  • Sweet potatos more attuned to ethanol production that corn! (Where do they trade sweet potato futures?)
  • Biosystems engineer Jay Harmon discusses ventilation technology
  • BI's John Kolb updates on CircoFLEX effectiveness and the newly cleared ComboFLEX package
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acid research from PhD candidate at the University of GA, Suzanne Meers

SwineCast 0330 for August 15 2008

SwineCast 0330 Show Notes:

  • Impact of higher meat prices yet to show in Consumer Price Index
  • Immunology with Purdue's Paul Ebner. Better results seen with some vaccines when applied with appropriate technology
  • Carolina Swine Health Conference... hooking up with BI's Executive Director of Biologic Research... What's Next In PRRS?

SwineCast 0329 for Aug 12 2008

SwineCast 0329 Show Notes:

  • USDA crop report should reflect in lower corn prices
  • Country of Origin Labeling... Time for the rubber to meet the road
  • Doing business with China. Dr Steven McOrist shares his experience in dealing with this important trading partner