Ned Arthur

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SwineCast 0326 for July 30 2008

SwineCast 0326 Show Notes:

  • Special presentation for leaders and leaders to be: eight elements of leadership presented by CEO of Berry Petroleum Robert Heinemann - conduct, business decisions and transactions based on a foundation of leadership and ethics

SwineCast 0325 for July 28 2008

SwineCast 0325 Show Notes:

  • Manitoba Pork expects production to shift to western Canada
  • AVMA testifies no additional antibiotic regulation is needed
  • Dr Trevor Smith at Univ of Guelph says current testing may under-report vomitoxin contamination... and you may pay the price

SwineCast 0324 for July 25 2008

SwineCast 0324 Show Notes:

  • August meetings highlight Country Of Origin Labeling laws. Sponsored by American Meat Institute and the Food Marketing Institute. For registration information:
    • Baltimore - Aug 12
    • Chicago - Aug 13
    • San Jose - Aug 14
  • Elanco supporting tra

SwineCast 0323 for July 22 2008

SwineCast 0323 Show Notes:

  • Californian's for SAFE food lobby against gestation crate legislation
  • Animal welfare debate has many stakeholders
  • Transportation biosecurity conversation with Newsham Genetics' Dr David Baum. Shared responsibility and isolation key to success
  • Looking at the new Livestock Title in 2008 Farm Bill. What impact on producers?

SwineCast 0322 for July 17 2008

SwineCast 0322 Show Notes:

  • Special review of two new provisions of the Farm Bill... ACRE and SURE programs 

SwineCast 0321 for July 15 2008

SwineCast 0321 Show Notes:

  • Livestock movement concerns the focus of the National Pork Boards' Transportation Biosecurity Summit
  • Catching up with Informa Economics Jim Wiesemeyer for a look at the Washington scenery
  • AgCareer's HR Roundtable scheduled for Aug 4-6 this year 

SwineCast 0320 for July 11 2008

SwineCast 0320 Show Notes:

  • Trace minerals effect as antioxidants.  A conversation with Dr Gretchen Hill
  • Grad Student Melissa Hahn logs in with some comments on her research with amino acids and birthweights
  • North Carolina update... Todd See shares research on development waste storage systems to meet the state's requirements for new construction
  • ARS may have an answer.. a water treatment plant for y

SwineCast 0319 for July 9 2008

SwineCast 0319 Show Notes:

  • You've heard of InBev's unsolicited takeover of American Original Budweiser. Hear now from InBev CEO Carlos Brita sharing thoughts on building a corporate culture. Good for you to consider regardless of company size

SwineCast 0319a, reviewing impacts on efficiency at the farm level

SwineCast 0319a Show Notes:

  • Special presentation of Dr. Bob Morrison's "At The Meeting" group reviewing impacts on efficiency at the farm level

SwineCast 0318 for July 3 2008

SwineCast 0318 Show Notes:

  • Smithfield hooks up with COFCO Ltd of China
  • NPPC CEO Neil Dierks reports on efforts in Washington to get action on producer economic pain
  • Center for Food Integrity. Link to 2008 Summit info
  • Meat quality research at Kansas State includes DDGs