Ned Arthur

Ned Arthur is the host of SwineCast, connecting you to the experts in the swine industry.
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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

SwineCast 0328 for August 8 2008

SwineCast 0328 Show Notes:

  • New sensor technologies driving field application equipment. Next step could be nitrogen or manure application based on color of plants
  • CalPoly recognizes the importance of industry in the research and development field... especially as regards to students
  • Research behind CircoFLEX success

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