Ned Arthur

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SwineCast 0359a for November 27 2008

SwineCast 0359a Show Notes:

SwineCast 0358 for November 21 2008

SwineCast 0358 Show Notes:

  • Update on the Verasun bankruptcy and this link to Iowa State's regularly updated website on the situation 
  • Chicago traders discuss recent market volatility and how producers should prepare to deal with risk in the future
  • President of the Farm Credit Council discusses availability of credit within the system and why its in better shape than some commercial competitors

SwineCast 0357 for November 18 2008

SwineCast 0357 Show Notes:

  • Talking with representatives from the Colorado Pork Producers about their agreement with the HSUS and why.
  • How a major university dealt with questions from the student body on animal welfare concerns and food service selections based on husbandry practices.  For additional information on the booklet developed by CFI, call the Center for Food Integrity at (816) 880-5360.
  • What Baby Boomers want and why... University of Manitoba discusses research with focus groups on issues the aging generation is concerned about as regards nutrition.

SwineCast 0356 for November 14 2008

SwineCast 0356 Show Notes:

  • Looking at the fallout from California's Prop 2 with California producer and National Pork Board president Steve Weaver
  • Higher grains this winter?  Mike Woolverton says the market needs to buy about 4 mln more corn acres.
  • Some interesting parallels in today's economic turmoil and what agriculture dealt with in the 80's

SwineCast 0355 for November 11 2008

SwineCast 0355 Show Notes:

  • Dr Don Mahan looks at gender impact on mineral utilization
  • Net Feed Energy with Degussa's Rob Payne

SwineCast 0354 for November 7 2008

SwineCast 0354 Show Notes:

  • Special post-election insight on new administration's transition and impact on agriculture  

SwineCast 0353 for November 4 2008

SwineCast 0353 Show Notes:

  • Conversations from the International Distillers Dried Grains Conference
  • Markets and values of DDGs with Informa Economics Scott Richman
  • Brian Arnold of the DeLong Company discusses transportation and long-term infrastructure issues in shipping and hauling

SwineCast 0352 for October 31 2008

SwineCast 0352 Show Notes:

  • Soybean growers appreciate your business
  • Research at the University of IL looks at impact of new processing technology on nutritional value of soy meal for piglets
  • Looking at agroterrorism planning in your operation.  It starts locally

SwineCast 0351 for October 28 2008

SwineCast 0351 Show Notes:

  • Update on DDGs research with UMN's Dr Gerry Shurson, presenter at the Leman conference
  • What is fractionation and why is it important to the ethanol industry and feed users?  A presentation from the International DDGs conference

SwineCast 0350 for October 24 2008

SwineCast 0350 Show Notes:

  • Special Soviet travelogue with Genesus Jim Long, just back from Russia and the Ukraine.