Health & disease

2018 Missouri Pork Expo

2018 Missouri Pork Expo2018 Missouri Pork Expo The 2018 Missouri Pork Expo focused on nutrient management cost sharing opportunities [link] for producers plus highlighted the importance of rodent management [link] for all farm operation biosecurity plans. Held February 6-7, 2018, Columbia, MO, USA.

How Are You Dealing With Rodents In Your Buildings?

Integrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine FacilitiesIntegrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine Facilities Dr. Danny L. McDonald, Poultry and Livestock Entomologist, MWI Animal Health, talks about integrated pest management of rodents in swine facilities. Dr. McDonald reminds people that rodents are a biosecurity hazard to any farm because they can get into and out places without notice. Dr. McDonald shares many of the animal disease vectors rodents can carry plus mentioned rodents consume feed resources and damage building infrastructures. Dr. McDonald closes with options and tools for rodent management [video].

Gaining Money To Help Manage Nutrients and Manure

Cost Share Opportunities for Nutrient ManagementCost Share Opportunities for Nutrient Management In this panel moderated by Mr. Jerry Foster (JBS Live Pork), Mr. Jim Plassmeyer (Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program) and Ms. Lauren Cartwright (Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA), cover the various aspects of nutrient management planning and implementation. Ms. Cartwright and Mr. Plassmeyer outline cost sharing opportunities that are available through various state and federal resources [video].

SwineCast 1004, Dietary Considerations With NDSU's Eric Berg

SwineCast 1004 Show Notes:

Panel - Discussion with Speakers on PRRS In The Field - Moderated by Dr. Montse Torremorell


Discussion with Speakers on PRRS In The Field - Moderated by Dr. Montse Torremorell, University of Minnesota, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Mr. Jerry Foster, Mr. Jim Plassmeyer, Ms. Lauren Cartwright - Cost Share Opportunities for Nutrient Management


Cost Share Opportunities for Nutrient Management - Moderator - Mr. Jerry Foster, JBS Live Pork, State Cost Share; Mr. Jim Plassmeyer, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program, Federal Cost Share; Ms. Lauren Cartwright, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, from the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo, February 6-7, 2018, Columbia, MO, USA.

Dr. Danny L. McDonald - Integrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine Facilities


Integrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine Facilities - Dr. Danny L. McDonald, Poultry and Livestock Entomologist, MWI Animal Health, from the 2018 Missouri Pork Expo, February 6-7, 2018, Columbia, MO, USA.

Looking into USDA Dietary Guidelines

USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs?USDA Dietary Guidelines: Why aren't they telling us to eat like pigs? Dr. Eric Berg, North Dakota State University, talks about the USDA human dietary guidelines, and how they are created. Dr. Berg provides background on the state of American diets today and the current impacts to health. Dr. Berg also shares the results of a study that used swine as a model for humans, feeding them what humans would eat, replacing the sugar in a modern, average American diet with cooked ground beef: Would this change alter body composition and risk factors for obesity-related metabolic disorders [video]?

2018 Iowa Pork Congress

2018 Iowa Pork Congress2018 Iowa Pork Congress Key information to note from the Iowa Pork Congress is the presentation on "Utilizing Livestock Manure in a Cover Crop Program" by Dr. Dan Andersen and Dr. Matt Helmers, Iowa State University [video], and the environmental regulations presentation "Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update" by Mr. Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm [video]. Held January 24 - 25, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

What Should You Know About Foreign Animal Disease Prep?

 What Should You Know?Foreign Animal Disease Prep: What Should You Know? Dr. Judith LaBounty, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Dr. Jim Roth, Iowa State University, review foreign animal diseases as it effects the business of pork, most notably Foot and Mouth Disease. Dr. Roth reviews the Secure Pork Supply plan and how it works, using several scenario examples to help understand what farm operations would do. Dr. LaBounty outlines the plans and steps the State of Iowa has in place to be ready to a foreign animal disease. [video].

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