Does Being More Efficient Equal More Money? Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, shares research and practice around feed efficiency. He leads with the question he hears a lot "If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?". Dr. DeRouchey aims to address this stating that, with today's feed prices, it is not possible to have maximum feed efficiency and make money. Dr. DeRouchey presents information that looks at all the factors of making money by looking at group economics, by looking at feed make up, to market delivery, milling, supplements, and barn management.
Protect, Prepare and Prevent: Securing Your Farm and Your Reputation - Tom Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President and CEO, The Conley Group, Inc., Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Ag-Gag: Good or Bad? Many states are aiming to put in place "ag-gag" laws to stop undercover filming on farms and ranches. What is an "Ag Gag" law and how does it impact farmers, ranchers, and the public? This AgChat conversation looks at the issues. Are you in a state with Ag-Gag laws?
National Pork Board Research One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm. For additional information, please visit pork.org or call 800-456-7675.
Animal Disease Outbreaks and Checkoff Groups
Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs – National Pork Board; and Dr. Sebastian E. Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development - FEMA, provide perspective on the need to continuously be alert for issues and develop people to be ready in an animal disease emergency response situation. One of their critical roles is to meet with producers to learn of their needs and issues plus provide educational directions with respect to animal disease preparedness.