Management

2009 IPC: Pros & Cons of Swine Mortality Disposal Options

Pros and Cons of Swine Mortality Disposal Options, Dr. Thomas Glanville, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Rising costs and other variables have caused some producers to strongly consider changing their method of mortality management. Glanville will discuss mortality management methods commonly used in Iowa and break down pros and cons for these different methods. He will show how to properly set up and maintain a compost facility for mortalities and discuss what to do in the event of mass animal mortality. If you are considering changing you mortality management methods, don't miss Dr. Glanville at Iowa Pork Congress.

2009 IPC: Free Access Gestation Sow Systems From Denmark in August 2008

Free Access Gestation Sow Systems From Denmark August of 2008, Dr. Anna Johnson, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Proper animal husbandry continues to be a major issue in the pork industry and is essential to maintain the trust of consumers. She will discuss proper animal handling techniques and animal husbandry. Anna will also share her experience with new sow housing techniques seen on her trip to Denmark in August 2008.

2009 IPC: Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update

Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update, Eldon McAfee, - Beving, Swanson & Forrest, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Raising hogs in a manner that protects and improves the environment is a practical and achievable goal for all pork producers. Eldon will cover Iowa DNR regulations and recommended practices focusing on manure application, including rules on manure application on soybeans as well as the proposed rule on manure application on frozen or snow-covered ground. Eldon will also discuss how the recently released final federal EPA CAFO rule applies to Iowa livestock producers. In addition, Eldon will analyze three Iowa jury verdicts in nuisance cases in 2008 that were favorable to livestock producers.

2009 IPC: Caring For The Convalescent Pig and Euthanasia Decisions

Caring For The Convalescent Pig and Euthanasia Decisions, Dr. Suzanne Millman, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Proper animal husbandry continues to be a major issue in the pork industry and is essential to maintain the trust of consumers. Suzanne will focus on swine well-being issues with particular attention paid to innovations in sow housing and euthanasia. She will also discuss proper animal handling techniques and animal husbandry.


SwineCast 0378, Electronic training and collaboration support

SwineCast 0378 Show Notes:

  • New website provides collaboration space for multi-specie diagnostic interaction.  DiagnosticSpeak.com
  • Electronic training and collaboration support sure to grow in importance according to Iowa State

SwineCast 0377, Evolution of production software

SwineCast 0377 Show Notes:

  • Conversation with MetaFarms Tom Stein on the evolution of production software and what the perfect system would do

SwineCast 0374, Food safety conversation: consumer trust of food safety

SwineCast 0374 Show Notes:

  • Food safety conversation with Maple Leaf representatives following the massive recall last year.  What went wrong... and what they did right
  • Speakers at the Center for Food Integrity's Annual Summit look at food safety as a key component of consumer trust and business profitability

SwineCast 0370

SwineCast 0370 Show Notes:

  • Transitions... generational turnover happens once in a lifetime.. Mike Fassler of Lookout Ridge Consulting discusses some of those considerations and offers suggestions to ease the pain
  • Working in a family or small business environment, the need for team building may not be immediately apparent.  Talking with Guy Harris at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention may cause you to think otherwise

Counseling Employees on Personal Finances

Counseling Employees on Finances:

More and more of my clients are having difficulty with their employees who are in a personal financial mess.  Tough economic times tend to expose the strengths and weaknesses of people’s overall money management.  Sometimes they try to maintain their regular spending habits with credit without the thought that eventually they have to pay the bill.

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