Management

SwineCast 0276 for February 8 2008

SwineCast 0276 Show Notes:

  • Responsible Pork Symposium in Indianapolis draws 140 from around the U.S.
  • Practitioner and producer Larry Reuff logs on with practical welfare concerns
  • Making sure your employees are trained and in tune with your current protocols with Don Lidster at DNL Farms
  • PigCHAMP software update review

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: "I Love My Job, It's The People That Drive Me Crazy"

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"I Love My Job, It's The People That Drive Me Crazy" WMV File

The strength of any organization is in its diversity, yet in that diversity resides that differences that cause erosion of productivity and efficiency. Every business has a "social system" comprised of people involved in dynamic interaction.

All business results are a function of behavior. When the results are unfavorable, change the behavior and when the results are favorable, find ways to duplicate behavior with other employees. This session will look at ways to provide workers with tools to interact effectively to create desirable team results.

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By John Behrends, Behrends Education Systems

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Occupational Health and Safety for Pork Producers and Employees

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Occupational Health and Safety for Pork Producers and Employees WMV File

Kelley Donham is the Director of the Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety & Health (ICASH) which is dedicated to helping keep Iowa's producers alive and well in agriculture.

This seminar will provide an overview of the potential illnesses and injuries that may result from working with pigs and in the buildings. New information will be presented on a comprehensive program called Certified Safe Farm. Results of the program will shared such as cost savings in lowered medical care costs, increased use of personal protective equipment, and decreased respiratory illnesses. They will also introduce an initiative to educate workers via a web-based distance learning program that will include materials produced by the National Pork Board.

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By Kelley Donham & Risto Rautiainen, University of Iowa

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Minimizing Feed Costs for Improved Profitability

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Minimizing Feed Costs for Improved Profitability WMV File

Joel DeRouchey's presentation will focus on minimizing feed costs by discussing management and formulation practices to increase feed efficiency and how to evaluate alternative feed ingredients.

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By Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Dollars to Donuts: How to compete for agricultural labor

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Dollars to Donuts: How to compete for agricultural labor WMV File

Most agricultural employers did not go into agriculture because they wanted to manage people--and yet people are a major factor in the success of our businesses. This session will talk about the basic factors that bring employers and employees together and the simple things that every manager can do to have a better workforce.

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By Sarah Fogleman, Kansas State University.

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Iowa Environmental Regulations and Manure Agreements

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Protecting the environment is the goal of all pork producers. To help achieve that goal Eldon will cover Iowa regulations and recommended practices focusing on "gray areas" and DNR interpretations. Particular attention will be given to DNR rules deadlines for phasing in the phosphorus index for MMP annual updates and DNR rules on composting mortalities. With the continued interest in utilizing manure to replace commercial fertilizer, manure agreements are as critical as ever to pork and crop production. Eldon will cover the "do's and don'ts" of manure agreements and the areas of concern he sees in working with individual producers.

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By Eldon McAfee, Beving Swanson & Forrest

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: We are the Champions! By Heidi Vittetoe, JW Vittetoe Pork

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2008 Iowa Pork Congress: We are the Champions! By Trent Loos, Loos Tales

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2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Plan What You Want to Do with the Farm before You Have to "Buy the Farm".

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Plan What You Want to Do with the Farm before You Have to "Buy the Farm" WMV File

General estate planning information stressing the importance of planning succession of asset ownership, the necessity of advance directives, and some of the pitfalls of various planning techniques and of having no plan at all.

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By Doyle Sanders, from Beving, Swanson & Forrest.
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