Panel - Question and Answer Session

Question and Answer Session - Panel, from the Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference, July 16, 2013, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA.

SwineCast 0779, Are Zombies Influencing Your Farm Operations? You Need A Hero

SwineCast 0779 Show Notes:
  • From MIT's Sloan School of Management, senior lecturer Steven Spear says organizations can display either zombie or agile hero qualities.  Which is yours?

Are You Ready? Animal Disease Traceability Rule and ICVI Documentation

Animal Disease Traceability RuleDo You Know What To Do? The Animal Disease Traceability Rule, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Veterinary Services final rule, is now in effect. However, understanding the details and knowing what information is required can be a bit complex. To help, GlobalVetLINK is providing a webinar on July 16, 2013 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT), titled Animal Disease Traceability Rule and ICVI Documentation that will help attendees understand what needs to be done. Valerie E. Ragan, DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will present [webinar is now published].

What Weather?

What The Weather HoldsWhat The Weather Holds Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, shares his view on what the weather will hold. The weather affects everyone, if they produce grain or are buying grain. These past years the weather has been widely varied: Snow a foot deep on one day to 101F° two days later is an example. Dr. Taylor advocates that risk management is key; risk has numbers and "we can manage anything with numbers". Dr. Taylor's summary: Hurricane season expected to be active; Drought likely to persist/expand in West; Temperature (High &/or Low) significant; and Climate will likely be increasingly erratic (25 year interval).

Dr. Eduardo Fano - Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain - PIP

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. David Baumert - Swine Production Infection Chain - PIP

Swine Production Infection Chain - Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Brian Payne - Infection Chain Concept - PIP

Infection Chain Concept - Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

What Economics Foretells?

Grains and Livestock Economic OutlookWhich Way Is Up? Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins. He reminded people that in 2012 he said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. In summary Dr. Meyer says that corn belt rains have been good, now we need some warm dry days.

Group Sow Housing: What Should You Know? Part 1

What Are The Major Group Sow Housing Designs?Group Sow Housing Designs Dr. Don Levis, Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy, in this first of three sow housing presentations, provides descriptions of the major group sow housing systems, presents the factors involved with deciding which group-housing system to use, and sets the stage for the following presentations to examine retrofitting barns.

Group Sow Housing: What Should You Know? Part 2

What Are The Sow Housing Flow Models To Understand?Sow Flow Management Dr. Harold Gonyou, Prairie Swine Center, in this second sow housing presentation, reviews the sow flow and management with new stall configurations and housing systems.
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