Natural Infection, Immunity & Prevalence of PCV2 - Dr. Michael Murtaugh and Dr. Cheryl Dvorak, University of Minnesota, USA , from the Boehringer Ingelheim Pre-AASV Conference, February 28, 2014 - Dallas, TX
2014 Missouri Pork Expo, February 11 - 12, 2014, Columbia, MO, USA. While PEDV is still a top concern among pork producers, other topics are in need of refreshed info. Included in this year's Missouri Pork Expo were several sessions on manure and lagoon management. Dr. Steve Meyer also helped bring focus on the meat markets and how recent US government shut down issues disrupted the flow of information.
Are Your Grain Bins Safe? Farms are fun places to be but they have their hazards. Farm equipment, grain bins, and sharp equipment can hurt, even kill people. Being safe is something that requires planning and practice. This AgChat conversion on grain bin safety during Grain Bin Safety Week (#GBSW14 ) looks into what farmers and ranchers are doing to keep people safe at all times.
How Are You Utilizing Conferences? Being able to get away from the farm or ranch to learn new ideas or hear a great speaker is a must. How do farmers and ranchers decide which conferences to attend? What do they want to see/hear? And what is the swage they want most? This AgChat conversation on Twitter shares some of their thoughts.
Do You Know Your Ps? Dr. Pete Lasley, Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC, covers basic information on PRRS and PEDV to help farm management and staff better manage their herds. Dr. Lasley also provides a timely update on PEDV in North America.
Are Your Lagoons Working? Jerry Foster, Environmental Manager, Cargill, moderates a panel discussion about lagoon management. The panel looks at how to stay focused on applying state and federal regulations into day to day farm operations. Panel tips provided can also help improve your staff's productivity.
Do You Have Solid Solutions For Your Pit? Dr. Ted Funk, Ted Funk Consulting, offers a series of actions to help manage swine manure pits. Dr. Funk offers input on ventilation, pumping, foaming, level management, and manure nutrient value. Dr. Funk suggests that operations be focused on safety & airy quality, environmental protection, and plan for best use of nutrients.