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Can Efficiency and Productivity Happen in Swine Industry?


The great turnout for the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress created many opportunities for hallway conversations. Of interest to all were the presentations on improving efficiency and maximizing productivity. Many attendees greatly appreciated the program sponsors and the Minnesota Pork Producers Association making the presentations available on SwineCast.

Jim Lummus - How to Attract and Keep Valuable Farm Employees


How to Attract and Keep Valuable Farm Employees - Jim Lummus, Department of Producer and Industry Relations, National Pork Board, from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2011 Minnesota Pork Congress

2011 Minnesota Pork Congress 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress held January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA, provides insights and updates on the swine industry, legislation, and global economics.

2011 Minnesota Pork Congress Presentations


Presentations from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Jim Wiesemeyer - Washington and World Outlook


Washington and World Outlook - Jim Wiesemeyer, Informa Economics Inc., from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Mark Whitney - How Do We Feed Pigs With $5+ Corn?


expensive cornHow Do We Feed Pigs With $5+ Corn? - Dr. Mark Whitney, associate professor, University of Minnesota Extension, from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

David Schmidt - Pit Foaming: What Have We Learned?


Pit Foaming: What Have We Learned? - David Schmidt, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, University of Minnesota, from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Key Factors and Outlook 2011


Key Factors and Outlook 2011 - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2011 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 19-20, 2011, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Consumers Are Swayed by Animal Welfare Issues


Marketing to consumers must be factored into any animal agriculture policy and legislative fronts. The public exposure animal rights and animal welfare debates create also impact purchasing decisions by consumers.

Fighting ballot initiatives regarding the care and housing of farm/food animals might actually be poorly advised, according to a recent study by economists at Oklahoma State University. The analysis evaluated demand for eggs in selected California markets before and following the vote on the farm animal housing initiative -- Proposition 2, or "Prop 2" -- in 2008 in which California voters adopted Prop 2 by 66% of the vote.

Animal ag producers must understand the consumer market space and strategically think about how to approach ballot initiatives and new regulations.

"If this attention leads to undesirable consumer shifts in purchasing behaviors, industry stakeholders need to be cautious in developing strategies in response to ballot initiatives similar to Prop 2 in the future"

advises Glynn Tonsor, an agricultural economist at Kansas State University.

2010 International PRRS Symposium

PRRS symposium and the International PRRS Symposium Boehringer Ingelheim PRRS symposium and the International PRRS Symposium held December 3 - 4, 2010, Chicago, IL, USA, convened experts on Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) to discuss the disease's detection and eradication. Transportation was a key presentation topic. Updates on filtering and Area-Regional Control efforts were also shown.
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