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Maure Can Help You Make Money

Economics of Manure Handling & ApplicationEconomics of Manure Handling & Application Laura Pepple, Puck Enterprises, details what helps manure have a return on investment. She outlines the advancements of dragline manure application equipment and layflat hose, and the economics of various systems [video].

Finding Great People, Keeping Them Engegaed At Work

Where To Find And How To Retain Great EmployeesWhere To Find And How To Retain Great Employees Erin Wagoner, The Maschhoffs, talks about how finding good employees is about developing culture that encourages employees to thrive and share their experiences with those outside the company [video].

How Are You Dealing With Rodents In Your Buildings?

Integrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine FacilitiesIntegrated Pest Management of Rodents in Swine Facilities Dr. Danny L. McDonald, Poultry and Livestock Entomologist, MWI Animal Health, talks about integrated pest management of rodents in swine facilities. Dr. McDonald reminds people that rodents are a biosecurity hazard to any farm because they can get into and out places without notice. Dr. McDonald shares many of the animal disease vectors rodents can carry plus mentioned rodents consume feed resources and damage building infrastructures. Dr. McDonald closes with options and tools for rodent management [video].

Gaining Money To Help Manage Nutrients and Manure

Cost Share Opportunities for Nutrient ManagementCost Share Opportunities for Nutrient Management In this panel moderated by Mr. Jerry Foster (JBS Live Pork), Mr. Jim Plassmeyer (Missouri Department of Natural Resources Soil and Water Conservation Program) and Ms. Lauren Cartwright (Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA), cover the various aspects of nutrient management planning and implementation. Ms. Cartwright and Mr. Plassmeyer outline cost sharing opportunities that are available through various state and federal resources [video].

Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook

Production Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein OutlookProduction Growth Ahead; Competition Heats Up - Rabobank’s 2018 Pork/Animal Protein Outlook Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, share data and summarize the economics of the protein markets. Mr. Liddell and Ms. McCracken also share detailed information on consumer trends plus highlight some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations [video].

What Are Some New Technologies for Improving Pork Producers?

New Technologies for Pork Producers - Video Monitoring and Web-Based LearningVideo Monitoring and Web-Based Learning Mr. Earl Dodson, K·Coe Isom, covers several technologies to help address animal welfare and worker safety in farm operations. Video monitoring and web-based learning are important to help improve the education of staff and to help farms be compliant with their customers' need to see what is happening on farm [video].

How to Make Social Media Count for Your Farm

Why Social Media Matters and How to Make it Count for Your FarmWhy Social Media Matters Mr. Josh Flint, Associate Director of Communications, Talent Acquisition, and Retention, The Maschhoffs, shares thoughts on what the public perceives about agriculture. Josh states that agriculture is at a defining moment and right now that moment is being defined by others outside of agriculture. With that opening, Josh shares how social media tools are easy to use and provides details on the resources any operation can pick up and run with it [video].

Planning Is A Must For Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

Antibiotic UpdateAntibiotic Update Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, points out the changes around the Veterinary Feed Directive is a big change and that planning now is very important. His one key message: "Be Ready" for the new antibiotic changes and stay informed on VFD and related regulations [video].

What Steps Are You Taking On Swine Diseases?

Recognition, Prevention and Control of Swine DiseasesRecognition, Prevention and Control of Swine Diseases Dr. Bryan Myers, Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, presents on how to identify, prevent, and control swine diseases in pig barns. Dr. Myers states planning is key to help handle issues when they occur. Dr. Myers details step by step actions barn managers and staff should have in their plans [video].

Turn Record Keeping Into Improved Operations

Keeping Records for your Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) PermitKeeping Records for your Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit Michael Heaton, Environmental Scientist, Missouri DNR, opens with the comment that many farm operations he sees have trouble keeping records. Keeping records are important to help protect the environment, farm operations are more likely to fix issues when written down, and the law demands the information to help improve the large picture of farming and agriculture [video].
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