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Karen Hoare - Compensation in Pork Production - PORK Academy


Compensation in Pork Production - PORK Academy - Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Jim Compart, Dr. Steve Larsen - Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy


Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy - Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms; Dr. Steve Larsen, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Collette Kaster - Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy


Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy - Collette Kaster, PAACO, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

On The Ground Perspective: Common Swine Industry Audit

Common Swine Industry AuditCommon Swine Industry Audit Emily Erickson, New Fashion Pork, and Brian Zimmerman, Zimmerman Hog Farms, provide a large and small operation point of view on having one or more Common Swine Industry Audits at their farms. Ms. Erickson shared her experiences of multiple audits and how each one has helped improve their operations and refine their approaches. Mr. Zimmerman said you can never be 100% and that each audit is an opportunity to learn and improve. Via the Q & A time Ms. Erickson and Mr. Zimmerman help explain their approaches and dealing with audits [video].

Avoiding Disasters: Caring, Training, and Culture

Three Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental DisasterThree Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental Disaster Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, talks about developing an approach to employee safety through caring, training, and culture. Ms.  Hoare shares information on the National Pork Board's tools (Safe Pig Handling and Employee Safety Toolkit) to help create a safe environment for both people and animals [video].

Soybeans and Meal For Feed: Pork Economics

Feed IngredientsFeed Ingredients Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. shares insights on feed ingredients and the various global markets affecting the globe. Mr. Scholer says "I think the market for soybeans and meal will adjust lower after we get past the weather concerns and have a better understanding of the planted acres for the US crop." [video].

Sow Seasonal Infertility, Weather, And Biology

Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop Mitigation Strategies for SwineUnderstanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop Mitigation Strategies for Swine Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, share research to help understand the biology of seasonal infertility and to develop mitigation strategies for swine. Key take aways: Heat stress has direct negative effects on oocyte and early embryo development in pigs, plus prenatal exposure to heat stress could compromise the efficiency of pork production [video].

Checkoff Marketing Spends For 2016: Just Grill It

What Would the Grill Say? Checkoff Consumer CampaignWhat Would the Grill Say? Checkoff Consumer Campaign Ceci Snyder, National Pork Board, shares the planning and activity around Pork Checkoff funded consumer marketing. Ms. Snyder shares examples of the summer and fall media campaigns, metrics, and what the goals are for the rest of the year [video].

Trade and Exports: US Pork Focus On Risks

U.S. Exports & International TradeU.S. Exports & International Trade Becca Nepple, National Pork Board, and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is "Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?" and "How long will the China opportunity last?" Dr. Hayes closes with two key points: The long run opportunities for US pork are enormous, especially if we continue to implement trade agreements, and over-reliance on China brings enormous risks (South China Sea, Steel, Chicken, DDGS, Self Sufficiency, Trump) [video].

Do Farm Operations Need To Consider Cybersecurity?

CybersecurityCybersecurity Dr. Lane Arthur and James Johnson, John Deere, share how cybersecurity will be an ongoing concern, even for farmers and ranchers. Technology use is pervasive and growing, being vigilant is important [video].
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