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2017 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on the Pork Quality Initiative (What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? and Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling) and how social media is used on pork farms (Social Media in Pork Production). Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

Snapshot of U.S. Exports & International Trade

U.S. Exports & International Trade - PORK AcademyU.S. Exports & International Trade - PORK Academy Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, walks through a detailed analysis of the global pork trade and how China is changing to meet their pork supply needs. Dr. Hayes' take aways: "China is driving world pork markets and will do so for at least 18 months." and "Unless new subsidies are introduced in China, imports should continue to grow. New subsidies will happen if China becomes concerned about a trade war." [video].

How Are We Doing With The Veterinary Feed Directive?

Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK AcademyVeterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive's implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK that highlight some of the areas VFD compliance and activity have been focused on [video].

Sustaining The Secure Pork Supply Implementation

Secure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK AcademySecure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK Academy Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, and Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, share an update on the Secure Pork Supply Plan. Dr. Zaabel outlines the current state of the plan and the details it contains. Dr. Zaabel also steps through a basic scenario of what happens when a foreign animal disease incident happens in the USA, actions that will occur, and impacts to farm operations [video].

SwineCast 0987, WPX - Foreign Animal Disease Planning

SwineCast 0987 Show Notes:
  • Bill Northey, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, was on hand at World Pork Expo to share the importance of preparation in the eventuality of a foreign animal disease outbreak. He talks with Dave Russell. Business Continuity Plans for foreign animal disease issues are key to have in place now so when issues like avian influenza hit, stakeholders and communities have a starting point to help handle the issues. Plan updates are still needed over time to adjust to the lessons learned from past events and to incorporate new concerns coming in the future. Engagement of all participants is a key element for such plans to succeed.

SwineCast 0986, WPX - Secure Pork Supply With National Pork Board's Dr. Patrick Webb

SwineCast 0986 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0985, WPX - NPPC Discusses Farm Bill Action And Immigration Reform

SwineCast 0985 Show Notes:
  • Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council's Deputy Director for Economics & Domestic Production, stopped in to talk immigration and farm bill priorities with Dave Russell at World Pork Expo. The NPPC has developed a farm bill task force from producers across the country to help identify the top priorities as Congress moves into reauthorizing the Farm Bill. One key ask is the establishment and the enhancement of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank.

SwineCast 0983, WPX - Mandatory Price Reporting Act Update From USDA-AMS

SwineCast 0983 Show Notes:
  • Taylor Cox, USDA Ag Marketing Service, discusses the Mandatory Reporting Act Reauthorization with Dave Russell. In preparation for the reauthorizing process for the Mandatory Reporting Act in 2020 was a series of stakeholder meetings with various feed animal groups and businesses to help develop a set of actions items the would help improve the Mandatory Reporting Act.

Dr. Chris Rademacher - Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy


Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy - Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Pam Zaabel, Dr. Patrick Webb - Secure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK Academy


Secure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK Academy - Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University; Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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