Policy

2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: National Animal Identification System

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2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: COOL Review and Implementation

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COOL - Review and Implementation

2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: Trent Loos Featured Banquet Speaker

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Featured Banquet Speaker

2008 NIAA Animal Care and Well-Being: The US Political Arena

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SwineCast 0283 for March 4 2008

SwineCast 0283 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill negotiations continue with comments from Ag Secretary Shafer
  • Bernie Peet weighs in with thoughts on reaching 30 pigs per sow per year. Link to his website.
  • Practitioner Doug Powers shares experience with 'energy' products and sow nutrition
  • Dr. Peter Brooks of the Univ of Plymouth discusses group housing nutrition... learnings from the E.U.

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Iowa Environmental Regulations and Manure Agreements

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Iowa Environmental Regulations and Manure Agreements has been successfully edited.

Protecting the environment is the goal of all pork producers. To help achieve that goal Eldon will cover Iowa regulations and recommended practices focusing on "gray areas" and DNR interpretations. Particular attention will be given to DNR rules deadlines for phasing in the phosphorus index for MMP annual updates and DNR rules on composting mortalities. With the continued interest in utilizing manure to replace commercial fertilizer, manure agreements are as critical as ever to pork and crop production. Eldon will cover the "do's and don'ts" of manure agreements and the areas of concern he sees in working with individual producers.

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By Eldon McAfee, Beving Swanson & Forrest

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: We are the Champions! By Heidi Vittetoe, JW Vittetoe Pork

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2008 NIAA Annual Meeting Animal Care and Well-Being Conference Material

2008 NIAA Annual Meeting on Animal Care and Well-Being, April 1 - 3, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.



Conference audio from several speaker presentations.

SwineCast 0270 for January 18 2008

SwineCast 0270 Show Notes:

  • Chavez ready to take over agriculture in VenezuelaWalking to Dinner in Banff
  • Rabobank's Fiona Boal looks at pork production outside North America
  • Canadians in Minnesota for Pork Congress.. next stop for delegation (and me) is Iowa Pork Congress. See you there?

SwineCast 0269 for January 15 2008

Dr Dennis Avery at BanffSwineCast 0269 Show Notes:

  • Special conversation with agricultural realist Dr Dennis Avery following his presentation at the Banff Pork Seminar
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