Feed technologies are Key U.S. pork exports, trade policies and ractopamine continue to be at the center of many discussions. Unfortunately, many of these discussions do not include all of the facts or perspectives on how the US pork industry may see impact to the domestic and export business. Additionally, it is important to provide and address many questions that the industry may have. The Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference (July 16, 2013) provides perspectives as well as answers questions [Panel page].
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) reached U.S. shores in a big way this summer, and research funding has continued to flow in recent months from many sources. The University of Minnesota just announced the availability of a faster, more economical testing method. I spoke with Director of UMN's Vet Diagnostic Lab, Dr. Jim Collins, about the illness and testing tool.
Why the noise from consumer groups? - Dr. Richard Raymond (panelist), Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA, from the Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference, July 16, 2013, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA.
What is the on-farm impact of removing technologies? - Rob Brenneman (panelist), Owner, Brenneman Pork , from the Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference, July 16, 2013, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA.
What is the Infection Chain Concept? Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.
Swine Production Infection Chain Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, talks about the infection chain concept as it relates to Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (Mhp). The infection chain concept is the movement of infectious disease agents from breeding herds to the offspring production flows (with resulting production losses up to and including the market swine phase). Dr. Baumert closes with note that control of 'Infection Chain Disease' at the gilt source level can control significant economic loss throughout the production chain.