2012 Iowa Pork Congress The 2012 Iowa Pork Congress offered insight and observations on the swine production, economics, and legislative activities. SwineCast bring these presentation experts to you to stay up to date.
Dreaming of a World without PRRS, Part I Evaluating Regional Projects and Opportunities for PRRS Elimination - Dr. Robert Morrison, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, from the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 26, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Dreaming of a World without PRRS, Part II Proven Practical Strategies for PRRS Free Heard - Dr. Jim Lowe, Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD. , from the 2012 Iowa Pork Congress, January 24 - 26, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Energy Savings in Nurseries with Reduced Nocturnal Temperature - Dr. Lee Johnston, Professor, Swine Nutrition and Management, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota , from the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18-19, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
How can you not love this! Pigs that play. This art and design project from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) Wageningen University and Research Centre aims to understand how provide entertainment to pigs.
The driver for this research is European legislation that requires pig farmers to provide entertainment in the pens to combat boredom, aggression and tail biting amongst pigs, which will hopefully eliminate the need for routine tail-docking.
At the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Lee Johnston, professor of Swine Nutrition and Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center of the University of MN presented research on dropping nighttime temperatures in the nursery and lowering fuel costs some 20%. However, how you lower the thermostat and the health of the pigs are significant considerations. Dr. Johnston's full presentation and others will be online soon at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection.