How Do Consumers Perceive Eating? Dr. Dustin Boler, University of Illinois, shares how seasonality and consumer perceptions play a part in pork quality. Dr. Boler also highlights research on pork meat and points out correlations observed between ham wights and belly firmness.
The Morrison Group discusses the transfer and development of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus with Dr. Linda Saif, professor at the Center for Microbial Interface Biology at The Ohio State University. Dr. Saif presented at this year's AASV conference and will be delivering a keynote presentation at the 2015 Leman Conference coming in September.
Antibiotics used in animals Raised for Food - Perception vs. reality - Dr. Richard Raymond, M.D., former U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Food Safety, from the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA.
What does Guidance 213 and the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Rule mean on the farm? - Dr. Scott Stehlik, D.V.M., director, technical operations, The Maschhoffs, from the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Antibiotics, Trade, and Pork Quality The 2015 World Pork Expo (June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA) offered other interests beyond the past several years of PEDv: International Trade and Pork Quality sessions offered inside on how consumer are driving business. Also on the conversation channels: Antibiotics and new changes shared by the U.S. FDA.
The U.S. FDA released new information on the use of antibiotics and agriculture. Dr. Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board, and Dr. Harry Snelson, American Association Swine Veterinarians, break down the new changes and their implications. Dr. Koeman and Dr. Snelson also provide producers guidance points on what to do to prepare farms and staff [video].
Dr. Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board, points out the definition of Sow Lifetime Productivity and provides data that challenges some of the traditional views of improving Sow Lifetime Productivity. Dr. Hostetler offers research that can help improve productivity. Key take away: Improvement in sow lifetime productivity will substantially impact profitability of all phases of production [video].