Risk Management

SwineCast 1181, Predictive Modeling Tools To Assess Risks Of African Swine Fever In Colombia

SwineCast 1181 Show Notes:
  • From the 2021 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, Mario Peña with PorkColombia, shares an update on PorkColombia's approach to understanding and monitoring African Swine Fever risks within the country of Colombia.

SwineCast 1102, At The Meeting - Facing The Swine Production Realities Of COVID-19

SwineCast 1102 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison discusses making difficult decisions during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by guest John Schwartz, CEO and President of Schwartz Farms.
  • In the midst of making difficult decisions, Schwartz made time to talk with the 'At The Meeting' hosts. Schwartz describes the multiple actions his team is taking to ramp down production and confront the reality of euthanasia.
  • "A good business has to make difficult decisions," Schwartz says.
  • This is the fifth in a series of recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry. "At the Meeting, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison" is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc..

SwineCast 1100, At The Meeting - COVID-19: A Leader Leading

SwineCast 1100 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison discusses leadership during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by guest Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board.
  • The group discusses leadership during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opportunity for society to recognize animal agriculture's importance.
  • "Right now, competence, leadership, and work are more valuable than ideology or politics," Even says.
  • This is the fourth in a series of recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry. "At the Meeting, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison" is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc..

Panel - Contracts, Insurance, and Risk Management Oh my!

Contracts, Insurance, and Risk Management Oh my! - What can you do to protect yourself, your farm, and your pigs from disasters?Contracts, Insurance, and Risk Management Oh my! - What can you do to protect yourself, your farm, and your pigs from disasters? Have you ever wondered what is written into your contracts or what type of insurance you need to protect yourself from an emergency like a foreign animal disease or a barn fire? Panelists talked about force majeure clauses, to insurance tips, to market options for emergencies [video].

Understanding Human Behavior In Biosecurity Decision Making

Explanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human BehaviorExplanation And Demonstration Of Agent-Based Models (ABM) That Account For Human Behavior University of Vermont's Dr. Gabriela Bucini, Dr. Eric Clark, and Mr. Ollin Langle describe a tool to help to visualize the dynamics of swine diseases and how they spread, and to better understand how human behavior affects the transmission of swine diseases [video].

Weather, Weather, Weather!

Weather Outlook 2016 & BeyondWeather Outlook 2016 & Beyond Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, provides an update on how weather has impacted / helped farmers. Dr. Taylor provides background info on how weather history has changed and what it means for farmers today. Dr. Taylor emphasizes risk management is a key element on crop management and farmers need to get serious on using risk management techniques [video].

Pork Risk and Opportunities

Pork Economic UpdateTrade and Consumer Trends Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says one of the key issues this year is the fundamental shift in the costs side of grains. The industry is past the ethanol and really tight supply situations and that the pork industry will not be going through those two issues in a while. Dr. Meyer suggests the new risks to monitor: trade issues, PEDv impact on pre-weaning mortality falls to near zero, and demand weakening.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Economic Update


Economic Update - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., from the 2015 Missouri Pork Expo , February 10 - 11, 2015, Columbia, MO, USA.

Rob Christine and Dinah Peebles - The New Swine Industry Audit


The New Swine Industry Audit - Rob Christine and Dinah Peebles, National Pork Board, from the 2015 Missouri Pork Expo , February 10 - 11, 2015, Columbia, MO, USA.

Emerging Disease Response Planning

Emerging Disease Response PlanningBeing Vigilant Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, shares how planning and preparedness is being modified to be ready for the next foreign and emerging animal diseases. The emergence of PEDv required many plans and tools to be built from the ground up, which took more time than anticipated. Based on those PEDv experiences, Dr. Webb outlines the new frameworks and planning tools being put in place by industry, organizations, and government.
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