Risk Management

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.

Risks In Pork Production

Profit Tracker 2015: Economic OutlookLooking At Economics Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, details the factors that will drive the year in pork. Fundamental shifts in the grain and oil seed supply / demand. We have gone through the growth years in biofuels and the prices are now down to more reasonable levels. Dr. Meyer suggests risks to monitor: trade issues, PEDv impact on pre-weaning mortality falls to near zero, and demand weakening.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Pork Industry Economic Outlook


Pork Industry Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2015 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 21-22, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Understanding Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC)

Dr. Matthew Turner - How Does PRDC Affect Swine Production Operations?Disease Severity And Impacts Dr. Matthew Turner, Prestage Farms, and the 2014 AASV Swine Practitioner Of The Year, shares information on how Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) affects swine production operations. His take away: Each animal disease outbreak offers lessons to learn and apply to operation and management practices, so as to be ready for the next one.

Crisis Preparedness and Management

Crisis Preparedness and ManagementBeing Prepared For Anything Ms. Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President of Communications, National Pork Board, helps explain plans in place to allow the pork industry to function if there is a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. Ms. Cunningham also highlights the research on vaccinations in progress and what role communication plays in the event of a crisis.

FMD Vaccination: Preparedness, Availability, and Limitations

FMD Vaccination: Preparedness, Availability, and LimitationsIf Not Vaccination, Then What? James Roth, DVM, Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health and Executive Director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, Iowa State University, talks specifically about foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccinations: its availability, effectiveness, and limitations. Dr. Roth uses the lessons learned from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to highlight approaches to handling animal diseases: what works and what needs adjusting.
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