Technology

SwineCast 1053, Emerging Technology Trends For Precision Livestock Farming

SwineCast 1053 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a series of conversations with experts on precision livestock farming (PLF), where using smart software can track pigs using sight and sound.
    • Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, highlights the goal of the 2019 AASV Emerging Technology Session.
    • Next Dr. Josh Peschel, Iowa State University, shares how vision can be used to understand pig behavior as it relates to their health
    • and finally Dr. Seth Krantz, Tosh Farms, shares how sound can be used to monitor for pig coughs and how it was used in a study at Tosh Farms.

Maure Can Help You Make Money

Economics of Manure Handling & ApplicationEconomics of Manure Handling & Application Laura Pepple, Puck Enterprises, details what helps manure have a return on investment. She outlines the advancements of dragline manure application equipment and layflat hose, and the economics of various systems [video].

SwineCast 1050, ATM - Explore Lawsonia and the Swine Gut Microbiome

SwineCast 1050 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the group discusses the swine gut microbiome and what is considered a good or bad microbiome.
  • Show hosts Dr. Montse Torremorell, Dr. Tom Wetzell, and Dr. Gordon Spronk, chat with Dr. Fernando Leite, Boehringer Ingelheim's enteric technical manager. Dr. Leite provides an overview of what a microbiome is and how it is a new and important area of research in animal health. With next generation sequencing techniques to help understand what is going on inside pig microbiomes, researchers hope to come up with new and more effective ways to treat diseases.

2019 Iowa Pork Congress

2019 Iowa Pork Congress2019 Iowa Pork Congress, January 23 - 24, 2019, Des Moines, IA, USA. Panel presentations helped attendees learn about environmental stewardship, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae elimination, and Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD) preparation and action.

Nuisance Case And The Bottom Line?

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, bring producers at the Iowa Pork Congress up to date on recent rulings with respect to nuisance cases. Eldon covered the specifics of new rulings and details what producers should be thinking about when they want to expand. Eldon also reviews cases in other states and how they may impact future litigation [video].

SwineCast 1048, Answering Disease Preparedness Questions

SwineCast 1048 Show Notes:
  • From the 2019 Iowa Pork Congress, panelists Dr. Craig Rowles (Iowa Cage Free), Dr. Neal Benjamin (Carthage Veterinary Service), Dr. Pam Zaabel (Iowa State University), and Dr. Andrew Hennenfent (Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship) address disease preparedness questions from the audience.

2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability

2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability2018 NIAA Strategy Forum on Livestock Traceability, September 25 - 26, 2018, Kansas City, MO, USA. This series brought together practitioners and farm management & staff to look at the current issues and possible solutions for animal tracibility.

2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15 - 18, 2018, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. African Swine Fever was a key talking point, with four special presentations [presentation play list] sharing the risks and issues with the virus.

SwineCast 1041, The Squeal - On Creating A Biosecurity Culture

SwineCast 1041 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of The Squeal, a team of experts addresses a topic of greatest concern to the collective industry mind, biosecurity. Sharing hands on techniques and implementation ideas are Dr. Joel Nerem (Pipestone Veterinary Services), Dr. Andrea Pitkin (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team), and Dr. Jess Wadell (PIC Health Assurance Veterinary Team).
  • Biosecurity - It's something that just doesn't happen from 8:00 to 5:00, it has to be 24/7. It has to be on the weekends, it has to be on the holidays. It just has to be part of what people do every day, and it's often not convenient. The things that this episode talks about are going to prevent disease and are not convenient. That's why it has to be culture. It has to be just ingrained.

Feed and Swine Health

American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Response and PerspectivesAmerican Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Response and Perspectives Leah Wilkinson provides an American Feed Industry Association response and perspective on swine health as it relates to feed and feed ingredients [video].
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