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2016 Missouri Pork Expo

2016 Missouri Pork Expo2016 Missouri Pork Expo February 9-10, 2016, Columbia, Missouri, USA, highlighted focus on reaching out to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors. Session included helping young exhibitors learn about reducing the risks of animal health issues, proper use of medication, and developing awareness on animal welfare programs..

Can Clean Water Rules Work For All?

Water Regulations Update: Waters of the United States and Buffer StripsWater Regulations Update: Waters of the United States and Buffer Strips Warren Formo, Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center, and Joe Smentek, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, share an overview on the Waters Of The US (WOTUS) Clean Water Rule from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr. Formo and Mr. Smentek then offer recommendations for farmers and land owners to help them understand the WOTUS rule, how to get involved in the rule interpretation process, and what legislative, regulatory, and policy actions are expected in the future [video].

Keeping An Eye On Trade, Updates And Future

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update Maria Zieba, Manager of International Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), shares background on the activities where the NPPC actively participated to represent US pork interests. Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), West Coast Ports Slowdown, and foreign pork bans are just a few of these NPPC is working on. Ms. Zieba closes with 2016 and 2017 issues that are on the radar and what pork producers need to know for their planning [video].

Maria Zieba - Pork Trade Update


Pork Trade Update - Maria Zieba, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Paul Sundberg - Preparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center Update


Preparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center Update - Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

2016 Minnesota Pork Congress

2016 Minnesota Pork Congress2016 Minnesota Pork Congress January 18 - 20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN, USA, focused the challenging price environment causing producers to seek efficiency improvements and maximize productivity. There was also strong interest and well-attended presentations included the special panel on "The Future of Antibiotic Use".

2015 North American PRRS Symposium

2015 North American PRRS Symposium2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA, offers academia and industry information on research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses.

Can DNA Shuffling Offer Path To PRRSv Vaccine?

Designing PRRSV Vaccines for Heterologous ProtectionDesigning PRRSV Vaccines for Heterologous Protection Dr. X.J. Meng, VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, looks at designing Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) vaccine for heterologous protection. Dr. Meng states that PRRS remains a major problem to the global swine industry. Dr. Meng also mentions there is an emergence of new and more virulent PRRSv strains, like “porcine high fever disease” caused by a highly pathogenic PRRSv. A conclusion from developing a PRRSv vaccine: DNA shuffling offers an opportunity for rational design of PRRSv MLV vaccines that confer heterologous protection [video].
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