What Tech is in Ag? Technology is key in any venture and farming is no exception. Tractors and GPS are some well known agriculture technologies. But there are other technologies involved to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to everyone. From software to biotechnology, this #AgChat talks about the various technologies used in agriculture.
PRRS: Where Is It? Dr. Kurt Rossow, DVM, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, has been working on disease mapping (to support PRRS elimination efforts), making it a useable digital tool for farm participants. What has been learned about digitizing map data? Are you comfortable with other people seeing your results as soon as you do? And the interpretation of maps and related data can vary.
Swine Management By Data Dr. Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, provides benchmarking tools and tips that he runs across in barns, especially around record keeping, that help improve the process of production. He suggests there will be an increase in barn construction; with this new construction there needs to be some planning to support record keeping! Dr. Brumm adds information on fuel and utility use and what some of the triggers are that need to be monitored.
Managing High Feed Costs - Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Professor and Swine Extension Specialist, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, from the 2013 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16-17, Minneapolis, MN, USA.