2014 NIAA The Precautionary Principle, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA. The precautionary principle---sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive, and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years. Is it Better Safe Than Sorry or a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation? How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050?
Truffle Media's John Blue connects with Monsanto's VP of Corporate Engagement, Jesus Madrazo at the recent Agribusiness Council of Indiana Conference and Expo in Indianapolis. The discussion centered on helping consumers understand the value of agricultural technologies.
Not All PRRSV Antibodies are Created Equal - Dr. Bob Rowland, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, from the 2013 North American PRRS Symposium, December 7-8, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.
PRRS ARC and Beyond: Applying the Principles of PRRS Control, Maximizing Immunity - Minimizing Transmission, What Are We Learning? - Dr. Tim Loula, Swine Vet Center, from the 2013 North American PRRS Symposium, December 7-8, 2013, Chicago, IL, USA.
2014 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 14-15, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Minnesota producers arrived at the 2014 MN Pork Congress looking for information on equipment and health issues. Lower feed costs may be leading producers to expand. However the number of feeding spaces open due to PEDV is still open to discussion.
This Pig Has Data Dr. Tom Stein, Executive Chairman at MetaFarms, Inc., shares how swine farms and systems are benchmarked for nursery, finishing and wean to finish close out information.
In helping present the information on about 14 million pigs, Dr. Stein suggests that operations accept variation and manage for it. Also, he suggests that the frontier of managing operations is dealing with space, flow and weight and recommends operations teams think prediction factors vs risk factors.