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Margin Outlook and Strategies to Consider

Margin Outlook and Strategies to ConsiderMargin Outlook and Strategies to Consider Tim Hughes shared CIH strategies for managing margins [video].

Panel - Building Maintenance & Longevity

Building Maintenance & LongevityBuilding Maintenance & Longevity Have you ever wondered how to prioritize upgrades and repairs to your barn to make it last another 50 years? What about the cost of upgrades to your facility? The panel of ag building companies shared tips for making your building continue to last, the cost of upgrades and what new technology is available [video].

Panel - Alternatives to Antibiotics

Alternatives to AntibioticsAlternatives to Antibiotics This panel discussion shared general information, research, and experiences with alternatives to antibiotics for both production efficiencies and treatment replacement [video].

Panel - Manure + Cover Crops Research & Experience

Manure + Cover Crops Research & ExperienceManure + Cover Crops Research & Experience Dr. Dan Andersen shared the latest research on timing and type of manure application and then facilitate discussion with producers on their experiences with various manure application techniques and different cover crops [video].

Coffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case Discussion

Coffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case DiscussionCoffee Chat with Eldon - A Nuisance Case Discussion Eldon McAfee gave a brief presentation updating you on nuisance cases in Iowa and the Midwest followed by a Q & A session moderated by Iowa Pork's Policy Director Drew Mogler [video].

Understanding virus-host interactions to aid ASF vaccine development

African swine fever virus: understanding virus-host interactions to aid vaccine developmentAfrican swine fever virus: understanding virus-host interactions to aid vaccine development Dr. Ana Reis, Pirbright Institute, highlights the science on the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus. Dr. Reis further explains the approach to understanding the interaction between the ASF virus and its host and how that might help in developing an ASF vaccine [video].

Why should we focus our attention to PRRSV in growing pigs?

Why should we focus our attention to PRRSV in growing pigs?Why should we focus our attention to PRRSV in growing pigs? Dr. Montse Torremorell, University of Minnesota, shares what is being learned and highlights the implications for making progress on shifting PRRS research to focus on the grow/finish phase of production [video].

Update On Immune Response To PRRSV

The adaptive immune response to PRRSVThe adaptive immune response to PRRSV Dr. Tobias Kaeser, North Carolina State University, delivers the 2019 Michael P. Murtaugh Memorial Lecture in Immunology at the 2019 North American PRRS/NC-229 Symposium, on PRRS, Emerging, and Foreign Diseases of Swine, held in conjunction with the 2019 CRWAD Conference, November 2 - 3, 2019, Chicago, IL, USA [video].

Keeping African Swine Fever Out: Pipestone Perspective

African Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone PerspectiveAfrican Swine Fever Virus Update: Pipestone Perspective Dr. Scott Dee and Dr. Gordon Spronk, Pipestone Veterinary Services, share their experiences on how to keep African Swine Fever out of the U.S.

Dr. Dee provides a reminder on the evidence that many viruses can survive a long time in extreme conditions. And Drs. Dee and Spronk emphasize that it is a lot better to keep foreign animal diseases out than to have to handle them if they get into the U.S. [video].

Economic Context

Pork Industry Economic UpdatePork Industry Economic Update Dustin Baker, National Pork Producers Council, provides a detailed pork industry economic update with historic context [video].

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