Are Feed Prices Good or Bad? Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, Inc., provides context about how last fall's government shut down impacted the economics of pork production and what data was missing. Dr. Meyer also provided insights on what is on the horizon for meat supplies and their prices.
Do You Know Your Ps? Dr. Pete Lasley, Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC, covers basic information on PRRS and PEDV to help farm management and staff better manage their herds. Dr. Lasley also provides a timely update on PEDV in North America.
Are Your Lagoons Working? Jerry Foster, Environmental Manager, Cargill, moderates a panel discussion about lagoon management. The panel looks at how to stay focused on applying state and federal regulations into day to day farm operations. Panel tips provided can also help improve your staff's productivity.
Do You Have Solid Solutions For Your Pit? Dr. Ted Funk, Ted Funk Consulting, offers a series of actions to help manage swine manure pits. Dr. Funk offers input on ventilation, pumping, foaming, level management, and manure nutrient value. Dr. Funk suggests that operations be focused on safety & airy quality, environmental protection, and plan for best use of nutrients.
Looking At Swine Farm Data Dr. Daniel Linhares, PIC/Agroceres, provides some perspectives on what has been learned regarding the impact of modified live virus (MLV) or live virus inocula (LVI) in the load-close-expose (L-C-E) protocol for breeding herd stabilization. Dr. Linhares shares research metrics and how processes have changed as a result.