SwineCast Industry

When Media Knocks, What Are You To Do?

Setting the Record Straight: Working With Biased MediaSetting the Record Straight: Working With Biased Media This panel presentation highlights what happened when a the Chicago Tribune asked the Illinois Pork Producers for information about and access to pork farms. Jennifer Tirey, Executive Director, Illinois Pork Producers, Phil Borgic, Owner & Operator, Borgic Farms, and Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President, Communications, National Pork Board, share how the story developed, what actions they took, and how data was used to understand the impacts to the business of pork [video].

What You Need To Know About Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality

Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water QualityManure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality In this moderated session, Dan Andersen with Iowa State University explains how to put a dollar value on manure, how to offset commercial fertilizer costs with manure, and timing application to maximize nutrient utilization. And Rick Juchems, a pork producer from Iowa, offers insight on how he has incorporated manure into his cover crop program. Sean McMahon, Executive Director of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, is the moderator. [video].

ISU Vet Diagnostic Labs Shares Swine Health Trends

Swine Health Trends from ISU Vet Diagnostic LabSwine Health Trends from ISU Vet Diagnostic Lab Health is always at the forefront of producers’ thoughts as they strive to provide daily care for their animals. This presentation provides a look at emerging health trends that are prevalent in our industry through the eyes of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Iowa State University. Also highlighted are the recent developments of Senecavirus A cases in Iowa, and offer some practical ways producers can prevent it from showing up on their farms. [video].

What Are The OvuGel Economics?

Wean-Finish Economics of OvuGelWean-Finish Economics of OvuGel Dr. Dennis DiPietre, KnowledgeVentures, LLC, walks through the value of OvuGel and highlights several economic factors for its use [video].

Get Your Toolbox for Beginning Farmers

Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers There are many opportunities for a young person to establish themselves in the pork industry. From niche and contract production to transitioning current enterprises to the next generation, Colin Johnson, Iowa State University swine extension specialist, and Dr. William Edwards, Iowa State University, explore the resources and tools available to make this a reality. [video].
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