SwineCast Industry

Agvocacy 2.0: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm


At SXSW on March 13, Emily Zweber (organic dairy), Jeff Fowle (rancher), Chris Chinn (pork), and Zach Hunnicutt (row crops) will share how farmers are using social and new media to bridge the gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people who are not. The panel, moderated by Marla Schulman, are all family farmers who are driven and deeply committed to agriculture and want to share what they have with others.

Don't Play Craps With Mortality

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Dr. Sarah Probst-Miller offers direction on avoiding diarrhea for your operations. From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.

What does 1% mortality cost you on a per pig basis? Between $0.35 to $0.50 per pig.

Perspective on the Hog Forecast 2010

hog outlook How are inputs costs going to change and what are some options to keep feed costs affordable for your operations? From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.
What will Drive the corn, soybean, and wheat markets???

How Can You Improve Professionalism In Barn Culture?

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Don Tyler offers some tactics and strategy paths to help improve the barn / work culture so that your operations become productive, profitable, and positive. From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.

Do you think that today's employees are naturally drawn to, or instinctively interested in, the Core Values that are essential in your business?

What Are the Antibiotic Issues In The Legislature?

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What are the public policy issues in Washington DC and how will that affect swine operation and the industry? From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.

There are a lot of challenges today for food and agriculture.
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