SwineCast Industry

What Should Happen With Sow Care (Gestation/Lactation Management)?

sow care Dr. Steve Dritz presents data from several studies to help improve sow gestation and lactation management. From the 2010 Midwest Pork Conference, September 15, 2010, Danville, IN, USA.
Oxytocin usage, remember to use it later in the process.

How is Iowa's Pork Industry?

Iowa's pork industry is at a crossroads.  Additional themes include new pricing levels of feed grains, regulatory revision and the impact of legislative and marketing changes.  Will producers respond to today's pricing prompts with expansion (remember those empty barns down the road)?  Or elect to go niche with local and immediate customer transactions for maximum profitability? These presentations from the 2011 Iowa Pork Congress helps provide perspectives and insights.

What Are Global Perspectives on Commodity Price Spikes?


Photo AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File

The Diane Rehm Show brought together four experts on world economies and agriculture to address the current commodity prices and their impact on food, fuel, and fiber.

Consumer Food Trendspotting

The Institute of Food Technologists combines new information from the U.S. Census with consumer purchasing habits and retail rends to provide a detailed report on the American Family's eating habits.

Families with children comprise an influential segment of the U.S. population, and understanding their cooking patterns, health concerns, and dining out preferences is critical to effectively targeting them.

Of note are the two charts depicting U.S. household types by age of householder (image) and % of mothers making a strong effort to limit their child’s consumption of specific substances (image).

Future Of Ag, Is Worth Waiting For?

Economist Brian Briggeman, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch, discusses the outlook for the agriculture economy and international transitions. 

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