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What Does The Weather Look Like In 2017?

Weather Outlook 2017 & BeyondWeather Outlook 2017 & Beyond Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, provides an update on what the weather will be like through 2017. Dr. Taylor enforces the idea of assigning real values to risk and understanding what they mean. Dr. Taylor discusses some of the key areas on Earth that impact corn and soybean and what to watch for. [video].

How Are We Doing With The Veterinary Feed Directive?

Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK AcademyVeterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive's implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK that highlight some of the areas VFD compliance and activity have been focused on [video].

Snapshot of U.S. Exports & International Trade

U.S. Exports & International Trade - PORK AcademyU.S. Exports & International Trade - PORK Academy Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, walks through a detailed analysis of the global pork trade and how China is changing to meet their pork supply needs. Dr. Hayes' take aways: "China is driving world pork markets and will do so for at least 18 months." and "Unless new subsidies are introduced in China, imports should continue to grow. New subsidies will happen if China becomes concerned about a trade war." [video].

What Are Key Sow Housing Tools Available?

Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK AcademyWalking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK Academy Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, shares how sow housing has changed over the last 20 years. Dr. Safranski looks at some of the parameters that define sow housing today and the movements toward group sow housing. Dr. Safranski closes with the subject of sow housing feeding systems and how to troubleshoot them. [video].

What Is Social Media in Pork Production?

Social Media in Pork Production - PORK AcademySocial Media in Pork Production - PORK Academy Erin Brenneman (Brenneman Farms), Logan Thornton (2017 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow), and Brad Greenway (2017 America's Pig Farmer of the Year) each share their experience of connecting with people outside of agriculture, telling their farm, family, and food story. Each panelist highlights their approach to social media and what kinds of topics they talk about [video].

Sustaining The Secure Pork Supply Implementation

Secure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK AcademySecure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK Academy Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, and Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, share an update on the Secure Pork Supply Plan. Dr. Zaabel outlines the current state of the plan and the details it contains. Dr. Zaabel also steps through a basic scenario of what happens when a foreign animal disease incident happens in the USA, actions that will occur, and impacts to farm operations [video].

How Are The Protein and Consumer Markets Doing?

Protien and Consumer Markets OutlookProtein and Consumer Markets Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Vice President, Pork Analysis, EMI Analytics, provides a focused view on consumer demand and the short term futures that will impact prices and markets. Dr. Meyer also looks at proteins across the board and what planning farm management needs to consider [video].

What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness?

Pork Quality Initiative - What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? - PORK AcademyPork Quality Initiative - What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? - PORK Academy Everett L. Forkner, Owner and President of Forkner Farms Inc., opens his presentation with "What ever happened to old fashioned taste and tenderness?" Mr. Forkner talks about the changes in how pork quality has changed over the years and what efforts are underway to help the consumer connect with the value pork [video].

What Is The Feed Ingredient Outlook?

Feed Ingredient OutlookFeed Ingredient Outlook Eric Scholer, Vice President, EMI Analytics, details how feed markets are working and their impacts to planning [video].

Learn More About The Infection/Prevention Chain

Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™Introducing Infection/Prevention Chain™ Dr. Eduardo Fano, Tech Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, shares and introduction to Infection/Prevention Chain™ to help swine operation staff and animal health professionals know about the approach. Dr. Fano says everything is connected and that mapping the processes will help teams know where the infection points exist. Take aways: The Infection/Prevention Chain concept is a tool for swine diseases management, using the whole herd approach, and it encourages systematic interventions [video].
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