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What Are Some Antibiotic Alternatives?

Sub-Therapeutic Growth-Promoting Antibiotic Alternatives - PORK AcademySub-Therapeutic Growth-Promoting Antibiotic Alternatives - PORK Academy Wes Schweer, Iowa State University, provides a detailed review and evaluation of growth promoting antibiotic alternatives in the literature.

While the research does not make any recommendations on the best antibiotic growth promotant (AGP) alternatives or genetic background and health status to best evaluate on, the research does recommend necessary parameters that should be recorded and at which times, project designs to best translate smaller scaled research to the industry, and useful parameters to (or not) measure that may relate to altered pig performance/morality [video].

Bring Connections Together To Influence

Implementing a Farm Influencer TourImplementing a Farm Influencer Tour What does it take to bring in influencers to help share the word about food and farming? This panel conversation highlights how the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean brought together a team to create #FarmFoodTour. Panel includes Meagan Cramer, Director of Communications & Marketing, Kansas Farm Bureau, moderator; Jancey Hall, Program Manager, Kansas Soybean; Stacey Forshee, Grain and Beef Farmer; LaVell Winsor, Grain Farmer; Abby Heidari, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, from the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Connect To Protect, May 3 - 4, 2017, Kansas City, MO, USA. [video].

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].

Dr. Dennis DiPietre - Wean-Finish Economics of OvuGel


Wean-Finish Economics of OvuGel - Dr. Dennis DiPietre, KnowledgeVentures, LLC, from the 2017 AASV Symposium, February 25, 2017, Denver, CO, USA.

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].

Pork Consumer Connections And Producer Perspectives

The Consumer Connection: A Producer PerspectiveThe Consumer Connection: A Producer Perspective Cristen Clark (Iowa Pork Producer & Food Blogger), Jarrod Bakker (Iowa Pork Producer), and Gary Sovereign (Iowa Pork Producer) share their thoughts on how they are working to help find and sustain the consumer to farm connection - "We need to continue telling our story and finding shared values with the consuming public to build trust." Cristen discusses how she shares her farm to table story, Jarrod talked about his experience being nominated for America’s Pig farmer of the Year, and Gary shares info on a project he spearheaded in his community that gives youth the opportunity to be involved in the industry and highlights their efforts to the public. [video].

Regulations & Nuisance Case Updates

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee discusses practical aspects of compliance with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulations as well as other environmental compliance and protection. Eldon also discusses current Iowa environmental regulations, specifically the DNR livestock rule changes that went into effect on December 14, 2016, and provides an update of current nuisance cases across Iowa. [video].
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