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Jim Compart, Dr. Steve Larsen - Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy


Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy - Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms; Dr. Steve Larsen, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Collette Kaster - Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy


Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy - Collette Kaster, PAACO, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Auditors Coming on To Your Farm? What Should You Expect of Them?

Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK AcademyWho Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? Ms. Collette Kaster, PAACO, helps farm operations managers and staff understand what goes into becoming a certified farm auditor and what should be expected of the auditor. Ms. Kaster shares the reasoning behind certification and the value it brings to all involved. Ms. Kaster also shares what the future of auditing may bring and what is needed to improve the process [video].

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.

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