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2018 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy [link] and how prepare for secure pork [link]. Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

What Is Nutribiosis?

Nutribiosis to Address Pig Production ChallengesNutribiosis to Address Pig Production Challenges Mr. Aart Mateboer, DuPont Business Unit Director, Animal Nutrition, and Dr. Milan Hruby, DuPont Global Senior Application Manager, share research on nutribiosis to address pig production challenges. The focus of the presentations is to show information on how good intestinal health helps optimal swine performance [video].

Mr. Aart Mateboer and Dr. Milan Hruby - Nutribiosis to Address Pig Production Challenges


Nutribiosis to Address Pig Production Challenges - Mr. Aart Mateboer, DuPont Business Unit Director, Animal Nutrition, and Dr. Milan Hruby, DuPont Global Senior Application Manager, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1026, WPX - NPB Jarrod Sutton on pork promotional and market demand activities

SwineCast 1026 Show Notes:

Technology Tools Like CRISPR Are Pork Opportunities

Opportunities for Swine Genetic ImprovementOpportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., shares the opportunities available for genetic improvements in swine through technologies like CRISPR. Some observations: 1) The conversation of biologic and genetic tools like CRISPR are happening and the agriculture livestock world needs to be engaged in the conversation continuously, 2) Collaboration is critical [video].

Being Prepared With Your Business Continuity Plan

Secure Pork SupplySecure Pork Supply Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan and its key aspects. Dr. Zaabel also covers the status of several core initiatives and projects around vaccine stocks, surveillance, and the Secure Pork Supply website. Key message: "there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst." [video].

Understand and Manage Weather Risk

2018 Weather Outlook2018 Weather Outlook Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, reviews the weather forecast tools and metrics for the coming year. Core take away messages: 1) Climate RISK in Agriculture is likely to be greater during the next 20 years (including Florida), 2) Management of Risk is of increasing importance [video].

Dr. Dermot Hayes and Dr. Craig Morris - International Marketing Update


International Marketing Update - Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, and Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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