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Comparison of Intestinal Lesions

Comparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge modelComparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge model Dr. Jessica Seate, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, presents research on a comparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge model. Dr. Seate concludes with a summary that shares that IHC scores and histologic lesions (H&E) were lower for Enterisol® Ileitis group compared to the Porcilis® Ileitis and NVC groups, Enterisol® Ileitis had lowest percentage of PCR positives at necropsy, and IgG Lawsonia ELISA titers are not indicative of protective immunity [video].

Efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV

Efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challengeEfficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challenge Dr. Reid Philips, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, shares insights on the efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challenge. Key findings include: Ingelvac PRRS® MLV demonstrated significant protection against a virulent PRRSv ‘174’ challenge: 1) Significant reduction in viremia, 2) Significant reduction in lung lesions, and 3) Significant improvement in Daily Gain. Also, Ingelvac PRRS® MLV continues to demonstrate cross protection against new-emerging field strains [video].

2017 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on the Pork Quality Initiative (What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? and Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling) and how social media is used on pork farms (Social Media in Pork Production). Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

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 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].

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].

SwineCast 0987, WPX - Foreign Animal Disease Planning

SwineCast 0987 Show Notes:
  • Bill Northey, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, was on hand at World Pork Expo to share the importance of preparation in the eventuality of a foreign animal disease outbreak. He talks with Dave Russell. Business Continuity Plans for foreign animal disease issues are key to have in place now so when issues like avian influenza hit, stakeholders and communities have a starting point to help handle the issues. Plan updates are still needed over time to adjust to the lessons learned from past events and to incorporate new concerns coming in the future. Engagement of all participants is a key element for such plans to succeed.

SwineCast 0986, WPX - Secure Pork Supply With National Pork Board's Dr. Patrick Webb

SwineCast 0986 Show Notes:
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