Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & Transformations In this panel of swine experts, questions are discussed about handling disease emergencies at a national level, who are the trusted sources of information about the food supply, and the public perceptions of agriculture and how to respond.
Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council, and panelists Dr. Tom Burkgren, Executive Director, American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Jan Hueber, General Manager and Co-Owner, Great Plains Management; and Bob Ruth, President, Country View Family Farms [video].
The Chaos of Vaccine Responses: The Importance of Tissue-Level Activity Dr. David Hurley, Department of Large Animal Medicine, University of Georgia, dives into the science and physiology of tissue level activity and using Chaos Theory (or Complexity Theory if you prefer) to understand vaccine responses. This presentation shares detailed illustrations that explain tissue level events (their duration and strength plus their diversity).
One key takeaway is vaccines are able to protect target tissues other than the vaccine site because once ordered and produced in effective quantity and for the right challenge, the products will enter all body tissues expressing damage and danger. [video].
Ceva U.S. Business Craig Wallace, CEO and North America Pacific Zone Director, Ceva Animal Health, highlight how Ceva is growing and developing the relationships with veterinarians and producers in the U.S. Craig's key message is to "provide value beyond the products." [video].
Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & Transformations - Moderator Neil Dierks, CEO National Pork Producers Council, and panelists Dr. Tom Burkgren, Executive Director, American Association of Swine Veterinarians; Jan Hueber, General Manager and Co-Owner, Great Plains Management; and Bob Ruth, President, Country View Family Farms, from the 2016 Ceva Swine U.S. Launch & Scientific Symposium, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.
Pork Forum 2016 coverage continues with this report to the NPPC delegates by National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks. It's about 15 minutes into the report when Dierks reviews background on the HSUS USDA Pork Trademark lawsuit and shares an interesting exchange between a legislator from North Carolina and Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack. You will want to talk with your congressman after hearing this. The Secretary later backpedaled from these recorded comments.
Questions and Answers Drs. Harding, Hawke, Lindberg, and Rowles participate in the question and answer session to address how they work with people, understand the issues, figure out solutions for their customers, and what communications approaches they use [video].
Missouri Pork Expo brought some focus on reaching out to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors. Session included helping young exhibitors learn about reducing the risks of animal health issues, proper use of medication, and developing awareness on animal welfare programs.
On the topic of Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, talks about working with smaller producers to help them understand the changes coming January 1, 2017 that all producers, big and small, must plan for.
And the topic of BBQ, "Let’s Talk BBQ" by Steve Demaray, Lynch Livestock, shared how the event of a BBQ helps build community. And for the cooking enthusiast, Mr. Demaray shared choosing wood, meat cut selection, and understanding proper "saucing".
From the 2016 National Pork Industry Forum, The Ohio State University's Dr. Lonnie King addresses delegates during the producer update session on issues related to human and animal health antibiotics use.