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Risks & Opportunities: Livestock & Poultry Outlook

Livestock & Poultry OutlookLivestock & Poultry Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Vice-President, Pork Analysis, EMI Analytics, provides a refresher on the livestock & poultry outlook, issues to monitor, and opportunities to think about. Dr. Meyer ends with some indicators on the risks being tracked, like Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and major export disruptions [video].

Weather, Weather, Weather!

Weather Outlook 2016 & BeyondWeather Outlook 2016 & Beyond Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, provides an update on how weather has impacted / helped farmers. Dr. Taylor provides background info on how weather history has changed and what it means for farmers today. Dr. Taylor emphasizes risk management is a key element on crop management and farmers need to get serious on using risk management techniques [video].

Sow Seasonal Infertility, Weather, And Biology

Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop Mitigation Strategies for SwineUnderstanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop Mitigation Strategies for Swine Dr. Jason Ross, Iowa State University, share research to help understand the biology of seasonal infertility and to develop mitigation strategies for swine. Key take aways: Heat stress has direct negative effects on oocyte and early embryo development in pigs, plus prenatal exposure to heat stress could compromise the efficiency of pork production [video].

Checkoff Marketing Spends For 2016: Just Grill It

What Would the Grill Say? Checkoff Consumer CampaignWhat Would the Grill Say? Checkoff Consumer Campaign Ceci Snyder, National Pork Board, shares the planning and activity around Pork Checkoff funded consumer marketing. Ms. Snyder shares examples of the summer and fall media campaigns, metrics, and what the goals are for the rest of the year [video].

Trade and Exports: US Pork Focus On Risks

U.S. Exports & International TradeU.S. Exports & International Trade Becca Nepple, National Pork Board, and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is "Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?" and "How long will the China opportunity last?" Dr. Hayes closes with two key points: The long run opportunities for US pork are enormous, especially if we continue to implement trade agreements, and over-reliance on China brings enormous risks (South China Sea, Steel, Chicken, DDGS, Self Sufficiency, Trump) [video].

Do Farm Operations Need To Consider Cybersecurity?

CybersecurityCybersecurity Dr. Lane Arthur and James Johnson, John Deere, share how cybersecurity will be an ongoing concern, even for farmers and ranchers. Technology use is pervasive and growing, being vigilant is important [video].

A Veterinarian's View: Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Preparing for Changes to Antibiotic UseChanges on Antibiotic Usage - Preparing for Changes to Antibiotic Use Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center, provides specific actions on being ready for the Veterinary Feed Directive by January 1, 2017. Dr. Holst's main take away is to establish, today, your Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) and communicate frequently with everyone involved with your operations, including staff, management, feed mills, veterinarians, suppliers, and customers [video].

American Feed Industry Association: Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Background, Now, And January 1Changes on Antibiotic Usage - Background, Now, And January 1 Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association, highlights how the Veterinary Feed Directive idea was developed and where it is today. Mr. Sellers also explains the timeline and some of the current hurdles to being ready for January 1, 2017. His main take away is be proactive and be flexible [video].

Pork Academy National Pork Board Funded Research

Pork Academy National Pork Board Funded ResearchPork Academy One of the National Pork Board’s responsibilities is for Checkoff-funded research. The Pork Checkoff page of SwineCast highlights recent Checkoff-funded research that producers may find valuable on their farm.

US Ambassador Darci Vetter - Opportunities for U.S. pork in a global market - Full Transcript


Full Transcript - Opportunities for U.S. pork in a global market - Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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