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SwineCast 0711, NPPC Calls On Retail Industry To Consult Producers For Animal Housing Issues

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  • The National Pork Producers Council released findings from an industry survey on gestation housing at World Pork Expo which indicates some recent statements made by retailers could lead to supply shortages and other unintended consequences.  NPPC's vice-president of industry relations, Dallas Hockman believe's it's imperative the producers be involved in current and future discussions.  Also in this press conference session at Expo were Dr. Ron Plain to overview the survey and Mark Greenwood to provide a lender's perspective.

SwineCast 0710, Can European Uncertainty Affect Feed Costs?

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  • We've been wondering just how much the uncertainty in the European Union and elsewhere could affect our grains and exports.  Dan O'Brien, research and extension ag economist shares this insight with Eric Atkinson.

Brian Rittgers - Making Safe, Affordable, Abundant Food a Global Reality


Making Safe, Affordable, Abundant Food a Global Reality - Brian Rittgers, Director of Global Management Development, Elanco, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

SwineCast 0709, Country of Original Labeling (COOL) Update

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  • An update on the Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling law given last findings by the World Trade Organization Appellate Court.  Where do we stand and what's next?  Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane talks with Paragon Economics' Dr. Steve Meyers.

SwineCast 0708, Yes! You Can Impact Consumer Perceptions!

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Dr. André Williamson - The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers


The Cost of Increased Regulation to Producers and Consumers - Dr. André Williamson, Agralytica Senior Consultant, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

SwineCast 0706, Consumers Feedback Accelerates Through Social Media

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  • National Grocers Association VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA.   In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two.  We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately."  For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter. 

2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

2012 NIAA Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation 2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting, March 26 - 29, 2012, Denver, CO, USA. Producers, regulators, industry and NGO representatives gathered to go deep on everything from animal identification to disease management and increasing costs. Participants said it was the best NIAA conference yet!

Swine Production In Russia

African Swine Fever Situation in Russia Dr. Lisa Becton provides background on African Swine Fever situation in Russia, and in so doing provides some great background on the state of Russian pork production. Of note is almost half of the Russian pork production is on communal farms, peasant farms, or private small home farms, where the main use of pork production is a waste removal system.

Dr. Lisa Becton - African Swine Fever Situation in Russia


African Swine Fever Situation in Russia - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Information & Research, National Pork Board, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

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