What factors are driving trade challenges in the US pork industry? - Brett Stuart (panelist), Partner, Global AgriTrends , from the Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference, July 16, 2013, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA.
How do we bring technology into a global market? - Rob Aukerman (panelist), President, U.S. Operations, Elanco, from the Paylean Panel Discussion at the 2013 National Pork Industry Conference, July 16, 2013, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA.
Trichinosis is a non-issue for most swine producers employing modern production methods. But as Dr. Dermot Hayes of Iowa State explained at World Pork Expo's Pork Academy, its no small matter in the world of pork exports.
Canadian swine producers expressing concern over proposed sow housing changes to the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code of Practice, according to Saskatchewan Pork's Producer Services Manager, Harvey Wagner. He talks with Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochane.
Which Way Is Up? Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins. He reminded people that in 2012 he said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. In summary Dr. Meyer says that corn belt rains have been good, now we need some warm dry days.
Key spokesmen for the U.S. pork export trade were recently in Brussels to address their counterparts from other countries. This report from Brussels is an update on current issues and the U.S. perspective.
Pork Export Touch Points Various experts provide an update on the impacts of exports on pork producers. The speaker series includes Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board; Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board; Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council; and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University. The US is the largest exporter of pork in the world, passing the EU as top exporter in 2012. With the US pork producers exporting 27% of their products, any policy shifts or regional changes can have a large affect on the US pork business. Of note are comments by Laurie Hueneke (NPPC) on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Dr. Hayes' comments on the impact of trichinae restrictions.
Export Issues & World Markets - Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board, Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board, Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.