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The State Of Pork Today

Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & TransformationsSwine 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].

Using Complexity Theory To Understand Swine Vaccine Responses

 The Importance of Tissue-Level ActivityThe 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].

Providing Value Beyond The Products

Ceva U.S. BusinessCeva 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].

Panel Discussion - Swine Industry Expectations, Innovations & Transformations


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.

SwineCast 0908, NPPC CEO Neil Dierks Reports To 2016 Pork Industry Forum Delegates

SwineCast 0908 Show Notes:
  • 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. 
  • Link to NPPC's Washington Report Year In Review

SwineCast 0907, NPPC President Prestage Welcomes Pork Forum 2016 Delegates

SwineCast 0907 Show Notes:
  • Past National Pork Producers Council President Dr. Ron Prestage shares delegate comments during Pork Industry Forum 2016.

From The Panel

Q & A PanelQuestions 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].

Dr. Craig Rowles - Back to the Future: Producing Food in a Changing Consumer Environment


Back to the Future: Producing Food in a Changing Consumer Environment - Dr. Craig Rowles, Chief Operating Officer, Biova LLC, from the 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Swine Health Seminar, February 26, New Orleans, LA, USA.

SwineCast 0905, Pork Forum - Dr. Lonnie King Outlines Antibiotic Resistance Discussion

SwineCast 0905 Show Notes:
  • 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.
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