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Technology Tools Like CRISPR Are Pork Opportunities

Opportunities for Swine Genetic ImprovementOpportunities for Swine Genetic Improvement Thomas Titus, TriPork, Inc., shares the opportunities available for genetic improvements in swine through technologies like CRISPR. Some observations: 1) The conversation of biologic and genetic tools like CRISPR are happening and the agriculture livestock world needs to be engaged in the conversation continuously, 2) Collaboration is critical [video].

Being Prepared With Your Business Continuity Plan

Secure Pork SupplySecure Pork Supply Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, reviews the Secure Pork Supply Plan and its key aspects. Dr. Zaabel also covers the status of several core initiatives and projects around vaccine stocks, surveillance, and the Secure Pork Supply website. Key message: "there's no harm in hoping for the best as long as you're prepared for the worst." [video].

Understand and Manage Weather Risk

2018 Weather Outlook2018 Weather Outlook Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, reviews the weather forecast tools and metrics for the coming year. Core take away messages: 1) Climate RISK in Agriculture is likely to be greater during the next 20 years (including Florida), 2) Management of Risk is of increasing importance [video].

Dr. Dermot Hayes and Dr. Craig Morris - International Marketing Update


International Marketing Update - Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, and Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Steve Lerch - A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy


A Digital Revolution: Pork's People Driven Marketing Strategy - Steve Lerch, Google, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns - Market & Grain Outlook


Market & Grain Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer and Joe Kerns, Kerns & Associates, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Elwynn Taylor - 2018 Weather Outlook


2018 Weather Outlook - Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Pam Zaabel - Secure Pork Supply


Secure Pork Supply - Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 1024, WPX - NPB Steve Rommereim provides insight on the coming year

SwineCast 1024 Show Notes:

SwineCast 1023, Dr. Mark Cigan on CRISPR in the development of pig traits and dealing with specific swine diseases

SwineCast 1023 Show Notes:
  • Dr. Mark Cigan, Trait Development Director Genus plc, talks about how CRISPR can be used in the development of pig traits and the future of CRISPR in dealing with specific swine diseases.
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