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Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout

Agriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace DropoutAgriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense, is a former leader of Greenpeace who shares his thoughts on how environmental and climate science today, as it is shared, is clouded by believes that are not sustainable by actual science. Dr. Moore dives into the specifics of current policy and views of governments and organizations related to food, agriculture, and the environment. [video].

Dr. Paul Sundberg - Controlling Emerging Swine Health Challenges


Controlling Emerging Swine Health Challenges - Dr. Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center, from the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. David Schmitt - State Vet Update: Secure Pork Supply


State Vet Update: Secure Pork Supply - Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, from the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, Des Moines, IA, USA.

2016 Missouri Pork Expo

2016 Missouri Pork Expo2016 Missouri Pork Expo February 9-10, 2016, Columbia, Missouri, USA, highlighted focus on reaching out to 4-H and FFA swine exhibitors. Session included helping young exhibitors learn about reducing the risks of animal health issues, proper use of medication, and developing awareness on animal welfare programs..

Keeping An Eye On Trade, Updates And Future

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update Maria Zieba, Manager of International Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), shares background on the activities where the NPPC actively participated to represent US pork interests. Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL), Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), West Coast Ports Slowdown, and foreign pork bans are just a few of these NPPC is working on. Ms. Zieba closes with 2016 and 2017 issues that are on the radar and what pork producers need to know for their planning [video].

Update: Swine Health Monitoring, Analysis, And Plans

Preparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center UpdatePreparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center Update Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), shares an update on the first year of SHIC in operation. Dr. Sundberg outlines the Swine Health Monitoring and Analysis Group and the Swine Disease Matrix Project. Key messages include that trusted data sharing is a must for all producers to benefit, developing risk analysis models will help farm risk planning, and that close coordination between all parties is a must. Dr. Sundberg closes with the specific example of Seneca Valley Virus and how SHIC played a key part [video].

Antibiotics: Ready for January 1, 2017? Mill, Veterinarian, And You

The future of Antibiotic Use: Are you, your feed mill and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017? How did we get here? What does it mean?The future of Antibiotic Use: Are you, your feed mill and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017? How did we get here? What does it mean? Dr. Paul Ruen, Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, asks the question "Are you, your feed mill, and veterinarian ready for January 1, 2017?" Dr. Ruen opens with the media view on the changes that will impact farm animal producers and antibiotic resistance. Dr. Ruen then dives into the message that change is coming and all producers need to plan for that change. He provides specifics on the changes coming and what parts farms, veterinarians, nutritionists, and feed mills must participate in [video].

Veterinarian Persepctive On New Antibiotic Use Regulations

Antibiotics: What do the new regulations mean to the Producer?Antibiotics: What do the new regulations mean to the Producer? Dr. Laura Bruner, Swine Vet Center, provides a vet perspective on new regulations and their meaning to the producers. Dr. Bruner walks through the practical steps on how the veterinary feed directive will change operational activities. Key messages: more communication with veterinarians and nutritionists will occur and accurate documentation plus record keeping on the medications being used in specific formats is a must. Plan and practice for these changes now [video].
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