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Ms. Francia Maras - Beyond the Farm - What is possible with big data?


Beyond the Farm - What is possible with big data? The human example - Ms. Francia Maras, IRI, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

This presentation is no longer available at the presenter’s request.


2018 Minnesota Pork Congress

2018 Minnesota Pork Congress2018 Minnesota Pork Congress The 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress brought out many people looking to understand the markets, animal health issues, and food health research. Dr. Steve Meyer and Dr. Dermot Hayes provided details on the economy and the impacts of politics to pork producers. Dr. Dave Wright continued with his Secure Pork Supply story for producers to really internalize. And Nina Tiecholz, Investigative Journalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author, shared the back story on "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet", and why certain kinds of human nutritional research is not seeing the light of day. Held January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Yes, Farmers and Environmental Groups Can Work Together!

Uncommon Allies - Farmers and Environmental GroupsUncommon Allies - Farmers and Environmental Groups Joe Smentek, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, shares details on approaches and efforts to work with environmental groups to help tackle a common issue. Mr. Smentek details some specific examples of cooperation occurring in Minnesota and the results of those efforts [video].

What Is The State Of The Pork Markets?

Market Outlook From The MN Pork CongressMarket Outlook From The MN Pork Congress Dr. Steve Meyer, Economist, Kerns & Associates, gets to the point with the current state of the markets in the USA and compares them to the other protein options. Dr. Meyer pointed out that new processing plants coming on line are not yet up to capacity plus emphasized the impacts that policy level decisions may have on the 2018 economy, and specific impacts to pork [video].

What Is The Global Pork Export Outlook?

Pork Export OutlookPork Export Outlook Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, provides global insight on the imports and exports of pork. He highlights the major players and where China is getting their pork besides the USA. On the subject of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Dr. Hayes said pulling out of this agreement would be disastrous for US pork producers [video].

Dr. Dave Wright - Preparing for a Foreign Animal Disease: An overview of the Secure Pork Supply Plan


Preparing for a Foreign Animal Disease: An overview of the Secure Pork Supply Plan - Dr. Dave Wright, Wright Veterinary Services, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer - Market Outlook From The MN Pork Congress


Market Outlook For The MN Pork Congress - Dr. Steve Meyer, Economist, Kerns & Associates, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Dr. Dermot J. Hayes - Pork Export Outlook


Pork Export Outlook - Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Professor of Economics, Iowa State University, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Swine Business Future In A Co-opetition World

Cooperation, Competition, and CoopetitionCooperation, Competition, and Coopetition Dr. Rebecca Liu, Management School, Lancaster University, shares thoughts on how competitors can advance together in a co-opetition model. Dr. Liu offers several case studies to help understand the idea that one plus one can be greater than two in a cooperatively competitive swine business world [video].

Pork Export Market Thoughts As 2017 Closes

Export MarketsExport Markets Dr. Steve Meyer, Pork Analysis, Express Markets, Inc., provides an update on pork export markets and summarizes the current issues in the financial markets. From the 2017 Midwest Pork Conference, December 5, 2017, in Danville, Indiana, USA, Dr. Meyer takes questions on NAFTA's future, emphasizing some of the short term impacts and possible consequences.

One interesting point about a possible NAFTA change is that Mexico would continue to buy pork from the US in the short term but would pay a lower price. Longer term, Mexico would line up new suppliers, one of which would be Canada [video].
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