The Power Of Story?

Sow Bridge/Pork Bridge Session: Importance of Educating Others about Pork ProductionConnection Pigs To Consumers Jon Hoek, Belstra Milling Company, tells the story of Belstra Milling and how it is deeply involved in helping consumers learn more about pork production. Through the story of the Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks, Mr. Hoek explains the background and approach to gaining consumer understanding.

Are Your Ready On The Economic Front?

Markets, Economic Situation, and OutlookEconomic Theory in Practice Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, bring out the state of economics and how it applies to pork production and the related ecosystem of inputs and outputs. Dr. Meyer's presentation contains depth for anyone needing the details, yet his presentation offers the highlights in usable chunks.

SwineCast 0833, Are You Listening To What PED Is Saying?

SwineCast 0833 Show Notes:
  • The advent of PEDV in U.S. herds has some producers on their heels while others are using the calamity as an opportunity to 'up their game'.  Dr. Dale Polson of Boehringer Ingelheim notes PED illuminated weakness in our surveillance systems and suggests a new world-view of data streams and potential health issues.
  • Link to Dr. Polson's video presentation at World Pork Expo.

SwineCast 0825, WPX - NPPC President Hill Recaps WPX Highlights

SwineCast 0825 Show Notes:
  • As the 2014 World Pork Expo drew to a close, finally caught up with producer and National Pork Producers Council President Dr Howard Hill for his take on the information and events of greatest importance.

What PED is Saying?

What PED is Saying... But Are We Listening?Listening? Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, presents a production and economic model to reflect the impacts of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). Dr. Polson shares charts on how farms are bing impacted over time. One of the key take aways: For pork producers to get ahead of the disease and aim to really eliminate PEDV, there needs to be a higher degree of communication, cooperation, coordination, and collaboration than is the norm across the swine industry.

Success and Area Regional Control

The Success of the Area Regional Control ConceptSustaining Success Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim Technical Manager, talk about the area regional control (ARC) concept, how it works, and what it can do to help operations staff manage disease issues. Key is the ARC helps farms achieve greater sustained improvement in health and productivity in their neighborhood than any one can achieve on their own.

What Is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus In North America?

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus In North AmericaPEDv & Diagnostic Labs Keeping Up Dr. Phil Gauger, Iowa State University, shares historical perspective on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and the changes that specific disease brought to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Laboratories. Dr. Gauger suggests that it is key to continue the collaborative efforts amongst the wide swine ecosystem participants if diseases like PEDv are to be eliminated.

Using Area Regional Control Idea On PEDv

IMAGETITLEApplying Diseases Principles Dr. Noel Garbes, Bethany Swine Health Services, provides historical perspective on the Northern Illinois Area Regional Control (ARC) project. Dr. Garbes also highlights how the ARC project is utilized in better understanding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). Dr. Garbes shares several principles that were formed during the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSv) and how they are being utilized in a broad approach to swine diseases.

Dr. Noel Garbes - Utilizing PRRS Area Regional Control for PEDv

Utilizing PRRS Area Regional Control for PEDv - Dr. Noel Garbes, Bethany Swine Health Services, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Dale Polson - What PED is Saying... But Are We Listening?

What PED is Saying... But Are We Listening? - Dr. Dale Polson, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 World Pork Expo, June 4 - 6, 2014, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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