WPX2016

On The Ground Perspective: Common Swine Industry Audit

Common Swine Industry AuditCommon Swine Industry Audit Emily Erickson, New Fashion Pork, and Brian Zimmerman, Zimmerman Hog Farms, provide a large and small operation point of view on having one or more Common Swine Industry Audits at their farms. Ms. Erickson shared her experiences of multiple audits and how each one has helped improve their operations and refine their approaches. Mr. Zimmerman said you can never be 100% and that each audit is an opportunity to learn and improve. Via the Q & A time Ms. Erickson and Mr. Zimmerman help explain their approaches and dealing with audits [video].

Avoiding Disasters: Caring, Training, and Culture

Three Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental DisasterThree Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental Disaster Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, talks about developing an approach to employee safety through caring, training, and culture. Ms.  Hoare shares information on the National Pork Board's tools (Safe Pig Handling and Employee Safety Toolkit) to help create a safe environment for both people and animals [video].

Pig Performance and Care: What Are The Keys?

Keys to Positively Impact Pig Performance and CareMaking Impact Mark Schwartz, Schwartz Farms, provides insights on pig performance and care. Mr. Schwartz spends his day on looking at data to help improve on the performance of a pork operation. Key message: Continuously focus on creating and maintaining a production system to produce robust, healthy pigs [video].

Mark Schwartz - Keys to Positively Impact Pig Performance and Care


Keys to Positively Impact Pig Performance and Care - Mark Schwartz, Schwartz Farms, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Global Pork/Protein Update

Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global MarketUnderstanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shares a set of economic stories that impact the meat industry. Mr. Stuart believes the global economy is wobbly: governments pumping more money into the market, highlights the US currency vs others, Brazil issues, and EU pork prices. Take away is that China is lapping up EU supplies, US production is up (but domestic demand is uncertain), and market "gravity" is up on a long-term basis [video].

Global and European Pig Meat Market

Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing ConditionsFocus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), shares global and European meat sector perspectives. Dr. Higuera points out that China, EU, then the US are the three biggest pork producers and consumers. On the flip side, the EU, USA, and Canada are the three biggest exporters of pork. Dr. Higuera dives into the EU market, consumer perceptions, and the how those perceptions have changed pork production in the EU. Dr. Higuera closes with a thought on how to get to 40 piglets per sow per year [video].

Brett Stuart - Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market


Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market - Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera - Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions


Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions - Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0927, Aptimmune Offering New Vaccination Technology

SwineCast 0927 Show Notes:
  • Aptimmune Biologics is bringing new intra-nasal vaccination technology to the swine industry.  CEO Aaron Gilbertie discusses the company's focus and products at World Pork Expo.
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