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SwineCast 0773, PEDV - What We Know And Wish We Did

2013-06-25 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0773 Show Notes: One presentation at World Pork Expo was changed from influenza-focused to an update on what's known about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus for producers and vets.  Share this one with your barn staff as the National Pork Board's Dr. Lisa Becton presents. Full video presentation from World Pork Expo. …

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SwineCast 0772, Pork Board Announces New Marketing Push And Funding For PEDV

2013-06-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0772 Show Notes: New President of the National Pork Board, Karen Richter, and CEO Chris Novak provide an update on marketing efforts and quick response for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus funding at World Pork Expo. …

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SwineCast 0771, Antibiotic Legislation Update From World Pork Expo

2013-06-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0771 Show Notes: This quick review on current status of antibiotic legislation provided by NPPC board member Bill Luckey at World Pork Expo. First enacted in 2003, Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA), and 2008, Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act (AGDUFA), allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to collect fees from animal health companies for the review and approval of animal health products, including ones for farm animals and pets. The fees supplement the agency’s annual congressionally-approved appropriations and have enabled FDA to dramatically reduce its review time for new animal drugs, bringing medications to market more quickly while maintaining high standards for safety and effectiveness. …

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SwineCast 0770, NPPC Export Team Reports From Brussels

2013-06-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0770 Show Notes: Key spokesmen for the U.S. pork export trade were recently in Brussels to address their counterparts from other countries. This report from Brussels is an update on current issues and the U.S. perspective. …

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SwineCast 0769, PEDV Panel Convenes And Confers At World Pork Expo

2013-06-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0769 Show Notes: The discussion on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is already showing progress as witnessed by this panel hastily gathered for World Pork Expo. NPPC President-Elect Dr. Howard Hill emceed the discussion before the nearly full room of interested producers and health care providers. …

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SwineCast 0768, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Outbreak Developing Story At World Pork Expo

2013-06-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0768 Show Notes: A lot of information flowing from Des Moines during World Pork Expo.  We'll be sharing conversations related to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) as the story unfolds during the next few days. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks briefed the press corps on the current status. National Pork Board Statement on PEDV. University of Minnesota release on PEDV. …

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SwineCast 0766, What Opportunities Does Ovugel Offer?

2013-05-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0766 Show Notes: Ovugel offers increased efficiencies through breeding and sow herd management.  Dr. Paul Yeske describes his experience in recent trials and suggests some additional benefits you may not have considered.  Link to the Veterinary Medicine Ovugel Website. …

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SwineCast 0765, When Does The Pig Adventure At Fair Oaks Open?

2013-05-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0765 Show Notes: The Fair Oaks Pig Adventure is coming!  Indiana Pork Producers Association Executive Director Michael Platt updates the project status and purpose.  Link to thepigadventure.org website. …

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SwineCast 0767, Canadian Swine Health Information Network A Critical Link For Practitioners

2013-05-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0767 Show Notes: The Canadian Swine Health Information Network (CSHIN) grows in importance as a link for practitioners and health care providers, as Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane shares in this conversation with management team leader Dr. Chris Byra. …

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SwineCast 0764, When Did The Pigs Showing Symptoms Today Really Get Sick?

2013-05-13 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0764 Show Notes: Consultant, educator, practioner Dr. Jim Lowe believes we need to change our diagnostics thought process to provide maximum economic impact with our treatment options.  He presented on "The Chronology of a Cough: Are We Really Looking and Working in the Right Place?" at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium proceeding the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting. Full Video Presentation from the Symposium. …

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SwineCast 0763, Who Is Answering Animal Agriculture Questions On Sustainability?

2013-05-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0763 Show Notes: Consumers are asking about carbon footprints and sustaining agricultural practices because they're interested.  Who's answering?  Jim Fallon of the Center for Food Integrity takes up the flag at the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Conference. National Institute for Animal Agriculture 2013 Annual Conference Presentations. …

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SwineCast 0762, ePigflow Provides Producers Additional Sourcing/Housing Options

2013-05-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0762 Show Notes: ePigflow is a new business created to facilitate the utilization of feeders, weaners and facilities.  General Manager Ryan Cooney notes, "We allow producers to list the pigs and swine barns they have available and help them get connected with other interested producers, and then we facilitate the transactions so there are no surprises." …

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SwineCast 0761, NIAA - What To Do When The Pig Show Breaks With Illness

2013-04-17 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0761 Show Notes: Dr. Bret Marsh, Indiana State Vet, describes a 2012 H3N2 Influenza outbreak at several Indiana fairs and what procedures have been developed for the future.  From the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2013 Annual Meeting. Link to Measures-to-Minimize-Influenza-Transmission-at-Swine-Exhibitions-3-11-13-1.pdf …

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SwineCast 0760, Sexed Semen Soon In Your Swine Operation?

2013-04-09 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0760 Show Notes: Dr. Duane Garner, professor emeritus in Animal Biotechnology at the University of Nevada and consultant with GametoBiology Consulting shares perspective on the potential for prevalent use of sexed semen in the swine industry.  He say's it not likely to be on your farm soon. Approaches Towards Efficient Use of Boar Semen in the Pig Industry New Tools in Future Pig Production for Agriculture and Biomedicie Encapsulation of sex sorted boar semen …

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SwineCast 0759, Canadian Pork Council Director Outlines Possible Response To COOL WTO Finding

2013-03-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0759 Show Notes: Canadian Pork Council Director Martin Rice talks with Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane about the recent response by the USDA to World Trade Organization rulings and how future trading may be impacted. …

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SwineCast 0758, Christian Veterinary Missions Introduce Management Practices And More

2013-03-26 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0758 Show Notes: Christian Veterinary Missions (CVMUSA.org) encourages the sharing of faith along with production technology and training.  Short term missions trips introduce students and practitioners to another world. …

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SwineCast 0757, Exports and Feed Costs Top Concerns For NPPC CEO Dierks

2013-03-22 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0757 Show Notes: National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks recently visited on top issues he sees today and in the near future for the U.S. production industry. …

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SwineCast 0756, Pork Board Updates Delegates On Sow Housing, Announces Educational Series

2013-03-12 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0756 Show Notes: At the 2012 National Pork Industry Forum, the National Pork Board delegates requested a review of sow housing research and policy.  Director of Swine Welfare for the National Pork Board, Sherrie Niekamp provides this overview of the information for the 2013 delegates and announced a series of online information presentations coming soon.   …

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SwineCast 0755, If Exports Drive Expansion, Who's Behind The Wheel?

2013-03-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0755 Show Notes: At National Pork Industry Forum, Chairman of NPPC's Trade Policy Committee, Doug Wolf shares where the action is and what roadblocks are in the way. …

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SwineCast 0754, NPPC CEO Dierks Shares Outlook With Pork Forum Delegates

2013-03-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0754 Show Notes: Producer-delegates at National Pork Forum stay on top of national and international issues through the efforts of the National Pork Producers Council.  NPPC CEO Neil Dierks shares what's on his mind with them and you... on SwineCast. …

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SwineCast 0753, NPPC's Year In Review From National Pork Industry Forum

2013-03-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0753 Show Notes: National Pork Industry Forum brings the two groups which are tasked with protecting and supporting the swine industry through consumer communications, producer research and policy development and support to one location.  In the opening session of the NPPC delegate meeting, current president R.C. Hunt introduced this year in review report. …

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SwineCast 0751, Estate Planning Critical To Operational Survival

2013-02-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0751 Show Notes: Your estate plan has been settled.  But did you drive the plan or did your state's intestate laws?  Brent and Connie Haden, attorneys at Haden and Byrne, offered up some options to attendees at the Missouri Pork Expo.  Connie highlights why its time to get started. Full video presentation here. …

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SwineCast 0752, Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

2013-02-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0752 Show Notes: The Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Networks links healthcare providers to share information and track potential herd health issues.  Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca talks with Dr. Chris Byra about the organization and what's bring vet's to the farm. …

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SwineCast 0750, Engaging The Marketplace For Pork Products

2013-02-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0750 Show Notes: Few of us have time to regularly connect with customers so we rely on our representative organizations to stay in touch. At the Iowa Pork Congress, National Pork Producers Council Vice President of Industry Relations, Dallas Hockman, shares what is being asked of us, the impact of social media and steps we need to consider in the future. …

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SwineCast 0749, Inspections To Accompany New Drug Use Regulations

2013-01-31 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0749 Show Notes: From the 2013 Iowa Pork Congress, Iowa State Extension Swine Vet Dr. Jim McKean overviewed changes in antibiotic availability, and in this excerpt detailed what we might expect as our practices come under closer scrutiny by those regulating authorities. This 15 minute selection is well worth your time and that of your management staff. Full video of presentation at 2013 Iowa Pork Congress page. …

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SwineCast 0747, Prepping Your Production Team For Good PRRS SOP

2013-01-24 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0747 Show Notes: How is the PRRS virus changing?  Is this the 'new normal'? Dr. Scott Dee shares his discoveries from his new position at Pipestone Vet Clinic with attendees at the 2013 MN Pork Congress. Scott's videos and other MN Pork Congress presentations now online. …

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SwineCast 0748, Paying Attention To Ventilation Critical For Health and Wealth

2013-01-24 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0748 Show Notes: Managing your ventilation system during cold weather requires more than turning a dial. Blocking unmanaged air inlets insures sufficient incoming air velocity to keep pigs warm and dry. Automated Production Systems ventilation engineer Mark Oberreuter discusses some common problems he sees in this conversation at the Iowa Pork Congress. …

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SwineCast 0746, Vet Collaboration Basis For Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network

2013-01-10 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0746 Show Notes: An update on the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network which provides real-time data on industry health concerns.  Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca talks with Dr. Chris Byra of Greenbelt Swine Veterinary Services. …

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SwineCast 0745, Finding Feeding Efficiencies On Farm

2013-01-09 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0745 Show Notes: Dr. Mike Ellis from the University of Illinois joins us at the Midwest Pork Conference to discuss areas of efficiency you may have overlooked in your operation. …

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SwineCast 0744, Leading Without Authority - Pushing Rope With No Pull

2012-12-27 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0744 Show Notes: Leadership without authority is a pig of a different color.  If you can't hire and fire, how do you keep the team moving forward?  General Stanley McChrystal found himself in just such an environment as he sought to meet his goals while working both within the U.S. military establishment and with outside contractors and civilians.   Good stuff from the Stanford Graduate School of Business "View From The Top" Series. …

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SwineCast 0743, At The Meeting Revisits Using Herd Closure To Eliminate PRRSv With Review Of Recent Research

2012-12-13 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0743 Show Notes: Dr. Bob Morrison and The Morrison Group follow up on an earlier discussion related to herd closure as a option in eliminating PRRS in an operation.  Now, the data from a recent research project fills in the gaps on this episode of "At The Meeting". Daniel Linhares "How Long Does It Take Herd To Produce PRRS-Negative Piglets" Powerpoint Slides Daniel Linhares Text Release "How Long Does It Take Herd To Produce PRRS-Negative Piglets". …

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SwineCast 0743a, Special 'At The Meeting' Preview - Herd Closure For PRRS Control Research Discussion

2012-12-13 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0743a Show Notes: Previewing the next "At The Meeting" as The Morrison Group revisits herd closure for PRRS control. …

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SwineCast 0742, Bridging The Animal Welfare Communications Gap With Consumers

2012-12-13 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0742 Show Notes: Purdue's Dr. Candace Croney recently presented thoughts on sow housing and other welfare issues at the Midwest Pork Conference in Danville, IN.  She shares highlights from her presentation and discusses those animal management areas which are overshadowed by the current debate. Link to Dr. Croney's 2012 Leman Conference Presentation. …

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SwineCast 0741, Expand Your Thinking On PRRS Control

2012-11-30 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0741 Show Notes: The International PRRS Symposium in Kansas City featured a joint meeting with the National Swine Improvement Federation to highlight the role geneticists are playing in developing PRRS tolerance.  Today we feature comments from the PRRS program as speaker Dr. Dale Polson of Boehringer Ingelheim shares how industry perspective of this major disease has changed and where to go from here. …

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SwineCast 0740, Finding Balance On Antimicrobial Resistance Discussion At "One Health Approach" Symposium

2012-11-28 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0740 Show Notes: The "One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance" Symposium gathered prominent speakers and industry insiders in a unique round-table work environment, focusing on what's happening and what can be done.  Under the auspices of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event follows up on last year's extremely successful "Antibiotic Use In Food Animals".  The resulting videos and white paper from the 2011 conference have been downloaded over ten-thousand times.  Today we overview the conversations and outcomes with conference chair, Dr. Leah Dorman with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Links to important presentations from the One Health Approach conference. Conference proceedings page at National Institute for Animal Agriculture. …

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SwineCast 0739, Drought 2012 Impact With AgriBank VP

2012-11-13 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0739 Show Notes: The short-term effects of the 2012 drought are readily apparent though we hope the feed price peaks are behind us.  Looking through a banker's glasses at the waves resulting from a short crop... and what scenario for 2013 most concerns Jeffrey Swanhorst, Executive Vice-President of Credit and Chief Credit Officer for AgriBank. …

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SwineCast 0738, Will Animal Agriculture's Access To Antibiotics Cease?

2012-11-07 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0738 Show Notes: At the upcoming National Institute for Animal Agriculture's Symposium, A One Health Approach To Antimicrobial Use And Resistance: A Dialogue For A Common Purpose, presentations and discussion will center on the importance of maintaining access to this important class of management products.  Dr. Annette Jones, California State Veterinarian and Director for Animal Health and Food Safety Services, overviews the significance of this discussion and the importance of having your voice in the debate.  Symposium agenda, November 13-15, Columbus, Ohio …

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SwineCast 0737, Leman Keynote - Making Rational Management Decisions

2012-11-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0737 Show Notes: Rational decisions are decidedly in the best interest of your business.  So why don't we make them all the time?  Dr. Terry Hurley, economist at the University of Minnesota discussed the issue and offered his insights to the 2012 Leman conference.  Selected comments provide a baseline for your future considerations. …

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SwineCast 0736, Simplified Nursery Diet Shows Promise But May Affect Disease Response

2012-11-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0736 Show Notes: Dr. Kees de Lange, a swine nutritionist at the University of Guelph says research into early pig physiology and less complex diets show promise in lowering feed costs.  He cautions the research is ongoing and that disease challenged herd results were significantly different.  He talks with Bruce Cochrane at Farmscape.ca. …

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SwineCast 0735, Aflatoxin On Your Watch List - Now What To Do?

2012-10-15 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0735 Show Notes: Aflatoxin issues abound in the 2012 harvest.  Kansas State's Joel DeRouchey discusses the issue and options for livestock producers in the months ahead.

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SwineCast 0734, Feeding For 30 From Land O Lakes Purina Feeds

2012-10-04 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0734 Show Notes: Land O Lakes Purina Feeds is creating a learning space for pork producers to reach 30 pigs/sow/year on a regular basis.  The Feeding For 30 program includes nutrition, information and case studies, as related by Elena Lindemann, lactating livestock marketing director. …

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SwineCast 0733, Latinos In Agriculture Leadership Conference October 17-19

2012-10-04 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0733 Show Notes: The upcoming Latinos in Agriculture Leadership Forum offers participants insight on leadership options and opportunities.  National Pork Producers Council Vice President, Dr. Howard Hill will be addressing the group.  He shares his thoughts on this important message and discusses NPPC's Washington efforts as we approach the election and year end. …

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SwineCast 0732, Time To Review Market Weights For Best Economic Return

2012-09-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0732 Show Notes: Kansas State's Dr. Mike Tokach visits the possible changes in optimal market weights in light of feed costs and gain per day issues. He also takes a look at potential grain quality issues in the 2012 crop in this conversation with Eric Atkinson. …

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SwineCast 0731, New Euthanasia Procedures Promise Less Stress

2012-09-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0731 Show Notes: Proper euthanasia practices lessen stress on barn technicians and present a better picture to the public at large. Dr. Tina Widowski, professor of animal and poultry science and the director of the Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, discusses new work with Bruce Cochrane which shows promise on both the scientific and social front. …

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SwineCast 0730, Tracking The Trans-Pacific Partnership Progress

2012-09-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0730 Show Notes: The Trans-Pacific Partnership discussions continue to advance with more potential partners clamoring to come aboard. Laurie Heuenke, Dir of International Trade Policy, Sanitary and Technical Issues for the National Pork Producers Council provides this update. From the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA. …

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SwineCast 0729, Looking For Mycoplasma Induced Lameness

2012-08-29 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0729 Show Notes: Lameness resulting from mycoplasma infection can alter the appearance of your herd as well as your bottom line. The Maschhoffs' Dr. Clayton Johnson discusses what your barn techs will see and what treatment options are available. …

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SwineCast 0728, Using All The Tools To Manage Your Pigs

2012-08-22 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0728 Show Notes: Dr. Keith Kinsley of Standard Nutrition shares his thoughts on watching for key signals in your herd and using the best tools to track performance.  From the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA. …

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SwineCast 0727, Boehringer Ingelheim Carolina Swine Health Conference Overview

2012-08-22 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0727 Show Notes: The annual Carolina Swine Health Seminar is enjoyable on a number of fronts and increases in presentation quality over time. This short conversation highlights the scope of the presentations as Dr. John Kolb discusses his take aways.  From the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA. …

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SwineCast 0726, Antibiotic Use and Legislation from Carolina Swine Health Seminar

2012-08-17 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0726 Show Notes: Dr. Mike Apley from Kansas State shares an overview of his presentation to swine producers at the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar and discusses a concern of non-prescribed antibiotics in many areas of the world. From the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA. …

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SwineCast 0725, Update On Feed Efficiency In Swine Conference

2012-08-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0725 Show Notes: Last year's breakthrough conference, "Feed Efficiency In Swine" featured an international cast of speakers pulling the best information on swine feed efficiency from all around the world to Omaha in November.  Just in the past month, a new book has been released and the presentation videos have been posted online for free viewing.  I talked with book editor, Dr. John Patience of Iowa State University about the program and what these new releases mean for producers. Videos series: 2011 Swine Feed Efficiency Conference Book on Amazon.com: Feed Efficiency in Swine by J. F. Patience …

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SwineCast 0724, Legacy Farms - Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Groundbreaking

2012-08-04 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0724 Show Notes: The dream of showcasing pork production in a world-class, consumer-friendly facility has broken ground in Indiana. Malcolm De Kryger of Belstra Milling introduces Legacy Farms in conjunction with Fair Oaks Dairy Farms. Fair Oaks Farms Home Page …

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SwineCast 0722, At The Meeting - Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Diagnosis and Treatment

2012-08-02 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0722 Show Notes: Dr. Bob Morrison from the University of Minnesota assembles an Olympic-caliber team to review what we know about Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and why it's important for your health team to get it right... on this special episode of At The Meeting! …

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SwineCast 0722A - Special At The Meeting Preview - What's The Latest On Mycoplasma?

2012-08-02 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0722A Show Notes: Previewing the next "At The Meeting" episode.  This time Dr. Bob Morrison discusses the upcoming Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae check up. …

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SwineCast 0723, Renewable Fuels Association Says Request For RFS Waiver Not Legal Or Needed

2012-07-31 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0723 Show Notes: Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO, Bob Dinneen, responds to requests for a waiver of the renewable fuels standard mandate by a consortium of livestock organizations.  The groups say the grain is too important as feed in this drought-tightened supply scenario. Link to NPPC's release on the RFS waiver request. …

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SwineCast 0721, Attitude Helps With Today's Climate Issues

2012-07-25 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0721 Show Notes: Dealing with today OK?  What about tomorrow?  Don Tyler of Tyler and Associates discusses some common sense steps to keeping your attitude in check for your health and those around you.  This one you might want to forward to your management team.    …

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SwineCast 0720, Is There a Future for U.S. Grains, Biofuels, Livestock and Poultry Feeding?

2012-07-25 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0720 Show Notes: Dr. Bob Wisner, Iowa State University, and Joel Newman, President and CEO of American Feed Industry Association, provide some highlights of the report titled Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding. This summary was the topic of a presentation held in Phoenix, Arizona, July 17, 2012 at the Federation of Animal Science Societies meeting. The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) provided a grant on behalf of the American Feed Industry Association to the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) in order to conduct a review on future patterns in the feed industry. Future Patterns of U.S. Grains, Biofuels, and Livestock and Poultry Feeding [PDF] …

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SwineCast 0719, Ractopamine Clears The Codex Hurdle

2012-07-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0719 Show Notes: The Codex Alimentarius Commission – established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and its World Health Organization to promote food safety and fair practices in trade – has approved an international standard for ractopamine. We talk with NPPC's Laurie Hueneke, Director of International Trade Policy, Sanitary & Technical Issues, from the meeting in Rome, Italy. …

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SwineCast 0718, Swine Dysentery Update - Diagnosis, Treatment and Eradication

2012-07-06 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0718 Show Notes: A conversation on the re-emergence of swine dysentery in U.S. hog herds and suggestions for diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Mark Hammer, Professional Services Veterinarian, Novartis Animal Health. …

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SwineCast 0717, North American PRRS Status Update - Part 2

2012-07-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0717 Show Notes: At World Pork Expo, Dr. Butch Baker from Iowa State looks at the importance of biosecurity and what we've learned in the fight against PRRS.  Part 2 of 2. Link to full presentation sponsored by the National Pork Board. …

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SwineCast 0716, North American PRRS Status Update - Part 1

2012-07-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0716 Show Notes: At World Pork Expo, Dr. Butch Baker from Iowa State shares the history and status of PRRS in this country.  Part 1 of 2. Link to full presentation sponsored by the National Pork Board. …

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SwineCast 0715, U.S. - Canadian Swine Industry Has Much In Common

2012-06-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0715 Show Notes: While the U.S. and Canada joust on issues like mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and cross-border trade, the need for protein around the world should forge closer ties in the future.  National Pork Producers Council President R. C. Hunt talks with Farmscape.ca's Bruce Cochrane. …

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SwineCast 0714, Where Are We On Air And Water Environmental Regulation?

2012-06-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0714 Show Notes: Air quality standards have not gone away for livestock producers and we are still fighting against burdensome water run-off regulation. National Pork Producers Council Chief Environmental Council Michael Formica briefs press and producers at the recent World Pork Expo. …

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SwineCast 0713, Door Closing On Antibiotic Access For Growth Promotion

2012-06-14 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0713 Show Notes: Chief Veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Liz Wagstrom updates the industry on the likely of losing access for prophylactic use of antibiotics. She's joined by Michigan producer Bob Dykhuis at World Pork Expo. Link to NPPC position paper …

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SwineCast 0712, Bringing Science To The Discussion Table

2012-06-14 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0712 Show Notes: Author and science advocate Shawn Otto outlines the challenges in talking science to an uninformed public from the recent Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholder's Summit. He also includes 'how to's' on arguing successfully for science. …

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SwineCast 0711, NPPC Calls On Retail Industry To Consult Producers For Animal Housing Issues

2012-06-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0711 Show Notes: The National Pork Producers Council released findings from an industry survey on gestation housing at World Pork Expo which indicates some recent statements made by retailers could lead to supply shortages and other unintended consequences.  NPPC's vice-president of industry relations, Dallas Hockman believe's it's imperative the producers be involved in current and future discussions.  Also in this press conference session at Expo were Dr. Ron Plain to overview the survey and Mark Greenwood to provide a lender's perspective. …

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SwineCast 0710, Can European Uncertainty Affect Feed Costs?

2012-06-04 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0710 Show Notes: We've been wondering just how much the uncertainty in the European Union and elsewhere could affect our grains and exports.  Dan O'Brien, research and extension ag economist shares this insight with Eric Atkinson. …

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SwineCast 0708, Yes! You Can Impact Consumer Perceptions!

2012-05-31 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0708 Show Notes: Connecting with consumers is an art... and a science.  Arlin Wasserman, former Sodexo Vice-President (ever heard of Meatless Monday?), currently partner at Changing Tastes, shares insight on capturing the sustainability lead with attendees at the 2012 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit. Full listing of multimedia presentation captures at recent events including Animal Ag Alliance and National Institute for Animal Agriculture. …

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SwineCast 0707, At The Meeting - What Happened At Denver AASV?

2012-05-16 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0707 Show Notes: At The Meeting with The Morrison Group returns with their review of comments, conversations and presentations at the 2012 Denver American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting. Link to Steve Pollman's presentation on high feed costs
Link to slides of Dr. Dean Boyd presentation - "Integrating Science Into Practice and Getting It Right" …

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SwineCast 0706, Consumers Feedback Accelerates Through Social Media

2012-05-14 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0706 Show Notes: National Grocers Association VP of Public Affairs, Greg Ferrara offers his insight on today's social media world as he shares with the recent Stakeholders Summit of the Animal Agriculture Alliance meeting in Alexandria, VA.   In the case of consumer concerns and food safety issues, "We can't wait a day or two.  We've got to respond in minutes!" and when a problem surfaces, "Let the know we've taken care of it immediately."  For both producers and retailers, loss of trust in food safety equates to loss of customers at the counter.  …

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SwineCast 0695 - NPPC CEO Dierks Addresses Pork Forum

2012-03-08 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0695 Show Notes: The pork industry has responded to gestation housing questions with funds and determination to research and report on sow housing options and advantages.  National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks shares the association position with delegates and more. …

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SwineCast 0694 - What Did Pork Board President Forkner Tell Pork Forum?

2012-03-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0694 Show Notes: From Pork Industry Forum, immediate past Pork Board President Everett Forkner of Richards, MO, addresses delegates before the final gavel falls.  His view and comments of appreciation from an industry leader. …

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SwineCast 0693, International Technology Update

2012-03-05 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0693 Show Notes: At the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine, Dr. Frank Dunshea, chair of Agriculture and Food Systems at the University of Melbourne, updated attendees on popular technologies around the world and what could be seen in the 'Crystal Ball'. Medications, animal care and housing were on his list. …

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SwineCast 0692, How HSUS and McDonald’s are Moving to End Gestation Stalls

2012-02-15 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0692 Show Notes: McDonald's joined the Humane Society of the United States to announce a review of the use of gestation stalls in their supply chain. Dallas Hockman, National Pork Producer Council's Vice President of Industry Relations, discussed that announcement and how the industry might respond. Link to NPPC's written response. …

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SwineCast 0691, Feed Prices Impact Meat Demand

2012-02-15 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0691 Show Notes: Paragon Economics Dr. Steve Meyers walks through meat demand, corn prices ($4-$8??) and weather issues in these selected comments from the Iowa Pork Congress. Dr. Steve Meyers full video presentation from Iowa Pork Congress here. …

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SwineCast 0690, Banff - Feed Efficiency Factors And Lower Costs

2012-02-07 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0690 Show Notes: Roger Campbell from Pork CRC chats with Bruce Cochrane at the Banff Swine Seminar.  Topics include maximizing feed efficiency, phase feeding and factors affecting feed costs. …

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SwineCast 0689, Pay Attention To Balance Sheets, Not Market Noise

2012-01-31 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0689 Show Notes: Strong balance sheet and a good business plan opens lender doors, according to Paul DeBriyn, President and CEO of AgStar Financial. …

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SwineCast 0688, At The Meeting Dives Deep On Biosecurity

2012-01-20 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0688 Show Notes: Biosecurity from the practitioner's perspective with the Morrison Group.  And how much IS land going for in DeKalb County, IL? Sharing the details on an effort to move away from PRRS positive-unstable status.  Link to"The “Holy Grail” of biosecurity: Achieving sustainable RRSV freedom in swine-dense regions" Link to powerpoint slides "Northeast Illinois PRRS ARC The Road to PRRS Elimination?" Link to "Economic impact of filtration as an intervention to prevent PRRS introductions: A case study of a 3200 farrow-to-finish system" Link to "PRRS virus-free production – The Pipestone System approach" …

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SwineCast 0687, Lowering Overnight Nursery Temperatures Yields Significant Energy Savings

2012-01-19 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0687 Show Notes: At the 2012 Minnesota Pork Congress, Dr. Lee Johnston, professor of Swine Nutrition and Management at the West Central Research and Outreach Center of the University of MN presented research on dropping nighttime temperatures in the nursery and lowering fuel costs some 20%.  However, how you lower the thermostat and the health of the pigs are significant considerations.  Dr. Johnston's full presentation and others will be online soon at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection. …

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SwineCast 0686, How Is "Pork. Be Inspired" Campaign Being Received By Consumers?

2012-01-10 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0686 Show Notes: National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak discusses the "Pork.  Be Inspired." campaign along with other strategic marketing efforts. Link to the McRib Locator Link to 2011 Iowa Pork Congress presentations at SwineCast.com …

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SwineCast 0685, Canadian Effort To Transfer Research To Industry - More To Come At Banff

2012-01-10 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0685 Show Notes: Farmscape's Bruce Cochrane shares this conversation with the Prairie Swine Centre's Ken Engle, as they look at efforts to get research into production and presentations planned for the upcoming Banff Swine Seminar. …

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SwineCast 0684, End of Year - Five Leadership Traits For You And Your 'Management Team To Be'

2011-12-30 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0684 Show Notes: Ian Davis, retired Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, recently shared his top five leadership traits with Stanford's Graduate School of Business students.  Ian has consulted with major international management leaders, seeing very good... and some not very good management teams.  This half hour program is a great thought provoker for your management team and might be a good point of initiation for the 'up and comers' that are ready for advancement.  Best wishes in the New Year! Link to Ian Davis program oveview and bio Link to YouTube presentation …

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SwineCast 0683, Iowa State Genetics Research Yields Interesting Results In Efficiency And Health

2011-12-21 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0683 Show Notes: Racehorses and workhorses... two different animals.  But research at Iowa State is uncovering surprising additional benefits in the animals selected for most efficient use of calories.  Dr. Jack Dekkers at the 2011 International Conference On Feed Efficiency In Swine. …

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SwineCast 0682, How Does PRRS Affect Overall Feed Efficiency?

2011-12-21 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0682 Show Notes: Animal health is a key factor in maximizing feed efficiency at the farm level.  Dr. Steve Dritz shares his thoughts at the 2011 International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine. …

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SwineCast 0681, Big Players Believe Sustainability Is In Their Court

2011-12-15 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0681 Show Notes: Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Smithfield Foods, sees better consumer connections and corporate citizenship as keys to profitability. …

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SwineCast 0680, Conversations On The Weather... Insurance

2011-12-15 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0680 Show Notes: Severe weather can affect more than plans.  The Climate Corporation provides insurance against weather.  Based on conditions in and around the growing season, this risk management tool provides coverage against the biggest unknown in our industry.  …

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SwineCast 0679, How Significant Is The 2011 Drought To 2012 Feed Supplies?

2011-12-07 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0679 Show Notes: Great turnout at the Midwest Pork Conference near Indianapolis.  Dr. Steve Meyers also had a full room as he considered the big picture and potential risks for producers. …

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SwineCast 0678, Farmland Prices Have Good Support At This Level - Room For More?

2011-11-30 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0678 Show Notes: A recent conversation with Terry Feldheim of the Farm Credit Service of America highlights the support underpinning land prices at these levels.   …

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SwineCast 0677 - Is Washington Concerned About Feed Availability?

2011-11-30 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0677 Show Notes: Producer and National Pork Producers Council Board Member Randy Spronk discusses efforts to get Washington's attention on the feed availability issue.   …

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SwineCast 0676, Food Prices Climbing - Will We Pay The Price In Farm Bill Discussions?

2011-11-29 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0676 Show Notes: Are higher food prices affecting consumers?  And what does it mean for U.S. agriculture and agricultural policy?  Let's ask American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Bob Young.  …

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SwineCast 0675, How Can We Communicate The Importance Of Our Technology To Today's Consumer?

2011-11-22 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0675 Show Notes: Dr. Marty Strauss was a speaker and panelist at the recent Food Systems Summit where discussion focused on creatively communicating what today's agriculture provides; food safety, low cost, convenience, etc. Dr. Strauss offered how to better bridge the gap when today's consumer doesn't really understand what they're getting and why. …

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SwineCast 0674, Better Outlook For Feed Grains From Industry Analyst Joe Kerns

2011-11-22 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0674 Show Notes: Speaking at the recent Kansas State Swine Day, Analyst Joe Kerns with the International Agribusiness Group had some soothing words for producers dealing with volatile feed costs.  He speaks with AgToday's Eric Atkinson. …

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SwineCast 0673, Food Marketing Institute Shares Consumer Insight

2011-11-16 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0673 Show Notes: Senior VP for communications at the Food Marketing Institute, Susan Bora discussed efforts underway at the Food Marketing Institute to better communications from retailer to consumers.  She shares her thoughts on transparency and foreknowledge of issues which might impact perception at the recent Food Systems Summit.  …

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SwineCast 0672, How Will Korean Free Trade Agreement Impact U.S. Pork Markets?

2011-11-16 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0672 Show Notes:

Three big wins under the National Pork Producers Council belt with recent movement on major Free Trade Agreements... But wait, there's more!    Vice President and Council for International Affairs, Nick Giordano says the addition of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations should mean more good new for U.S. producers. Overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

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SwineCast 0671, Feed Efficiency - Is Net Energy A Better Feed Ration Evaluation?

2011-11-09 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0671 Show Notes: From the International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine, Iowa State's Dr. John Patience shares top considerations from his presentation on energy in the swine ration and best methods of measuring cost of energy. Website for the American Society of Animal Science and more info on the full presentations. …

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SwineCast 0670, Industry Stakeholders Discuss Maintaining Access To Animal Antibiotics

2011-11-01 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0670 Show Notes: A wide range of stakeholders in the use of antibiotics in food animals came together under the leadership of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture to discuss issues and concerns.  A panel including representatives from poultry, beef, dairy and swine logged in to share thoughts and answer questions in this Q&A audio. Link to all presentations from NIAA's Antibiotic Use In Food Animals: A dialogue for a common purpose …

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SwineCast 0668, Understanding How China Thinks Could Be Key To Our Future

2011-10-19 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0668 Show Notes: A recent special series by the Wall Street Journal looks at America's potential and how international trading relationshipo will impact our future.  Today's podcast features John and Gloria Naisbitt from the "America, A Porfolio of Ideas" series.  Link to the features is available here.  …

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SwineCast 0667, Will Lowering The Renewable Fuel Standard Impact Feed Availability?

2011-10-18 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0667 Show Notes: President-Elect of the National Pork Producers Council, Carolina producer R.C. Hunt, joins us to discuss legislation which allows for variation in the Renewable Fuel Standard based on the U.S. corn supply. Overview of the Legislation …

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SwineCast 0666, At The Meeting Goes Deep On Swine Influenza

2011-10-11 :: Truffle Media Networks, LLC

SwineCast 0666 Show Notes: At The Meeting's Dr. Bob Morrison connects on recent conference presentations from the 6th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases in Barcelona, Spain. Carl Grontvedt, DVM, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science; Oslo, Norway presentation pdf Amy Vincent, Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA first presentation pdf Amy Vincent, Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA second presentation pdf Amy Vincent, Veterinary Medical Officer, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA third presentation pdf Marie Gramer, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota presentation pdf Montse Torremorell, Allen D. Leman Chair, University of Minnesota presentation pdf …

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SwineCast 0651, Mining Your Employee Management Potential

2011-08-11

SwineCast 0651 Show Notes: Consultant Orlando Gil discusses his recent post, "Acres of Diamonds", available on the Headliners tab, and updates the industry on opportunities to supplement your management team via the Latino workforce. Link to La…

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SwineCast 0650, What is Agriculture's Macro Economic Condition?

2011-08-03

SwineCast 0650 Show Notes: Two leaders from the Farm Credit System discuss major topics of concern in today's agricultural arena.  Do we feed or export grain?  Turn it into ethanol?  And when will the Washington debate turn to the Farm Bill?  Dr. Terry B…

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SwineCast 0649, Seeking Genetic Tolerance To PRRSv

2011-07-13

SwineCast 0649 Show Notes: Newsham Choice Genetics is working to identify genes which control tolerance to PRRSv and possibly other health issues.  We talked with VP of Research and Development Archie Clutter to see how and when their research might come…

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SwineCast 0647, PRRS Elimination Project Underway At Pipestone On At The Meeting

2011-07-06

SwineCast 0647 Show Notes: Dr. Bob Morrison assembles The Morrison Group for a look at Pipestone's PRRS control program and where it's headed.   Ingelvac ATP in finishing pigs.pdf Spronk IPVS2010 nursery PRRS vaccination.pdf…

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SwineCast 0646, What's The Correct Cooking Temperature For Pork?

2011-07-06

SwineCast 0646 Show Notes: National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak reviews the positive reception to new cooking temperatures and 'Pork.  Be Inspired.' campaign and introduces new Pork Board president Everett Forkner at World Pork Expo.…

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SwineCast 0645, How To Determine Your Operations Carbon Footprint

2011-06-23

SwineCast 0645 Show Notes: National Pork Board unveiled its new "Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator" at World Pork Expo.  Producers say it's also a good 'What If' tool for energy use in your operation. Pork Carbon Footprint Calculator Order Page…

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SwineCast 0644, Economic Outlook Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain

2011-06-21

SwineCast 0644 Show Notes: Dr. Steve Meyers of Paragon Economics shares his industry outlook with the media pool at World Pork Expo.  He notes a wide variation in producer profitability based on use of good risk management practices.…

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SwineCast 0643, What's Next For Korean Free Trade Agreement?

2011-06-21

SwineCast 0643 Show Notes: Korea's Ambassador to the U.S. travels to Des Moines to meet with U.S. pork producers.  Comments from his presentation at World Pork Expo today with a reminder of the importance of talking with your representatives to keep the F…

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SwineCast 0642, Yep! Congressional Budget Action Can Stop The GIPSA Freight Train

2011-06-16

SwineCast 0642 Show Notes: Quick answer to a short question.  U.S. House voted to deny funding for the GIPSA portion of the USDA annual budget, effectively closing the door on implementation.  Both the National Pork Producers Council and the National Catt…

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SwineCast 0641, Can Anything Stop The GIPSA Freight Train?

2011-06-15

SwineCast 0641 Show Notes: Vice President for Domestic Policy Issues for the National Pork Producers Council, Audrey Adamson joins us to review current status of GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) regulations and how the indu…

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SwineCast 0640, Moving Towards Pricing Transparency In Hog Markets

2011-06-15

SwineCast 0640 Show Notes: Producer and National Pork Producers Association Board Member, Indiana's Mark Legan, discusses efforts to ensure accurate price discovery and reporting in light of changing delivery trends.…

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SwineCast 0639, What Are 2011 Feed Availability Issues?

2011-06-09

SwineCast 0639 Show Notes: National Pork Producers Association VP of Public Policy, Audrey Adamson, discusses NPPC's work in Washington to consider options and solutions for feed availability issues likely to arise this fall.…

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SwineCast 0638, Why Does WTO Think COOL Is Four Letter Word?

2011-06-01

SwineCast 0638 Show Notes: The World Trade Organization recently found the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling law to not be fulfilling the stated objectives and impeding access to U.S. markets by our trading partners.  With two perspectives of the issue toda…

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SwineCast 0637, Easy Tool Helps Improve Air Quality And Animal Environment

2011-05-20

SwineCast 0637 Show Notes: Discussing an online tool intended to help you evaluate your livestock system for potential air quality improvement.  No data is collected nor is the operation identified.  This is just for you to know and consider.  Iowa State…

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SwineCast 0636, Masters Program In Pork Production... Sort Of?

2011-05-20

SwineCast 0636 Show Notes: How can producers network and extend management capabilities in this changing industry environment?  The University of Illinois School of Vet Medicine has openings for the first "Executive Pork Producers Program" certi…

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SwineCast 0635, What Does Your Congressman Know About Your Operation?

2011-05-12

SwineCast 0635 Show Notes: Congressional testimony opportunities push new perspectives past the Washington Beltway.  NPPC president Doug Wolf recently offered a 'state of the industry' overview to the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livesto…

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SwineCast 0634, Who Is Driving Consumer Education Efforts?

2011-05-12

SwineCast 0634 Show Notes: Consumer education efforts are central to your ability to continue business for the long haul.  Why we do what we do when we do it,  Aaron Putze, Director External Relations, Iowa Soybean Association, joins the conversation with…

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SwineCast 0633, How Were Japanese Livestock Resources Affected By Earthquake-Tsunami?

2011-04-28

SwineCast 0633 Show Notes: U.S. Meat Export Federation President Phil Seng just returned from an extended stay in Japan and discusses the areas impacted by the recent natural disasters and the resulting impact on Japan's consumers and imports of U.S. agri…

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SwineCast 0632, Does Your Customer Trust You?

2011-04-21

SwineCast 0632 Show Notes: Charlie Arnot previews his address to the National Institute of Animal Agriculture annual conference on the consumer's perceptions and role in understanding current and future production practices. …

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SwineCast 0631, Growing World Population Will Depend On You

2011-04-21

SwineCast 0631 Show Notes: Worldwide population trends and how animal agriculture will respond was the topic at the recent National Institute of Animal Agriculture annual conference titled "Meeting Growing Producer Demands With Integrity."  Dr.…

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SwineCast 0630, What Are You Doing About Fatigued Pig Syndrome?

2011-04-06

SwineCast 0630 Show Notes: Bruce Cochrane hooks up with Elanco's Corporate pork account manager for western Canada and Ontario, Don Down to discuss fatigued pig syndrome and solutions for your operation.  Sign up for Elanco's Hog Handling Update newslette…

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SwineCast 0629, What You (And Your Vet) Need To Know About Feed Alternatives

2011-04-05

SwineCast 0629 Show Notes: Kansas State Nutritionist Dr. Joel DeRouchey discusses his presentation to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual meeting on alternative feedstuffs.…

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SwineCast 0628, Are You Sharing The Swine Sustainability Story?

2011-03-29

SwineCast 0628 Show Notes: Producer Randy Spronk shares work underway at the National Pork Board to accurately measure the industry impact on natural resources.  Consumers' growing awareness of carbon footprints provide an opportunity to highlight the ind…

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SwineCast 0627, Pro Farmer's Washington Watchdog Says 'Volatility' Is The Word

2011-03-15

SwineCast 0627 Show Notes: Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington Editor for Pro Farmer magazine, updated producers and delegates attending the National Pork Industry Forum in Phoenix during a special breakfast session.  Short carryouts and growing usage will require…

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SwineCast 0626, New BeckAgConnects.com Provides Online Space For Ag Conversations

2011-03-11

SwineCast 0626 Show Notes: BeckAgConnects.com is a place where everybody knows your name.  Enter in to this online coffee shop conversations with the confidence of knowing anyone in the room has 'business being there'. …

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SwineCast 0624, What Does CEO Dierks Say To NPPC Delegates?

2011-03-10

SwineCast 0624 Show Notes: National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks takes the podium at the National Pork Industry Forum for comments to NPPC delegates.  …

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SwineCast 0625, Who's Left Running The Show?

2011-03-10

SwineCast 0625 Show Notes: Caroline Berry of Caroline Berry Consulting discusses a family farm succession panel at the recent World Ag Expo.  Her business specializes in getting generations together to talk and plan for the future. Link to succession pane…

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SwineCast 0623, Pork Producers Get Behind US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance

2011-03-09

SwineCast 0623 Show Notes: National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks and National Pork Board CEO Chris Novak took to the podium at the recent Pork Industry Forum to highlight cooperative efforts to impact popular opinion in addition to issue positio…

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SwineCast 0622, What is Happening in PRRS Research?

2011-03-09

SwineCast 0622 Show Notes: Dr. Bob Morrison's At The Meeting crew looks at a notable Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome presentation by practitioner Dr. Darwin Reicks given at last fall's Leman Conference.…

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SwineCast 0621, How Does Industry Impact USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Efforts?

2011-03-05

SwineCast 0621 Show Notes: In an appearance before the National Pork Industry Forum, Associate Administator of Policy for the USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service, Janet Newsome expresses appreciation for industry efforts in building good relationships in W…

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SwineCast 0620, Pork Consumers Are Happy People

2011-03-05

SwineCast 0620 Show Notes: As the new "Pork. Be Inspired" branding effort debuts, Ceci Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for the Pork Board shares who that target consumer is and how they view today's pork. Link to the www.PorkBeInspired.com w…

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SwineCast 0605, Ag Lending Environment More Reliant On Strong Balance Sheet

2010-12-11

SwineCast 0605 Show Notes: Doug Stark, President and CEO of FarmCredit Services of America, sees long term strength in agriculture and increased importance in maintaining a strong balance sheet in light of increased volatility. …

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SwineCast 0604, How To Expand WiFi Coverage On Farms and Ranches

2010-12-09

SwineCast 0604 Show Notes: Ayrstone Productivity creates extended local wifi internet solutions which may solve distance or connection issues on your operation.  …

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SwineCast 0603, Korean Free Trade Deal Still Possible And Important

2010-11-30

SwineCast 0603 Show Notes: While it may not happen as quickly as hoped, NPPC Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs, Nick Giordano, fully expects a Korean free trade deal and outlines its importance to the U.S. agricultural industry.…

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SwineCast 0602, Washington's Policies And The Agricultural Economy

2010-11-30

SwineCast 0602 Show Notes: American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, Bob Young, discusses the impact of recent actions in Washington on the agricultural economy and the future of the industry.…

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SwineCast 0601, Manitoba Moves To Provide Mortality Insurance To Province Pork Producers

2010-11-24

SwineCast 0601 Show Notes: Bruce Cochrane reports on the recent announcement that Manitoba's government plans to enhance agricultural insurance programs including all peril mortality insurance for the hog sector.…

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SwineCast 0600, Ileitis - What It Is, What It Does And Diagnostic Tools

2010-11-19

SwineCast 0600 Show Notes: Dr. Sarah Probst Miller sits down with Dr. Kent Schwartz from Iowa State University and Dr. Aaron Lower from Carthage Veterinary Service in the latest P's in a Pod program to talk about ileitis.…

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SwineCast 0599, Agriculture In The Midst Of General Economic Uncertainty

2010-11-19

SwineCast 0599 Show Notes: How will the general economic uncertainty affect the future of our industry?  Jim Kielkopf, economist for AgriBank, discusses how economic uncertainty has impacted producer decisions and what role speculators and hedge fund indu…

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SwineCast 0598, Informa Releases True Cost Of Proposed GIPSA Regs

2010-11-16

SwineCast 0598 Show Notes: Key livestock organizations joined forces to underwrite a deep analysis of proposed rule changes in GIPSA.   Dr. Rob Murphy, Sr. Vice President of Informa Economics shared their findings during the recent National Association of…

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SwineCast 0597, Who Will Feed The World... And How?

2010-11-05

SwineCast 0597 Show Notes: From the Leman Conference, Dr. Jon Foley, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota presents current concerns and long-term prospects in addressing the growth of the world's population and the demands we are placing…

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SwineCast 0596, Wall Street View Of The Protein Markets

2010-11-05

SwineCast 0596 Show Notes: From the recent Leman conference, keynote presentation featuring  Ms. Farha Aslam of Stephens, Inc.  How Wall Street views the protein markets and what it means in the greater picture for the industry future. Link to full video…

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SwineCast 0595, GIPSA Comment Period Drawing To A Close

2010-11-04

SwineCast 0595 Show Notes: NPPC President-Elect Doug Wolf of Lancaster, WI shares his concern with current proposed regulatory changes to Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration rules and the resulting impact on the industry. Link to NPPC…

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SwineCast 0594, Seeking To Understand FDA's True Position On Antibiotics and Animal Health

2010-10-22

SwineCast 0594 Show Notes: More good work from the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS).   This audio segment from the "Antibiotics in Animals and People" presentation shares comments from Dr William Flynn of the Food and Drug Administr…

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SwineCast 0593, Digging Deep On Proposed GIPSA Rule Changes - Webinar Available

2010-10-20

SwineCast 0593 Show Notes: Catch this audio from a National Ag Law Center webinar looking at proposed GIPSA regulation changes.   Staff Attorney Elizabeth (Springsteen) Rumley, B.A., J.D., LL.M. walks us through the details.  Link to the recorded webinar…

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SwineCast 0592, Preharvest Loading And Transport Can Impact Product Quality

2010-10-18

SwineCast 0592 Show Notes: Dr. Neal Matthews looks at Preharvest Handling Defects and Measures to Alleviate Them at the recent Leman Conference.  Audio portions of the presentation are contained herein. Link to additional materials from U of MN's Leman Co…

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SwineCast 0591, Practitioner Dr. Paul Yeske Wins Leman Science In Practice Award

2010-10-18

SwineCast 0591 Show Notes: Conversation with 'Science In Practice' Award Recipient Dr. Paul Yeske of Swine Vet Services and Dr. Steve Sornsen,  Senior Director, Veterinary Operations for Pfizer Animal Health Swine.…

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SwineCast 0590, What's The Economic Impact Of Proposed GIPSA Regulations?

2010-10-07

SwineCast 0590 Show Notes: House lawmakers in a letter sent to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asked that an economic analysis of the agency’s proposed rule on buying and selling livestock and poultry be completed before the regulation becomes fina…

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SwineCast 0589, New Tax Options Require Immediate Action

2010-10-06

SwineCast 0589 Show Notes: Iowa State's Agricultural Law and Taxation Specialist Roger McEowen discusses several tax issues which must be acted on soon for greatest impact in this conversation with Eric Atkinson.…

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SwineCast 0588, Managing Sow Nutrition For Maximum Efficiency

2010-10-04

SwineCast 0588 Show Notes: Dr. Laura Greiner presented on Sow Feeding Systems: Matching The Feeding System To the Biology of the Sow at the recent Leman conference.  Today Laura shares an overview of that presentation. Link here to additional Leman Materi…

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SwineCast 0587, Canada Takes COOL Controversy To WTO

2010-10-01

SwineCast 0587 Show Notes: Canada recently provided testimony to the World Trade Organization on the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Law.  Canada believes it's function transcends consumer information to limiting market access.  Bruce Cochrane of Farmscap…

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SwineCast 0586, Consumers Continue To Seek Convenience

2010-09-30

SwineCast 0586 Show Notes: Conversation from Carthage Vet Service Conference with Ken Parnell of Parnell-Leaton Consulting.  What are consumers seeking at the meat case?…

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SwineCast 0585, Do Consumers Respond To Media Reports Of Animal Abuse?

2010-09-28

SwineCast 0585 Show Notes: How do consumers react when that high profile video crosses the internet?  Studies show a definate impact at the meat case. Link to US Meat Demand Influence of Animal Welfare Media Coverage…

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SwineCast 0584, What Will Happen If We Lose Access To Antimicrobials

2010-09-27

SwineCast 0584 Show Notes: Swine Practitioner Dr. John Waddell with the Sutton Veterinary Clinic in Sutton, NE stops in for a chat following his Leman presentation, "Preparing to Produce Pork With Less Antimicrobials".  Link here to additional L…

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SwineCast 0583, PRRSv Presentation Overview From The Leman Conference

2010-09-24

SwineCast 0583 Show Notes: Boehringer-Ingelheim's Dr. Reid Phillips joins us for a hall talk review of the PRRS presentations at the Leman Conference. Keynote recordings and proceedings files link at the University of Minnesota website.…

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SwineCast 0582, Will Legislators Or Regulators Slam Your Animal Health Toolbox Shut?

2010-09-23

SwineCast 0582 Show Notes: Dr. Liz Wagstrom, now an assoc professor in infectious disease and public health at the Univ of MN presented her view of action in Washington on both legislative and regulatory fronts dealing with animal agriculture's use of ant…

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SwineCast 0581, Time To Let Regulators Know Where You Stand On GIPSA Rules

2010-09-13

SwineCast 0581 Show Notes: Conversation with attorney Jacob Bylund of Faegre & Benson in Des Moines on key issues in the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) debate.  Bylund presented at the Carthage Vet Service Annual Confe…

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SwineCast 0580, What Are Options For Post Wean Scours?

2010-09-09

SwineCast 0580 Show Notes: If you need some new ideas on dealing with post wean scours, Chad Stahl of North Carolina State University shared his work with attendees at the Boehringer-Ingelheim Carolina Health Conference.…

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SwineCast 0579, How Can We Improve Food Animal Vet Recruitment?

2010-09-02

SwineCast 0579 Show Notes: Staff vet for Country View Family Farms, Dr. Jessica Clark, discusses her career in food animal care and offers her thoughts on recruiting future large animal veterinarians.…

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SwineCast 0578, What Are Swine Vets Saying About Antibiotic Use?

2010-08-30

SwineCast 0578 Show Notes: Conversation on the prudent use of antibiotics featuring Dr. Scott Hurd, Former Deputy Undersecretary Food Safety, USDA and Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine at Iowa St…

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SwineCast 0577, How Does Belstra Connect With Local Consumers?

2010-08-20

SwineCast 0577 Show Notes: Belstra Milling uses its proximity to Chicago as a staging area for showing production practices and protocols to the world.  See it yourself at realpigfarm.com.…

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SwineCast 0576, Tips For Controlling PRRS In Your Herd

2010-08-19

SwineCast 0576 Show Notes: Swine Vet Service's Mike Eisenmenger joins us from Boehringer-Ingelheim's Carolina Health Seminar with thoughts on how management of PRRS has changed over the past decade and top issues for control.…

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SwineCast 0575, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration In Your House

2010-08-16

SwineCast 0575 Show Notes: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a a major regulatory re-write as part of the 2008 Farm Bill.  As economist Steve Meyers shares, those change…

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SwineCast 0574, Sow Housing Study Seeks Best Solution

2010-08-11

SwineCast 0574 Show Notes: Prairie Swine Centre's Dr. Harold Gonyou shares findings on sows seeking solitude... some like it snug.  He talks with Bruce Cochrane about recent research and finding the best solution for the sow, not the activists.…

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SwineCast 0573, Will We See Congressional Action On Estate Taxes This Year?

2010-08-08

SwineCast 0573 Show Notes: Estate taxes are in limbo as American Farm Bureau Federation Tax Policy Specialist Pat Wolff explains.  Yes, we may still see action but if not, the tax clock roles back ten years come January 1.  You need to talk to your congre…

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SwineCast 0572, The Big Economic Picture And Agriculture

2010-08-05

SwineCast 0572 Show Notes: AgriBank's Credit Economist Jim Kielkopf logs on with his economic overview.  Where are interest rates going?  How is agriculture positioned to grow?  Will the world continue to bid for U.S. exports? …

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SwineCast 0571, Needle Free Injection Research Will Document Function And Effectiveness

2010-07-28

SwineCast 0571 Show Notes: The University of Manitoba is partnering with Acushot to evaluate how needle free injection systems distribute the product and which testing methods will reveal the most useful information.  Correspondent Bruce Cochrane reports.…

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SwineCast 0654, How Should Our Industry Reach Out To Consumers? Ask Temple Grandin

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SwineCast 0654 Show Notes: Dr. Temple Grandin from Colorado State University shares her perspective on animal handling and how the industry needs to improve the way consumers view us.  From the 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Carolina Swine Health …

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SwineCast 0653, What Is The Future For Feedgrains?

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SwineCast 0653 Show Notes: While ethanol production has turned corn stocks into fuel, the growth curve should begin to flatten in coming years according to Purdue Ag Economist Chris Hurt.  He spoke to producers at the 2011 Boehringer-Ingelheim Carolina…

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SwineCast 0652, What's On The Schedule At Carthage Swine Vet Seminar?

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SwineCast 0652 Show Notes: A conversation with Dr. Aaron Lower of Carthage Vet Service overviewing the August 30th CVS Swine Seminar in Macomb, IL.  Click here for more information. …

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SwineCast 0657, Mycoplasma Diagnostics Improving But Have Room For Development

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SwineCast 0657 Show Notes: Conversation with Iowa State's Dr. Erin Strait on what we should expect from Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo.) diagnostics today and what the future may hold. …

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SwineCast 0656, Viral Research Facility Now Online

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SwineCast 0656 Show Notes: How does research translate into field knowledge?  Boehringer Ingelheim's new Sioux Center facility provides benchmarking support for research community. …

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SwineCast 0655, Boehringer Ingelheim Opens New Viral Research Facility

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SwineCast 0655 Show Notes:  Boehringer Ingelheim's vice president of Research and Development, Dr. Ed Robb, overviews the impact of the new Sioux Center, Iowa facility on their ongoing research efforts world-wide. Link to video tour …

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SwineCast 0661, Are Your Top Ten Life Lessons In Order?

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SwineCast 0661 Show Notes: Stepping outside of the ag arena to hear Robert Joss, Professor of Finance, Dean Emeritus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, shares his Top 10 Life Lessons with a group about to graduate.  These thoughts are applica…

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SwineCast 0660, Is Canada Increasing Lead In Animal Traceability?

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SwineCast 0660 Show Notes: While the U.S. livestock traceability effort struggles to connect the dots, Jeff Clark, manager of PigTrace Canada, tells Bruce Cochrane the traceability program north of the border hopes to garner international market share w…

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SwineCast 0659, How Will The World Economy Affect Feed Prices And Exports?

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SwineCast 0659 Show Notes: Purdue's Chris Hurt walks us through his reasoning for moderating feed prices and how the world economic chaos could impact our export markets. Chris Hurt video presentation from Boehringer Ingeheim's Carolina Health Conferen…

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SwineCast 0658, Seeking Alternatives For Big Heat And Ventilation Bills

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SwineCast 0658 Show Notes: Dr. Bernado Predicala of Prairie Swine Center discusses work he's doing on finding ways to cut heating and ventilation costs through alternative energy sources.  He talks with Bruce Cochrane of Farmscape.ca. …

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SwineCast 0665, Walking The Leman Conference With Dr. Tara Donovan

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SwineCast 0665 Show Notes: Following last month's Leman Conference, Dr. Tara Donovan of The Hanor Company joined me to review the program and highlight the presentations she found of greatest interest. Leman Conference Presentations Page Link to The I…

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SwineCast 0664, Join Me In Chicago To Connect With Consumer Concerns

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SwineCast 0664 Show Notes: CFI's Charlie Arnot overviews the Food System Summit program October 25-26 in Chicago. Information on National Institute For Animal Agriculture's Antibiotic Use In Food Animals Conference October 26-27 in Chicago. …

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SwineCast 0663, Tannins May Tame Manure's Toxic Bateria-based Emissions

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SwineCast 0663 Show Notes: At the Leman conference, a report by USDA Agricultural Research Service microbiologist Terry Whitehead using tannins to cut back manure sourced emissions in swine systems.  Postive results in both deep pit and lagoon so far. …

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SwineCast 0662, Dr. Gordon Spronk Popular Recipient Of UMN/Pfizer's Leman Science In Practice Award

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SwineCast 0662 Show Notes: Dr. Gordon Spronk received the Allen D. Leman 'Science In Practice' award at the recent Leman Conference in St. Paul.  The presentation by Pfizer's Dr. Steve Sornsen included a roll call of the new 'Ten Under Forty' Swine Vet…

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