There were many great conversations at the Minnesota Pork Congress. Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, shares topics which surfaced during a listening session at the 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress [audio].
Top issues included animal health, trade and the farm bill. The seminar presentations from Minnesota are available at SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection. We highly recommend Dr. Tom Stein's benchmarking presentation as well as the PRRS, PEDV, Swine Influenza update and panel discussion.
The panel discussion wrap-up offers insight on the balance between producers, packers, and regulations play in the swine disease environment. These presentations are great starting points for your barn crew's training.