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SwineCast Update for March 8, 2012, Impact of DDGs

SwineCast is back in Denver this week for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting and the pre-AASV Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on Swine Health and Nutrition. This programing focused on feed costs comes at a good time. Some economists and production professionals are hearing justification for $4 corn, maybe going to $8 corn. These prices are mainly dependent on weather.

We are sharing conversations from the Pork Industry Forum, first from retiring Pork Board President Everett Forkner, and then National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Diercks. Both organizations are quickly responding to the recent move by McDonald's to dig deep on sow housing throughout their supply chain. While studies have been funded to help settle the matter, producers understand that science provides only part of the answer.

SwineCast® Conversations

  1. Audio: Pork Forum Thoughts from Everett Forkner - 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 [audio].
  2. Audio: Addressing Gestation Housing Questions - Neil Diercks, National Pork Producers Council, offers his thoughts on the industry as it responds to gestation housing questions [audio].
  3. Video: Impacts of DDGs - Dr. Kenneth Prusa, Iowa State University, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, presents how DDG impact feeding for pork quality [video].
  4. Audio: International Technology Update - Dr. Frank Dunshea, chair of Agriculture and Food Systems at the University of Melbourne, provides an international perspective on feed efficiency technologies, including using medications, animal care, and housing [audio].

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