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January 8, 2015

What is the value of manure and what steps should farmers take?

Nicole Kenney, Extension Feedlot Nutrition and Management Team, University of Minnesota, talks about the value of manure. Ms. Kenney provides an historical perspective on where the cattle industry has been and how the reductions in herds changed the landscape. Additionally, Ms. Kenney provides an overview of a research study on the migration of cattle east / north and how cattle on feed is impacting new areas of the country. This change represents an opportunity to have more manure play a part in crop growth and rotation.

December 2, 2014

What do consumers look for when they buy pork? Agritourism is a great opportunity to share a positive farming message with the public. Brian Martin, Jon Hoek, and Jarrod Sutton outline the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure and Dairy operations and its connection to the consumer public.

Agritourism - A Great Opportunity to Share a Positive Farming Message with the Public - Brian Martin, Jon Hoek, Jarrod Sutton, Indiana Pork Board, Besltra Milling, National Pork Board, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

What do consumers look for when they buy pork? Agritourism is a great opportunity to share a positive farming message with the public. Brian Martin, Jon Hoek, and Jarrod Sutton outline the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure and Dairy operations and its connection to the consumer public.

December 2, 2014

Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, provides a view of the world through three lenses: Energy, Environment, and Human Behavior. Dr. Hagens believes how people view these three lenses are going to shape the world in years leading up to when the population grows to 9 billion people.Take away: Money is a marker for energy and natural resources. In the long run energy is what we have to budget and spend! And: We need technology… But not new gadgets.

Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective - Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

December 1, 2014

Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, shares what Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has taught us about our beliefs and how it connects with reality. He poses the question if biosecurity is an art or a science. And he asks how ‘leaky’ is national biosecurity? His take away: PEDv taught us nothing about biosecurity because we already knew the actions to take. But what PEDv has done is change the equation of risk vs action

What PEDv Taught Us About Biosecurity? - Dr. Peter Davies, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

October 6, 2014

How is spatial and temporal mapping helping understand porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) spread?

Spatial Epidemiology of PED Virus - Dr. Andres Perez, University of Minnesota, Associate Professor, Veterinary Population Medicine, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Andres Perez, University of Minnesota, aims to use mapping (spatial and temporal) to help better understand porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and how it might spread. Dr. Perez shows there were areas and times at highest risk for disease and that disease spread in specific directions.

October 6, 2014

What does the recent emergence of swine coronaviruses look like from a virologist’s perspective?

Recent Emergence of Swine Coronaviruses in North America - Dr. Dick Hesse, Director of Diagnostic Virology, K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

January 29, 2014

PEDV was top of mind at the Minnesota Pork Congress, with a panel discussion plus update on US PEDV activity.

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].

October 16, 2013

Can sick pigs testing and surveillance impact farm economics?

Swine Disease Diagnostics and Economics Considerations - Dr. James Kober, Swine Veterinary Services of MI, LLC/Partner-4 Star Veterinary Services, LLC, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

October 16, 2013

What is an economic approach to putting a value on increasing born alive litter size?

Valuing an Increase in Swine Litter Size - Dr. John Kolb, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. John Kolb presents the economic approach to putting a value on increasing born alive litter size. Dr. Kolb shares several tools to help managers look at the economic and financial factors of born alive litters.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-leman-swine-conference-material

October 16, 2013

What are the diagnostic and treatment option costs to treat sick pigs?

Mycoplasma Infection Costs In A Naïve Swine Population - Dr. Tom Gillespie, Rensselaer Swine Services, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Tom Gillespie uses mycoplasma infection in an economic presentation to help managers, staff, and veterinarians understand the costs diagnostic and treatment options of sick pigs. Costs will vary depending on pathogens associated with the outbreak and variables included. Dr. Gillespie asks "How can you start to apply costs in your monitoring approaches?"

October 9, 2013

What are the issues for pig neonatal transitioning from a liquid to dry diet?

Feeding options to fit pig health - Dr. Don Giesting, Cargill, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

October 9, 2013

What is needed to feed unhealthy pigs to sustain the growth rate?

Nutrition and health interactions: A practitioner’s perspective - Dr. Mark FitzSimmons, Swine Graphics, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Mark FitzSimmons takes a look at how barn managers look at pigs in the barn to be marked for the truck. He presents information on how feeding an nutrition changes according to the health of the pig. What is needed to feed unhealthy pigs to sustain the growth rate?

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-leman-swine-conference-material

October 9, 2013

How do you deal with feeding sick pigs?

The impact of PRRSV on feed efficiency, digestibility and tissue accretion in grow-finisher pigs - Dr. Nick Gabler, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

In this National Pork Board research, grow-finisher pigs are looked at to better understand how to feed sick pigs. The aim of the research was look at how immune challenges alter feed intake and digestibility and if sick pigs have altered nutrient requirements.

October 9, 2013

Is PEDV is a warning shot for national biosecurity and foreign animal disease preparedness and response?

PEDV-Warning Shot for National Biosecurity and Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response - Dr. Tim Snider, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, from the 2013 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 14-17, 2013, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

January 7, 2013

Winter months for the many in agriculture are a time catchup on training and meet up with friends and colleagues. The pork industry is no exception. Coming up in January are several key events.

The Minnesota Pork Congress and the Iowa Pork Congress are in a few weeks. Both events offer an opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues, learn about what the economics of 2013 might look like, and to learn some new information to help improve your farm operations.

November 27, 2012

What is the environmental impact of antimicrobial use? Dr. Singer aims to address the question "How much antimicrobial residue is in the environment?"

The Impact on Public Health of Environmental Contamination with Antimicrobial Residues - Dr. Randy Singer, University of Minnesota, from the 2012 NIAA One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Symposium, November 13-15, 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.

August 16, 2012

This is a special edition of At The Meeting that shares how to accurately diagnose mycoplasma (M. hyo) for effective control programs in growing pigs.

Four of the leading swine veterinarians and researchers provide a comprehensive, informative overview on the use of various field and clinical diagnostic methods to accurately diagnose M. hyo in order to develop effective control programs [audio].

July 3, 2012

PRRSv costs US swine industry $664M. With this level of impact on the economics of pork production, much effort has gone into understanding the disease and how best to eliminate the virus. Bob Morrison, D.V.M., University of Minnesota, shares procedures for taking PRRS out of the breeding herd and presents data as to the effectiveness of these procedures.

PRRS regional elimination - procedures for taking PRRS out of the breeding herd - Bob Morrison, D.V.M., University of Minnesota, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

May 29, 2012

Who is involved in PRRS detection and elimination? Dr. Bob Morrison, Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, provides a series of update on regional PRRS elimination efforts.

Update on Regional PRRS Elimination Efforts - Dr. Bob Morrison, Professor, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

February 15, 2012

Are consumers concerned about antibiotic use in animals?

Livestock Associated MRSA: What is the Appropriate Level of Concern? - Dr. Peter Davies, Professor, University of Minnesota, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.