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January 8, 2015

What is in the manure that is of value to capture and what must be done to manage it appropriately?

Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Minnesota, talks about the ecosystem of sustainability with respect to manure. What is in the manure that is of value to capture and what must be done to manage appropriately? Dr. DiCostanzo outlines the main drivers of sustainability in cattle feeding-farming operations and what data items should be monitored to understand the economic values.

Fertilizer Price, Manure Value and Farm Sustainability - Pt. 2 - Dr. Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Iowa Cattle Industry Convention, December 8 - 10, 2014, Des Moines IA, USA

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.

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

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 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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.