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June 26, 2013

In 2012 Dr. Meyer said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. Where are we today?

Grains and Livestock Economic Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, says key issues in coming months will be input and production costs; demand; output levels for 2013 and 2014; and prices and margins.

He reminded people that in 2012 he said if it rains we have $4 corn and if it doesn't we have $8 corn - and that everyone heard the first part and nobody heard the second part. In summary Dr. Meyer says that corn belt rains have been good, now we need some warm dry days.

June 26, 2013

Economics, weather, and animal health were major conversations during the World Pork Expo. Many of the key presentations and press conferences are available to help your management and barn staff.

The World Pork Expo wrapped up June 7th with many presentations made about animal health, global trade, economics, and weather. These are many of the staples of animal agriculture and now they are available to others that could not attend the Expo.

The core set of many presentations are on SwineCast.com [2013 World Pork Expo] with some additional material from the National Pork Board's Pork Academy also available.

June 19, 2013

What would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak in the US?

Secure Pork Supply - Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. James Roth, Iowa State University, presents details on Secure Pork Supply plans and what would happen if there were a foreign animal disease outbreak. Dr. Roth details the economic factors in play plus strategies the Secure Pork Supply plan would activate if an outbreak occurred.

Key goals of the plan are to address questions from the public, animal transport, infected animal disposition, and economic considerations for packers.

June 19, 2013

If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?

Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers - Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University, shares research and practice around feed efficiency. He leads with the question he hears a lot "If I have a better feed efficiency do I make more money?".

June 19, 2013

What is Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) and how does it affect me?

Update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV): What is it and how will it affect me? - Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, and Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton, National Pork Board, Dr. Tom Burkgren, AASV, present an update on the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry and what outreach efforts are being taken.

Dr. Becton and Dr. Burkgren also outline research efforts that are being funded and how the research is going to proceed.

June 19, 2013

How do you protect, prepare, and plan for the bad things that might happen?

Protect, Prepare and Prevent: Securing Your Farm and Your Reputation - Tom Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President and CEO, The Conley Group, Inc., Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Tom Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President and CEO, The Conley Group, Inc., Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board, present information on crisis planning and offer a tool kit to address the bad things that can happen to good people.

June 18, 2013

What is the infection chain concept and how do we use it?

Infection Chain Concept - Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Brian Payne, Swine Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, looks that the infection chain concept and updates people on the new information that has been assembled. Dr. Payne looks at the system level approach to understanding how disease progress and trying to identify the roots of the disease infection problems.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-world-pork-expo

June 18, 2013

Can the infection chain concept be applied to mycoplasma hyopneumonia?

Swine Production Infection Chain - Dr. David Baumert, Swine Practitioner, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

June 18, 2013

How do you follow mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chains?

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Infection Chain - Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2013 World Pork Expo, June 5 - 7, 2013, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Eduardo Fano, Swine Technical Manager Americas, Boehringer Ingelheim, details the mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection chain and what approaches to understanding it have been studied. Dr. Fano shares data from a series of correlation studies and looks at understanding the whole herd infection of the disease.

More presentations at http://www.swinecast.com/2013-world-pork-expo