SwineCast update for September 29, 2010, What Was Said At The Leman Conference?

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SwineCast Update for August 11, 2010, Will We See Congressional Action On Estate Taxes This Year?

The Year of Pigs is going strong at the Indiana State Fair. Mike Platt, Executive Director of the Indiana Pork Producers Association, shares how innovative product promotion efforts are paying off in Indiana.

SwineCast update for July 8, 2010, How Can You Improve Your Individual Pig Care Management Skills?

It's frustrating to see the administration hoist the export flag, setting the goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years (which has never happened before) while congress sits on their respective... hands when it comes to critical free trade agreements ready to sign.

SwineCast update for June 10, 2010, World Pork Expo In Full Swing

World Pork Expo is in full swing and SwineCast is taking an active role in the conversations. We are talking with producers, companies and key stakeholders over the next couple of days and sharing those conversations with you on SwineCast.com.

SwineCast update for May 25, 2010, What Are The Educational Opportunities At The World Pork Expo?

The World Pork Expo is on the near term agenda (June 9-11 in Des Moines, Iowa) followed closely by the National Pork Board's 2010 Pork Management Conference in Hilton Head, SC.

SwineCast will be bringing you in-depth conversations from both events. Want to learn more about what's going on in Des Moines? We talk with the Pork Board's Assistant Vice President - Communications, Cindy Cunningham to overview the many seminars and educational programs that are free to attendees. The Pork Management Conference brings top speakers on issues external to the industry as well as updates on key topics all producers need to know. Get registered or learn more about the agenda via the program guide.

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What Are The Educational Opportunities At The World Pork Expo?

MP3 fileCindy Cunningham, National Pork Board Vice-President of Communications, updates us on the programs, seminars and events at 2010 World Pork Expo.

Asian Foot and Mouth Disease? Impact North American Producers?

MP3 fileSwine producers in North America should take action to stop potential Foot and Mouth Disease carriers at the farm gate.

Filtering Nutrients From Wastewater With Algae

MP3 fileWalter Mulby, USDA Agricultural Research Service Microbiologist, shares information on research into low-cost algae-based systems to reclaim nutrients from manures.

Agriculture Telling its Story

Animal‑rights is not about treating animals more nicely Wesley J. Smith, Award winning author and Senior Fellow in Human Rights and Bioethics at the Discovery Institute, shares his view that animal-rights is an ideology and that agriculture must do a much better job of explaining the great traditions of animal husbandry and the tremendous human benefit we receive from the proper and humane use of animals. Both the audio and transcript of the presentation is available.

How Agriculture Needs To Work Together What are some of the core issues, projects, and principles that Agriculture should organize around and tackle?

Man-Made Climate Change: Hoax or Myth Dr. Jay Lehr, Science Director of The Heartland Institute, breaks down the hoax and myths behind man-made climate change. This is a three part presentation , via DairyCast, from the 2010 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention.

SwineCast update for May 13, 2010, How Can Enzootic Pneumonia Effect Your Operations?

An important update from past NPPC president Don Butler on three Free Trade Agreements which are complete in every respect except… we’re waiting on Congressional passage. Given the twin hammers of H1N1 and world economic upheaval, the U.S. pork industry is doing all it can to grow demand through exports and maintain the black ink of the past few months.

SwineCast Update for April 29, 2010, Reducing Pig Stress By Feeding Tryptophan

When Jerry Seinfeld and friends used Tryptophan (delivered in a late turkey dinner) to get at primo “G.I. Joe” action figures… little did we know the outcome would be good news for swine producers.

Researchers are finding the nap-inducing amino acid slows down the aggressive tendencies of re-mixed pigs and gilt replacements. Think of it as Thanksgiving afternoon without the Cowboys and Lions.

SwineCast Update for April 15, 2010, What Is The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act?

SwineCast has recently increased its industry stake with sponsorships of significant meetings through our parent, Truffle Media Networks. The event sponsorships resulted in exclusive SwineCast coverage of the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting: “One Health: Implications For Animal Agriculture.”

SwineCast update for April 1, 2010, What are Some Control Options for H1N1?

Last Friday’s USDA Pig Crop Report sent markets sharply higher with audible cheering heard from North Carolina to Nebraska. Economist Steve Meyers noted the report "had brought the series of boring pig crop reports to a screeching halt." You can hear the National Pork Board’s post-report press conference here.
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