SwineCast update for July 9, 2009, Plantapalooza and Canadian Producers Call For North American Voluntary Cull Program

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Update for July 9, 2009

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Conversations in the community are looking at new ways of considering our current situation. The recent 4th of July special focused on innovation in a crisis from a source outside of agriculture. The speaker, Emmanuel Maceda of Bain Management Consulting, discussed using extreme situations as a springboard to implement change, certainly, an apt description of our current industry outlook. Learn more.

In a meeting just this week with a group of industry leaders, new ways of providing information and value in light of disease concerns and new economies are being considered. Whatever the future looks like, it will not be ‘business as usual’.

SwineCast has already inked agreements with key meeting organizers to capture and extend the reach of presentations and information offered at major conferences, recognizing time and travel budgets are highly constrained today. Beyond reporting on the conference, we’ll bring the conference to you. Keep an eye on our SwineCast.com/ConferenceConnection page in coming weeks to stay in touch with industry issues and events.


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SwineCast® Conversations

Updates and information on the industry.
  • MP3 fileAudio: SwineCast 0440, Canadian Producers Call For North American Voluntary Cull Program.
  • MP3 fileAudio: SwineCast 0439, New Soybean Varieties Provide Options For Livestock Rations.
  • MP3 fileAudio: SwineCast 0438, 4th of July Management Special, Emmanuel Maceda of Bain Management Consulting: Innovative Leadership During Economic Crisis.
SwineCast® Headliners

Get the latest thoughts and commentary on the industry.
  • Link to blogBlog: Two Sides of the Same Book, By Mark Jewell . "Spend some time evaluating the different kinds of jobs available to us in the agriculture industry, and something interesting starts to emerge. Almost as if there were two different covers on the same book, there appears to be two different genre’s to exist in, if you work in the agriculture industry. First, you have the stereotypical farm work that anyone can see. Tractors driving through the fields, someone bailing hay, a farmer working on equipment, another hauling manure - all the kinds of jobs that get the day to day dirty work done.". Read more.
  • BlogBlog: Jeremy Knutson Commodity commentary on markets. Read more.
  • Link to blogBlog: The Balancing Act Continues, By Dennis DiPietre. "I traveled through the midwest corn production areas last week and I must admit, the corn looks exceptionally good. This falls in line (and my impression is no doubt influenced by!) the recent USDA corn report which puts acres planted for the coming year at 87 million (which is second in acres to 2007, the all time ethanol corn demand plantapalooza), up a million acres." Read more.
SwineCast® Conference Connection

  • From the 2009 World Pork Expo, June 3 to 5, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
    • MP3 fileAudio: Pork Academy Looks At Hispanic Labor Future.
  • Most viewed video presentation from The National Institute for Animal Agriculture's The Changing Face of Animal Agriculture conference held March 31 - April 1, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
    • MP3 fileVideo: Bill Medley - How Wall Street is Impacting Credit to Farmers.


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