SwineCast update for March 4th, 2009, Local/national challenges facing protein producers.

Update for March 4th, 2009

The Conference season continues and SwineCast is there.. Overall impressions from the Colorado Pigski conference.. Looking for answers and the will to do what’s required when we find it. Some good news from economist Steve Meyer who’s looking for profitable markets in the 2nd and 3rd quarter though we may return to red towards the end of the year. Steve’s numbers made sense. You can find those at http://www.dailylivestockreport.com/ which he co-authors. Paul Jeske, one of the program organizers and of Swine Vet Services, gave a good presentation. His review of where we are in the healh issue management field was a great up to date synopsis.

If you couldn’t attend, you might check out the presentations from the International PRRS Conference in Chicago back at SwineCast.com. That program is a really in-depth set of presentations from industry and research leaders in the herd health management field. Some audio only, others powerpoint with audio… certainly worth a visit and review.

Here’s an exciting development for SwineCast that we’ve been working on for a while. The National Pork Producers Council has signed on as our association sponsor which opens up a new source of information and support as well as expanding the SwineCast community to include the NPPC membership. That’s a big deal… we recognize it and appreciate it. Our effort will continue to be bringing you management information and conversations that provide you value in the coming months starting with our coverage of Pork Forum in Dallas next week..

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