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Posted: May 22, 2024
In this episode of 'At the Meeting,' we feature Professor Dermot Hayes, a leading expert in agricultural economics from Iowa State University. Prof. Hayes explores the complexities of swine productivity in the U.S. and its comparison to global standards. He discusses critical topics such as competitiveness, input costs, and the significant challenge of mortality rates in swine production. His insights offer invaluable guidance for stakeholders looking to improve efficiency and... Read more
Posted: January 10, 2024
SwineCast 1254 Show Notes: U.S. swine producers will face continued economic challenges for the first portion of 2024, with a reduction in feed costs arriving by summer. But producers will still need to improve herd health and make their production systems more efficient if they are to survive. The At The Meeting team welcomes back …... Read more
Posted: December 21, 2023
SwineCast 1253 Show Notes: The US Swine Health Improvement Plan (US-SHIP), with its House of Delegates and recently elected General Conference Committee (GCC), provides an action-oriented structure to safeguard and improve the health of the U.S. swine herd. The At The Meeting team talks with US-SHIP senior coordinator Dr. Tyler Holck (Iowa State University), and …... Read more
Posted: December 13, 2023
SwineCast 1252 Show Notes: The absence of improved standards for tracing the movement of pigs in the U.S. is producing unnecessary risk for producers and the industry. While an estimated 70 percent of producers favor improved traceability, near unanimous adoption is needed to reassure U.S. trade partners and protect producer income in the event of …... Read more
Posted: November 8, 2023
SwineCast 1251 Show Notes: Recruiting the next generation of swine veterinarians is challenging, which puts the future of swine health at risk. The At The Meeting team talks with Dr. Chris Richards (Managing Director, Apiam Animal Health) about how Apiam has successfully used mentorships, career planning, flexible workplace practices, student debt reduction, and other tools …... Read more
Posted: October 19, 2023
SwineCast 1249 Show Notes: Decreases in pork production in other EU countries have created growth opportunities for Spanish pork producers, but the potential for increasing regulation and declining consumption of pork are causing concern. Both threats could drive significant declines in EU pork production in the years ahead. The ATM team discusses the situation with …... Read more
Posted: August 31, 2023
SwineCast 1243 Show Notes: With several successful California Prop 12 certifications behind her, Dr. Cara Haden from Pipestone Veterinary Services has important insights about the compliance process. She shares with the At The Meeting team how important detailed documentation is to the Prop 12 certification process. On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are …... Read more
Posted: August 14, 2023
SwineCast 1241 Show Notes: The European Union swine producers are facing challenging headwinds related to economics, environmental concerns, and perceptions of livestock conditions. Is this an opportunity for U.S. producers or a foreshadowing of the future? The At The Meeting team talks with Dr. Oliver Duran (Boehringer Ingelheim Leader for the Swine Technical Services Team) …... Read more
Posted: July 1, 2023
SwineCast 1238 Show Notes: Reducing costs and managing capital are key survival strategies during periods of challenging production economics. The ‘At The Meeting‘ team talks with John Schwartz, CEO and President of Schwartz Farms, one of the leading swine production companies in the U.S. Mr. Schwartz provides insights on how to lead during the current …... Read more
Posted: June 6, 2023
SwineCast 1234 Show Notes: Dr. Tyler Te Grotenhuis (Christensen Farms) and Dr. Mike Eisenmenger (recently retired from the Swine Vet Center) discuss with the At The Meeting team how to implement biosecurity on nursery-grow-finish sites. On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. …... Read more
Posted: May 7, 2023
SwineCast 1232 Show Notes: Dr. Steve Meyer (Lead Economist, Partners for Production Agriculture) joins the At The Meeting team to discuss the outlook for current low pig prices. Lower demand and increasing costs will make 2023 a difficult year, but Meyer says it is important to remember the advantages U.S. pork producers enjoy. On ‘At …... Read more
Posted: April 20, 2023
SwineCast 1231 Show Notes: “Doing what we know how to do” is the best next step in efforts to eliminate PRRSv from the U.S. herd. The At The Meeting team presents a clear agenda in its continuing conversation with Dr. Scott Dee (Retired Director of Applied Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services) and Dr. Reid Philips (PRRS …... Read more