Pork Board’s Strategic Plan – People, Pigs & Planet

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During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk intern, Taylor Truckey, sat down with fellow Michiganite, Dale Norton. Dale is President of the National Pork Board and after they found out they are from neighboring hometowns, they chatted about their new initiative, People, Pigs & Planet that they are using to bridge the gap between producer and consumer. …

Ag Group, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Pork Board Provides Update on PEDv

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During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting, Taylor spoke with Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health, Information & Research for the National Pork Board, about PEDv and it’s impact on the U.S. swine industry. They also discuss the research currently being conducting to combat this epidemic. “It’s been a very challenging few months. PEDv was first …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

Swine BioPortal Provides Flexibility to Data Evaluation

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The collection of data is important when it comes to monitoring the PRRS virus. But what do you do with all those numbers once you have them? Dr. Enrique Mondaca, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), hit on that during BIVI’s session at the North American PRRS Symposium last week in Chicago. The Swine BioPortal is an answer to how veterinarians and producers …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Swine

Gathering Data & Using It

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There are different tools producers and technicians can take advantage of when coordinating disease control. Dr. Erin Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), talked about a couple of these during the North American PRRS Symposium at BIVI’s breakout session. “One of our big data gap problems is we have a lot of data on the farm, but we don’t translate it very …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Swine

Follow Your Management Rules to Tackle PRRS

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With over 20 years of research into PRRS, Dr. PH Rathjen with Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), is no stranger to the virus. As one of the speakers at the BIVI sponsored session at the North American PRRS Symposium he shared his experiences dealing with PRRS from his home in Denmark and how utilizing both Area Regional Control (ARC) and vaccines can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Swine

Closing the PRRS Knowledge Gap

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The amount of research being done with PRRS is great, however the knowledge gap is large. Dr. Andres Perez, professor at the University of Minnesota, talked about PRRS research with goals to close some of our knowledge gaps and summarized results of and future plans for research on PRRS incidence, molecular epidemiology and modeling. All this took place during Boehringer …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Swine

System Based PRRS Control

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As veterinarians and researchers gathered for the 20th North American PRRS Symposium they heard from many speakers who shared insights into the virus. One was Dr. John Kolb who is a professional services veterinarian working in the key account section of Boehringer Ingelheim. He talked about the application of a system-based PRRS control methodology which provides a systematic approach for …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Research, Swine

Rising Pork Consumption in Mexico Boosts U.S. Exports

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October meat export results, which were just released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), showed another outstanding month for U.S. pork exports to Mexico. In fact, pork export value to Mexico – $1.3 billion – has already broken the full-year record set last year ($1.22 million), and export volume to Mexico is on pace to …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Meat

Historical Comparison of PRV & PRRS at BIVI Seminar

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The North American PRRS Symposium took place in Chicago over the weekend. Boehringer Ingelheim’s sponsored PRRS session was centered around coordinating efforts for area disease control. The 20th anniversary of global PRRS solutions brought together the leading researchers and veterinarians to drive the discussion on the next steps to tackling the long-standing virus. One of the keynote speakers was Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, PRRS, Swine

CAT Expands Presence in Agriculture Industry

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A first time sponsor and exhibitor at last week’s Agricultural Retailers Association convention in New Orleans was Caterpillar (CAT). Dustin Johansen with CAT says they are working to make their products more well known in the agricultural market. “We’ve always have our construction products sold in agriculture, but as the agriculture industry continues to expand, we want to really put …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Livestock, NCBA