2018 Pork Academy Presentations

Sow Lifetime Productivity by Dr. George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Canada Listen to Audio   A “Fresh” Perspective: Driving Key Cutout Sales by Kiersten Hafer, Clemens Food Group Download PowerPoint  |  Watch Presentation   International Marketing Update by Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Download PowerPoint  |  Watch Presentation   Antibiotic […]

PORK Academy Seminars Provide Producers On-Farm Insights

Make plans to attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 6-7

Des Moines, Iowa - May 21- The Pork Checkoff's Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production.

The Swine Health Information Center

Dr. Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board, 2015 Pork Academy The experience of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has offered us many lessons. We have learned that the logistics of today’s pork production is so large that the likelihood of being able to protect against the entry of another disease is, at best, extremely small. International […]

Weather Outlook 2017 & Beyond

Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, provides an update on what the weather will be like through 2017. Dr. Taylor enforces the idea of assigning real values to risk and understanding what they mean. Dr. Taylor discusses some of the key areas on Earth that impact […]

Protein and Consumer Markets Outlook

Dr. Steve Meyer, EMI Analytics, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Steve Meyer, Vice President, Pork Analysis, EMI Analytics, provides a focused view on consumer demand and the short term futures that will impact prices and markets. Dr. Meyer also looks at proteins across the board and what planning farm management needs to consider. Video

Feed Ingredient Outlook

Eric Scholer, EMI Analytics, 2017 Pork Academy Eric Scholer, Vice President, EMI Analytics, details how feed markets are working and their impacts to planning. Video

Veterinary Feed Directive

Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive’s implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK […]

U.S. Exports and International Trade

Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, walks through a detailed analysis of the global pork trade and how China is changing to meet their pork supply needs. Dr. Hayes’ take aways: “China is driving world pork markets and will do so for at least 18 months.” […]

Sub-Therapeutic Growth-Promoting Antibiotic Alternatives

Wes Schweer, Iowa State University, 2017 Pork Academy Wes Schweer, Iowa State University, provides a detailed review and evaluation of growth promoting antibiotic alternatives in the literature. While the research does not make any recommendations on the best antibiotic growth promotant (AGP) alternatives or genetic background / health status to best evaluate on, the research […]

Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available

Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, 2017 Pork Academy Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, shares how sow housing has changed over the last 20 years. Dr. Safranski looks at some of the parameters that define sow housing today and the movements toward group sow housing. Dr. Safranski closes with the subject of sow housing […]