Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association, 2015 Pork Academy Sellers highlights how the Veterinary Feed Directive idea was developed and where it is today. Sellers also explains the timeline and some of the current hurdles to being ready for January 1, 2017. His main take away is be proactive and be flexible. Presentation Changes on […]

Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center, 2016 Pork Academy Holst provides specific actions on being ready for the Veterinary Feed Directive by January 1, 2017. Holst’s main take away is to establish, today, your Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) and communicate frequently with everyone involved with your operations, including staff, management, feed mills, veterinarians, suppliers, and customers. […]

Weather Outlook – 2016

Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, 2016 Pork Academy This presentation will provide information on the weather outlook for 2015 and beyond. Presentation Weather Outlook 2016 & Beyond from National Pork Board Video

Market Outlook – 2016

Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, 2016 Pork Academy This session will provide an overview of market outlook for all commodities associated with the pork industry. Presentation Market Outlook – 2016 from National Pork Board

U.S. Exports and International Trade

Becca Nepple, National Pork Board and Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Nepple and Hayes provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is “Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?” and “How long will the China opportunity last?” Hayes closes with two key points: […]

“What Would the Grill Say?” – Checkoff Consumer Campaign

Ceci Snyder, National Pork Board, 2016 Pork Academy Snyder shares the planning and activity around Pork Checkoff funded consumer marketing. Snyder shares examples of the summer and fall media campaigns, metrics, and what the goals are for the rest of the year. Video

Weather Outlook – 2015

Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, 2015 Pork Academy This presentation will provide information on the weather outlook for 2015 and beyond. Presentation Weather Outlook – 2015 from National Pork Board

Market Outlook – 2015

Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, 2015 Pork Academy This session will provide an overview of market outlook for all commodities associated with the pork industry. Presentation Market Outlook – 2015 from National Pork Board

Sow Lifetime Productivity

Dr. Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board, 2015 Pork Academy The number of quality pigs a sow produces from the time she becomes breeding eligible until she leaves the herd is more comprehensive than simply measuring pigs per sow per year. It more fully represents the overall efficiency with which she produces pigs and has a […]

Secure Pork Supply

Pam Zaabel, DVM, 2015 Pork Academy The secure pork supply plan is being developed to help maintain business continuity in the event of trade limiting foreign animal disease of swine. Recently the producer components of the plan were piloted in Iowa. This session will provide an overview of the pilot project and the experiences of […]