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PORK Academy Seminar Details

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
9:15 - 10:00 Update on PEDV: What is it and how will it affect me?
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Lisa Becton & Patrick Webb, National Pork Board Tom Burkgren & Harry Snelson, AASV

Swine health experts from the National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will discuss the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry, provide an update on outreach efforts and outline potential research into the disease. 

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

10:15 - 11:00 Secure Pork Supply
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

James Roth, Iowa State University

In the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak in the U.S., maintaining business continuity is critical for food security and animal health/welfare in order to continue providing a safe supply of pork for consumers while focusing on disease control and eradication. A Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan being developed includes procedures – considered feasible by pork producers, processors, and state and federal agencies – which would enable the safe movement of disease-free animals in FAD-controlled areas to harvest channels or other production sites. FADs to be addressed in the SPS plan include Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Swine Vesicular Disease.

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

11:15 - 12:00 Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

 

Feed ingredient pricing and availability for the summer

months will be discussed, as well as improvements in

feed efficiency driven by in-barn management and nutrition.

 

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

1:30 - 2:15 Protect, Prepare and Prevent: Securing Your Farm and Your Reputation
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Tom M. Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS

President & CEO, The Conley Group, Inc.

Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board

You’d think high input prices and animal health issues would be enough for pork producers to deal with, but lately some have been challenged with hog theft and even crisis situations unimaginable 10 years ago. Learn the importance of protecting your barn sites from theft and find out about Pork Checkoff funded resources designed to help producers identify on-farm vulnerabilities, prevent potential crisis situations and respond effectively should a crisis event occur.

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

2:30 - 3:30 Export Issues & World Markets
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board

Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board

Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council

Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University

An update on current U.S. export activities and markets;  a review of market access and policy issues including scientific barriers to trade; and a report on the utilization of pork variety meats and by-products in foreign markets.

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

Thursday, June 6, 2013
9:15 - 10:00 Food Safety Analysis
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Marcos Rostagno, USDA/ARS –Purdue University

Food safety is a complex multifactorial challenge encompassing

different issues, as well as perceptions and attitudes. From the

simple occurrence of foodborne pathogens to the complicated

antimicrobial resistance public health risk, food safety has become

a critical component of pork production.  This session will discuss

pork safety along the farm-to-fork continuum; how producers to

consumers are keeping food supplies safe; and potential food safety

issues in alternative pork production systems.

 

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C

10:15 - 11:00 Update on PEDV: What is it and how will it affect me?
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Lisa Becton & Patrick Webb, National Pork Board Tom Burkgren & Harry Snelson, AASV

Swine health experts from the National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will discuss the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry, provide an update on outreach efforts and outline potential research into the disease.   

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C 

11:15 - 12:00 Reproductive Decision Tree
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Don Levis, Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy

The National Swine Production Guide allows producers to address

challenges in the breeding barn by using a decision tree to reveal

information about the problem and suggest corrective changes

in management practices.

 

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C  

1:30 - 2:15 Industry Productivity Analysis
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Ken Stalder, Iowa State University

Data collection results from 2005 through 2012 on sow and

production traits, changes in production traits over time, industry

productivity in 2012 and benchmarking key productive traits.

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C 

2:30 - 4:00 Sow Housing
Sponsored by: Pork Checkoff

Harold Gonyou, Prairie Swine Center

Don Levis, Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy

Ron Bates, Michigan State University

A review of on-farm scenarios demonstrating how decisions will differ to optimize animal care and welfare; and resources to help you decide which alternative sow gestation housing types could work on your farm.

Location: Varied Industries Building Meeting Room C