Iowa Swine Day June 29, 2017
Ames, IA

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Plenary session

Future state of the U.S. pork industry link opens in new window/tab
Mark Greenwood, senior vice president, AgStar Financial Services, Mankato, MN

Countering misperceptions about the use of science in meat production link opens in new window/tab
Dr Joe Schwarcz, director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A review of commodity trends globally and consumer trends nationally link opens in new window/tab
Dr Dhamu Thamodaran, executive vice president, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Hedging Officer, Smithfield Foods, Smithfield, VA

So, you want to date my daughter!
Bruce Vincent, executive director, Provider Pals, Libby, MT

Student luncheon: Sense, nonsense and science link opens in new window/tab
Dr Joe Schwarcz, director, Office for Science and Society, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Concurrent session 1

Gene editing for animal agriculture: Practice and possibilities link opens in new window/tab
Dr Randy Prather, Curators' Professor, Animal Sciences and director, National Swine Resource and Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Update on viruses: Seneca, PED, PRRS link opens in new window/tab
Dr Pablo Pineyro, assistant professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Overview of the 2017 VFD program: Compliance perspective
Jeff Verzal, Livestock Compliance Investigator, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Des Moines, IA

Planning for a secure pork supply in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak link opens in new window/tab
Dr Jim Roth, distinguished professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine and director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Concurrent session 2

Can diet be used to improve gut health? What role does drinking water play?link opens in new window/tab
Dr John Patience, professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Challenges and emerging needs for the next generation of swine production facilities link opens in new window/tab
Dr Jay Harmon, interim associate dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director, Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Dr Steve Hoff, professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Margins every producer should have link opens in new window/tab
Kent Bang, vice president and team leader, Industry Specialists, AgStar Financial Services, Omaha, NE

What’s next with consumers?
Randy Krotz, chief executive officer, U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, Chesterfield, MO

Concurrent session 3: What's new in research at Iowa State University

The changing label of processed meats: Consumers, science and implications link opens in new window/tab
Dr Rodrigo Tarte ́, assistant professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Lipid peroxidation impacts on growth and oxidative stress in pigs link opens in new window/tab
Dr Brian Kerr, lead scientist, Agroecosystems Management Research, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, USDA-ARS, Ames, IA

Progress in biosecurity and risk assessment of swine diseases link opens in new window/tab
Dr Derald Holtkamp, associate professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Turning down the heat: How heat stress affects muscle growth and limits pork production link opens in new window/tab
Dr Joshua Selsby, assistant professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

 

Contacts:
John Patience, Animal Science, 515-294-5132, jfp@iastate.edu