Farewell from the SwineCast team

SwineCast started as an idea in 2004 at Eli Lilly and Company in support of Elanco Animal Health when podcasting was starting to become a new approach to sharing ideas and starting conversations. And over the last 20 years we have produced several thousand episodes and videos, interviewing many interesting people around the globe.

It has been fun and there have been some great conversations along the way.

Like all things in life, change happens and now is one of those changes. SwineCast will shut down June 30, 2024 and all the episodes will slowly evaporate into the Internet Ether.

Thank you all for your support!

The SwineCast team

Ned Arthur

John Blue

SwineCast 1254, At The Meeting – Markets Will Drive More Hard Decisions in 2024 – Mark Greenwood

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1254 Show Notes:

  • U.S. swine producers will face continued economic challenges for the first portion of 2024, with a reduction in feed costs arriving by summer. But producers will still need to improve herd health and make their production systems more efficient if they are to survive.
  • The At The Meeting team welcomes back Mark Greenwood, a recently retired executive with Compeer Financial, to discuss what producers can control as 2024 swine markets unfold.
  • On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1253, At The Meeting – US-SHIP Promises Action On Long-standing Health Issues – Dr. Tyler Holck and Mike Walker – SwineCast.com

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1253 Show Notes:

  • The US Swine Health Improvement Plan (US-SHIP), with its House of Delegates and recently elected General Conference Committee (GCC), provides an action-oriented structure to safeguard and improve the health of the U.S. swine herd.
  • The At The Meeting team talks with US-SHIP senior coordinator Dr. Tyler Holck (Iowa State University), and Mike Walker (Christensen Farms), chair of the GCC. Together, the group discusses how US-SHIP’s representative structure is critical to the industry’s future success.
  • On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1252, At The Meeting – U.S. Pork Exports Will Evaporate Without Better Traceability – Rob Brenneman

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1252 Show Notes:

  • The absence of improved standards for tracing the movement of pigs in the U.S. is producing unnecessary risk for producers and the industry.
  • While an estimated 70 percent of producers favor improved traceability, near unanimous adoption is needed to reassure U.S. trade partners and protect producer income in the event of a U.S. foreign animal disease event. The At The Meeting team talks with Rob Brenneman (Brenneman Pork) about what is needed to improve traceability to protect the future of U.S. Pork Exports.
  • On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1251, At The Meeting – What Younger Swine DVMs Want, Need – Dr. Chris Richards

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1251 Show Notes:

  • Recruiting the next generation of swine veterinarians is challenging, which puts the future of swine health at risk.
  • The At The Meeting team talks with Dr. Chris Richards (Managing Director, Apiam Animal Health) about how Apiam has successfully used mentorships, career planning, flexible workplace practices, student debt reduction, and other tools to hire and retain staff who are shaping the future of livestock veterinary services.
  • On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1250, Update From The Swine Disease Reporting System Number 68 – Disease Surveillance Diagnostic and Production Data – Dr. Gustavo Silva

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1250 Show Notes:

SwineCast 1249, At The Meeting – Opportunities and Threats for Spanish Pork Producers – Albert Morera

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1249 Show Notes:

  • Decreases in pork production in other EU countries have created growth opportunities for Spanish pork producers, but the potential for increasing regulation and declining consumption of pork are causing concern.
  • Both threats could drive significant declines in EU pork production in the years ahead. The ATM team discusses the situation with Albert Morera at one of the EU’s largest pork producers, the Vall Companys. Mr. Morera is director general of pork and livestock divisions.
  • On ‘At the Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison are Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), and is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc. In each episode, veterinarians and other swine experts join the podcast to discuss the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1247, How Is African Swine Fever Managed In Europe? – Dr. Dusty Oedekoven

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1247 Show Notes:

  • Dr. Dusty Oedekoven (Chief Veterinarian, National Pork Board) toured the European Union and surrounding countries to learn more about how African Swine Fever (ASF) is managed.
  • Key takeaway: The EU has zone standardization language and practices in place for regions with ASF. This standard helps provide bio-containment, bio-exclusion, and supports business continuity for pork operations, with some regions able to ship pork products after zone practices have been implemented during an ASF outbreak.