SwineCast 1098, At The Meeting – COVID-19: What Dr. Brad Freking learned on pork processing in the last 2 weeks

Download SwineCast mp3 podcast episode for pork productionSwineCast 1098 Show Notes:

  • ‘At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about COVID-19 and the impacts to key markets and the limitations of pork processors to respond.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), are joined by Dr. Brad Freking, CEO and managing partner of New Fashion Pork and a co-owner of Triumph Foods.
  • Freking says that widespread availability of COVID-19 testing is key to helping employees feel comfortable with going back to work. “I’ve learned more about processing in the last 15 days than I have in the last five years,” Freking says.
  • ‘At The Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1097, At The Meeting – COVID-19: Three Things Your Lender Wants You To Do Today

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  • ‘At The Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about COVID-19 and three things your lender wants you to do today.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant) are joined by Mark Greenwood, Chief Diversified Markets Officer at Compeer Financial.
  • Mark offers three take home messages for US pig producers to help navigate the impact of COVID-19 in their pig business: face reality, producers need to do their part, and communication with lenders is essential.
  • ‘At The Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1095, At The Meeting – Protecting The Food System: COVID-19 Prevention Steps For Farm Staff

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  • ‘At The Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about what farm staff need to do reduce their exposure to the Coronavirus to keep the food system operational.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant) are joined by Dr. Jeff Bender (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota). The group reviews the basics of the Coronavirus & COVID-19 science, steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease on farm, and what it means to keep the virus from hurting people and affecting the food system.
  • ‘At The Meeting’, Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

SwineCast 1093, At The Meeting – Swine Central Nervous System Diseases

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  • ‘At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about the increase in the number of reported cases of swine central nervous system diseases.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) are joined by Dr. Bailey Arruda (diagnostic pathologist with Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) to discuss viruses and un-resolved problems of the past with central nervous system diseases.

SwineCast 1088, At The Meeting – Batch Farrowing In Large Farms

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  • This ‘At The Meeting’ Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison conversation covers an old topic that is making a comeback: Batch Farrowing.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) are joined by Dr. Daryl Olsen (Managing Partner with AMVC). The ‘At The Meeting’ group looks at how batch farrowing has come back as a production approach for pig dense locations.
  • Dr. Daryl Olsen also presented more information on batch farrowing at the 2019 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. See his presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0XEWflbxcs