Business seminars scheduled for WPX

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The 2012 World Pork Expo (WPX) is less than a month away, and even though the days are jam packed, there is a set of business seminars worth noting.

The dates for this year’s event are June 6 through June 8. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, WPX takes place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines Iowa.

Along with Pork Academy seminars, brought to you by the National Pork Board, there are educational opportunities in the form of company-sponsored Business Seminars. All take place within the Varied Industries Building.  

Here’s a look at this year’s Business Seminar Lineup:

Wednesday, June 6

9:30-10:15 a.m. Medicating groups of pigs: What weight of pig do we treat?

Sponsored by: Merck Animal Health; Tim Kniffen, D.V.M., M.S., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health. This presentation will incorporate aspects of the always eagerly anticipated elements of statistics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, & pig weights to evaluate the dose of antimicrobial pigs in a group receive when they are all medicated with the same dose of an antimicrobial.

10:15-11:00 a.m. Factors affecting safe and effective vaccination

Sponsored by: Merck Animal Health; Jack Creel, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health
This presentation will review vaccine handling, environment, immune status and other factors affecting proper vaccination of growing pigs.

11:00-11:45 a.m. Deworming options for optimal herd performance

Sponsored by: Merck Animal Health; Jamie Lehman, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health. This presentation will review an ongoing problem of internal parasites, how they affect immune function, health and performance, and how to diagnose and treat.
 
Noon-2:30 p.m. Business seminar luncheon

Sponsored by: National Pork Checkoff; Free lunch provided at Noon; speakers begin at 12:30 p.m.
Elwynn Taylor, Ph.D., Iowa State University: Weather outlook. Steve Meyer, M.S., Paragon Economics: Economic outlook.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Feeding for 30 — sow nutrition forum

Sponsored by: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC and Zinpro Corporation; Where does nutrition fit in achieving 30 pigs per sow per year? Dr. Gawain Willis, director of nutritional services, Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC
Can you achieve 30 pigs weaned per sow per year? Is it real or just another buzzword concept? The challenge is far greater than genetic selection alone. Maternal nutrition is important in creating and supporting large litters profitably. If a sow is "producing for 30," shouldn't we be "feeding for 30"?

Join the Feeding for 30 discussion to learn from a panel of fellow sow producers and expert nutritionists on:
* Sow nutrition: catching-up with genetic progress
* Birth weight: where is it today and what it tells us about lifetime performance
* Economics and 30 pigs per sow, per year
* Key benchmarks to hit the target

Thursday, June 7

9:30-11:00 a.m. Improve your manure from the pit up

Sponsored by: SFP; Dave Schwartz, SFP, vice president of sales and business development
Learn how you can Improve Your Manure from the Pit Up by adding a revolutionary product called More Than Manure (MTM). On-farm research has shown MTM increases the phosphorus and nitrogen availability of the manures you apply as fertilizer and on average farmers have seen a 13.9 bushel increase using MTM with liquid hog manure on corn. In addition to agronomic benefits, MTM has also shown a decrease in crusting and solids within the pit or lagoon and can also decrease the ammonia levels with the your confinement operation. Join us to learn how MTM can improve your manure from the pit up.

Noon-2:30 p.m. Business seminar luncheon

Sponsored by: National Pork Checkoff; Free lunch provided at Noon; speakers begin at 12:30 p.m.
Elwynn Taylor, Ph.D., Iowa State University: Weather outlook. Steve Meyer, M.S., Paragon Economics: Economic outlook

1:00-2:00 p..m. Managing your nutrition strategy to stay competitive?

Sponsored by: Cargill; Dr. Kevin Touchette, Ph.D. nutritionist
* Are you feeding the right ingredients at the right price?
* Are you managing the variation of the ingredients you are using?
* Are you using the best nutrition strategy for your business?

Please join us in discussions around our proven processes that translate available ingredients into nutrient supplies. Gain knowledge and confidence to see the difference in your animal performance and bottom line.

2:00-3:00 p.m. The role of Defusion in nursery pig diets with grains of different quality

Sponsored by: Akey; Douglas R. Cook, Ph.D. nutritionist. Please join us to review research with an exciting new technology to help manage pig performance in the face of quality-challenged and good quality grain. Gain knowledge and confidence to see the difference in your animal performance and bottom line.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Managing price risk in your pork system – New marketing tools for new times

Sponsored by: Cargill Pork Procurement and Cargill Risk Management; Terry Mahoney, marketing representative
* How to proactively manage market exposure in these ever-changing global markets.
* What plan is right for you?
* Alternative execution strategies that will help reduce capital when executing on your marketing plan.

Cargill Pork Procurement - We offer a variety of marketing opportunities for your pork system. Our Supply Managers will work with you to help you capture the best value for your system. Through our partnership with Cargill Risk Management, we can offer forward pricing options that no other packer has available today.

Cargill Risk Management - We offer proprietary price risk tools to food production systems by offering the tools to help them manage their margins, reduce market volatility, reduce investment, and reduce short-term capital needed to execute their plan.


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