DATE: May 25 starting at 11 am Central
TOPIC: Foreign Animal Disease: Preparedness and Prevention
PLUS National Hog Farmers' New Product Tour competition - Vote for your favorite new product!
National Hog Farmer's fourth annual Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference is set for Wednesday, May 25.
Sessions start at 11 am. We will wrap with National Hog Farmers highly anticipated New Product Tour competition. Tune in and vote for your favorite new product of the year! You can also visit the National Hog Farmer booth at the World Pork Expo to cast your vote for your favorite new product.
The Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference is a live event and you will be able to ask questions and interact with a number of our speakers.
Topics will be focused around the theme of Foreign Animal Disease: Preparedness and Prevention.
Reserve your seat today by visiting the event registration page.
The 2022 Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference will feature the following experts and topics:
Economic impacts of a foreign animal disease
How is African swine fever impacting global pork export markets and what takeaways can we glean from the avian influenza outbreak? Economists Lee Schulz, Iowa State University, and Brian Earnest, CoBank, join us to offer their insight and outlook.
How USDA is fighting African swine fever
The USDA has invested $500 million to prevent the spread of African swine fever. USDA Associate Administrator Dr. Jack Shere, head of ASF efforts, will review enhanced surveillance, testing and response preparations on the U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as discuss new ways USDA is supporting commercial pork producers in their work to safeguard the health of the nation's swine herd and trade industry.
Biosecurity behind biomedical facilities
With the first successful transplant of a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human earlier this year, swine biomedical research is once again making headlines. To produce these research-purpose pigs, strict biosecurity protocols are crucial. Tom Gillespie, DVM, Performance Health PC, joins us to discuss the extra precautions these facilities take and what the U.S. swine industry may want to consider implementing before a foreign animal disease arrives.
Foreign animal diseases beyond our borders
Dr. Joseph Yaros, the President of Pipestone International Management China Division, has seen firsthand the measures that are working and not working in China to control African swine fever. From diagnostics and disinfection to biosecurity and transportation, what takeaways should the U.S. swine industry have about what is happening overseas?
Japanese Encephalitis Virus update
What is the Japanese encephalitis virus and why should the U.S. swine industry be concerned about this outbreak in Australia? Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center, provides a snapshot of the current situation in the “land down under” and the potential risks for transboundary introduction of JEV into the United States.
Time for national strategy is now
Have you enrolled your production site or slaughter facility in the U.S. Swine Health Improvement Plan yet? How has the poultry industry benefitted from having the National Poultry Improvement Plan with avian influenza? Dr. Rodger Main, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and Craig Rowles, Versova, detail both programs and why it is crucial for U.S. pork producers to participate.
International trade update
National Pork Producers Council Assistant Vice President of International Affairs Maria Zieba joins us to give a trade update including the political landscape and overview on efforts to expand and maintain export markets.
National Hog Farmer's 2021 New Product Tour presentations
National Hog Farmer's New Products Tour allows companies to showcase their latest products to help producers save money and improve efficiency. A panel of pork industry experts will pore over documentation on the new products, keeping in mind how each product would benefit the producer and industry. Companies are then asked to join us to present the features of their product or service and to answer your questions and those from our panel of judges.
To register for this FREE educational event and to interact with our speakers on event day, click here.
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