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REGISTER TODAY: Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference Spring Events to be held March 24

TAGS: Swine News
Prop 12 and sow farrowing, hog prices, feed wastage and more among topics.


The Spring Event of National Hog Farmer's Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference is set to take place Wednesday, March 24. We have another great program lined up with covering a variety of important topics.

On the agenda: 

10:00 AM -10:20 AM - Recognizing industry legend Roy Poage
During this spring's Pork Forum, Roy Poage received the 2021 Pork Industry Distinguished Service Award, an award given to an individual in recognition of their immeasurable contribution to the industry. Poage’s career in the pork industry revolutionized the way we now raise and care for pigs. Every step of the way, he was committed to the best treatment of pigs, purposefully training his employees and thinking in strategic and innovative ways. In this segment, National Hog Farmers' Sarah Muirhead and pork industry leader Jan Archer catch up with Poage to celebrate his much-deserved recognition and talk about how the hog industry has evolved and what's ahead. 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM - California’s Proposition 12 and sow housing: Where are we at and what’s ahead?
n November 2018, California voters enacted Proposition 12, entitled the Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animal Act, with the stated purpose "to prevent animal cruelty by phasing out extreme methods of farm animal confinement, which also threaten the health and safety of California consumers, and increase the risk of foodborne illness and associated negative fiscal impacts on the State of California." In addition,  Massachusetts Question 3 looks to ban certain farm animal confinement practices. It kicks in for 2022 and bans the sales of products from pigs, calves and hens if they are not provided enough room to move around. Legal challenges are in the works but what else can you as a producer do to prepare. In this segment, we talk with Fritz Richards and WIll Herring of Hog Slat and Gary H. Baise, principal at Olsson Frank Weeda in Washington, DC, to find out more. 

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM - The Great Pork Hackaton: What is it and how might it benefit the hog industry?
The Great Pork Hackathon Series kicks off this week. Hosted by the Farm Foundation and Purdue University's Open Ag Technology & Systems (OATS) Center, this multi-part hackathon series is aimed at solving problems for the pork industry and create lasting code for improved data flow and processes through open source interoperability. In this session, we find you what this could means for the hog industry and learn about other similar plans that are in the works.  

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM - What's ahead for hog prices, profitability?
hat’s ahead for the hog market in regard to prices and profitability? Dennis Smith, commodity broker specializing in grain and livestock trading with Archer Financial, and David Bauer, senior market analyst, Provimi/Cargill, join us to share their insight and projections.  

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM - What have we learned from 20 years of Enterisol Ileitis research?
Solving health challenges and having effective tools to promote wellbeing and production performance is the goal of every swine veterinarian and hog producer.  One long-standing health challenge is porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE) or “ileitis.” In 2001, the first vaccine against the disease, Enterisol Ileitis, was launched in the U.S. Fernando Leite, DVM, MS, PhD, of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc, joins us for a brief review of the 20-year history of the use of Enterisol Ileitis for the control of PPE. He shares learnings to date on the disease and vaccine. 

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM - Why it pays to stop feed wastage?
or every pig farmer in 2021, it could pay big dividends to know the answer to this simple question: How much feed never gets eaten by your pigs and ends up as waste? Whether it’s in a manure pit below a farrowing or gestation barn or under multiple grow-finish barns, feed wastage this year could translate into massive losses with corn prices above $5 per bushel and soybean meal north of $400 per ton. In this session, Chris Hostetler, Ph.D., Director of Animal Science at the National Pork Board, provides us with easy steps for yielding massive savings.  

Join us for a day of networking opportunities, exhibitor pages and resources, live discussions and new products to explore. 

Can't join us on event day. Your registration will allow you the access the event presentations archives whenever you like.

REGISTER for this FREE one-of-a-kind event.

And check back for more information on additional programming coming to you as part of the Global Hog Industry Virtual Conference, including our next full day event on May 26, which will include our annual New Product Tour competition. Tune in and vote for your favorite new product! 

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