NEWS NOW from IPIC

 

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC)

Jul 14, 2021

 

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE
In-person is the new buzzword
What a difference a year makes! In 2020, so many of our teaching, learning and extension experiences were moved to online, virtual delivery. While we all adapted to how things needed to be, we now are moving  forward into in-person meetings where we can truly see and talk with others. Make no mistake - the virtual option will continue to be a part of how we all look for, discover and share knowledge. What hasn't changed is our industry's need for continuing research and demonstrations, workshops and seminars, to keep doing what's right for the people and the animals. What questions can we help answer for you? Call us 800-808-7675 or 515-294-4103, email us [email protected] and check our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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NEWS
New Corn Quality Concerns Publication Available
Corn is a major ingredient in swine diets (ranging from 70 to 88% on a weight basis), which makes corn the primary energy source for most swine rations. The quality of the corn in these rations can impact animal performance and other management considerations. A new publication from Iowa Pork Industry Center, Corn Quality – Concerns When Grain Does Not Reach Maturity, offers preharvest, harvest and postharvest considerations, according to author Mark Storlie who is an Iowa State extension swine specialist. More info and link to download the free pub in this release
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Pork Magazine's Up & Coming Leader has Iowa State Connection
Josue Chinchilla-Vargas is the newest addition to PORK magazine's Up & Coming Leaders list. Josue recently completed his Ph.D. at Iowa State working with Max Rothschild and Ken Stalder in research and teaching. He also helped develop extension handouts for African swine producers and machine learning models for identifying pure Mangalitsa pigs. While Josue's background and education have included much swine-focused work, he's interested in breeding and genetics with other species that can assist in technology and data systems for sow farms. Read more about Josue in this PORK article 
 
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PRODUCTION TIP
Closeouts provide valuable information
When a group of pigs is sold and the room or barn is emptied, the records are “closed out.” Compiling accurate records is a constant effort, but it's essential to accurately monitor performance. Completing the records for each group of pigs is key to helping recognize variations among groups. It’s important to not only to have complete data, but to analyze closeouts to account for explainable sources of variation from group to group. Learning what can and should be changed for future groups makes good economic sense.

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IT'S A DATE
Continuing. Foreign Animal Disease Webinars. Brought to you by IDALS and CFSPH at ISU. Next is July 26. Details and registration link on IDALS FAD webinar website.

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Aug.11-12. International Conference on Swine Nutrition. Scheman Building, ISU campus. Ames. Organized in part to thank the pork industry for its strong support of the Applied Swine Nutrition program in the Department of Animal Science. Speakers will deliver information for immediate practical application as well as looking into the future of swine nutrition. Early registration (until Aug. 1) is $150 person and free for students; after that date it increases $50 for both. Conference website has info and links to registration.

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Aug. 12-22. Iowa State Fair. Des Moines.

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Aug. 13. PQA Advisor Certification. Virtual session for approved applicants. Application deadline is two weeks prior to session date. Check our certification page for info and application links for this and two more sessions in 2021.

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Sept. 18-21. Allen D. Leman Conference. This year's event will be hybrid. Attend in person in downtown St. Paul, MN, or take part virtually. Presentation recordings to be available for all registrants. Conference website
has program information and registration links. Early registration fee ends Aug. 16.

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Oct. 27-28. International Conference on Pig Survivability. Omaha. Registration is open on the conference website.

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DID YOU KNOW?
USDA to Provide Pandemic Assistance to Producers for Animal Losses
This week the USDA announced the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) which will provide financial assistance to help producers of eligible swine, chickens and turkeys that were depopulated March 1, 2020 through Dec. 26, 2020. To be eligible, the depopulation must have been due to insufficient processing access due to COVID-19, and the livestock and poultry must have been located in the U.S. or a U.S. territory at the time of depopulation. FSA offices will accept applications starting July 20 through Sept. 17 of this year. Find program details and application info on the PLIP website.

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FOR THE RECORD
Help for Dealing with Stress
Whether financial, emotional, mental or social, stress and grief are real parts of today's world.  Events such as the Derecho and the COVID-19 pandemic can increase the impacts and effects of stress and grief regardless of the depth of personal experience. The Iowa Concern Hotline is always available at 800-447-1985, [email protected] and at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/


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NEWS NOW   Vol. 21, no. 3
July 2021

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