Risk Management is Name of the Game in Swine

Chuck Zimmerman

The numbers man on our program at the Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar was Dennis DiPietre. He specializes in consulting with the swine industry and is a “headliner” for SwineCast. Dennis was here to look at trends that are developing like the shifting global marketplace. He sees changes happening in the advantages producers have had in both the low cost …

Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Gold Medal U. S. Pig Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

After talking with Dr. Steve McOrist I’m betting that the United States could win a gold if there was a swine competition in the Olympics. That’s because he says that the U.S. has a number of advantages over other countries when it comes to pig production. For example, he says we’ve got a good backup system for vaccines and technological …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Working on PRRS

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Mike Roof is Executive Director of Bio-Research for Boehringer Ingelheim. His job today was to provide an overview of where the company is on the PRRS issue (Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome). He says it’s still the big problem disease and he wants producers to know that BI hasn’t given up on it. He also wants producers to know, …

Animal Health, Audio, Swine

Get The Most Out of Your Feed

Chuck Zimmerman

Our emcee for today’s Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Seminar is Dr. Stephan Lange, Director of the Swine Division. He oversees sales and marketing. I asked him what he thinks of this conference. “I think it’s crucial these days to share knowledge and insure that what we know and what the producer knows is kind of aligned.” He says that besides the …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Master Swinecaster

Chuck Zimmerman

The Swinecaster is on location with me here at the BI Swine Health Seminar. Ned Arthur is not only a master of audio production and farm podcasting but he’s also fully equipped to record video. See, it’s not just the “young” people who are using these new media tools. One of the producers here noticed that we do some similar …

Boehringer Ingelheim, Podcasts, Swine

Producers Sharing Ideas

Chuck Zimmerman

The Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar has started. The man who handles this territory for BI is Dan Johnson. He welcomed everyone to the seminar and introduced Dr. Stephen Lange, BI Swine Marketing Manager, who is emceeing our program. Dan says that participants come from a number of states, mostly east of the Mississippi River. We have the full range …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

East Coast Swine Health Seminar Bound

Chuck Zimmerman

After some fun agricultural marketing networking in Kansas City at NAMA Boot Camp I’m on my way to North Carolina for the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Swine Health Seminar. ZimmBite – Boehringer Ingelheim on 12seconds.tv The program kicks off in the morning so you can expect to see some posts about what they’re doing in this area. In case you’re …

Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Novus Nutrition Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

The slogan for Novus International is “Performance Through Innovation” and that is why they employ more than 50 Ph.D. Animal Nutritionists and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine who work continuously to create new products and programs for animal health and nutrition. One of those is Dr. Brad Lawrence, a swine nutritionist who is manager of technical services for the Novus pork …

Animal Health, Audio, Novus International, Swine, World Pork Expo

Flying Pigs

Cindy Zimmerman

Who says pigs don’t fly? They do at World Pork Expo. The flag is a perfect image of the weather we had today in Des Moines – windy and sunny. Just a beautiful day. It’s fun to walk around the expo and see just how clever people are with the whole pig theme. You can see more shots of pig …

Novus International, Swine, World Pork Expo