In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory catches up on the Farm Bill with Rep. Mike Conaway. He also gets the latest from the Winter Wheat Tour with Michael Hertzer, and takes a deep look at progress reports with Lance Honig.
AgriTalk Host Chip Flory previews the week ahead with Pro Farmers Jim Wiesemeyer and Brian Grete. Machinery Pete also checks in after a week in Ireland, and of course he checked out machinery while he was there!
Host Chip Flory talks with Christine McCracken, Executive Director, Animal Protein for RaboAgriFinance, who explains additional slaughter capacity in the U.S. should help the hog market continue the price recovery
Host Chip Flory has his weekly roundtable with industry experts. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran joins Sean Haney and Jim Wiesemeyer to start the show, and Randy Russel from the Russel Group calls in finish things out.
It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, and educate the public on how to interact with animals in a safe manner.