Pork Pleased with Pruitt and EPA Reform

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The Trump administration has certainly shaken things up, and nowhere is that more evident than in regards to environmental issues. Kraig Westerbeek, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Board & VP of Environment and Support Operations for Murphy Brown spoke about top environmental priorities at the recent World Pork Expo, outlining the steps recently taken toward regulatory reform. The Waters of …

Disrupt, Don’t Fear New Ideas in Beef Production

jamie johansen

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference was all about causing a disruption in all forms of our life and of course in agriculture. And this includes the beef community. There was no better person to chat with when it comes to research in the beef industry than Dr. Vaughn Holder, Research Project Manager, Beef Nutrition, Alltech. A Head-Out-of-the-Sand approach, was the …

Secure Pork Plan Creates Excitement at WPX

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The World Pork Expo was buzzing with the news of the soon-to-be-launched Secure Pork Supply plan. “The Pork Board is taking a leadership role in preparedness,” said Terry O’Neel, vice president of the National Pork Board said at a combined press conference.  “This is another collaborative effort between the National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board, the American Association of …

A World of First’s in PRRSV Research

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The world’s only provider of mucosal PRRSV and flu vaccines, Aptimmue, officially launched during the 2017 World Pork Expo. The vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE proprietary technologies and takes advantage of high-titer PRRSV antigen produced on ZMAC, the world’s only commercially available porcine based alveolar macrophage cell line. During the launch, I sat down with Dr. Jianqiang Zhang, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, …

NPPC Gives Voice to Producer Concerns

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Deputy Director of Economics and Domestic Production Issues for the National Pork Producers Council, Dustin Baker, was at the World Pork Expo last week talking with producers about their concerns for the future of the industry. Trade is always at the top of that list, Baker says, since pork is a global market, but already NPPC is looking forward to …

Pork Reaches a Changing Audience

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The consumer market is changing quickly, something the Pork Checkoff understands well. President Terry O’Neel announced at the World Pork Expo that the organization is putting the polish on a plan to reposition pork marketing towards the “three M’s”: Millennials, Mobile, and Multicultural audiences. “The Pork Checkoff has embarked on a journey to determine how best to market pork today,” …

NPPC President Pleased with Pork Expo

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The National Pork Producers Association (NPPC) has been presenting World Pork Expo since 1987, and this year may go down as one of the best and biggest. “Last year we had 20,000 visitors and we think we may go over that this year,” says Ken Maschhoff, NPPC president and Illinois pork producer. The weather has been great and there are …

A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

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Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

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On opening day of World Pork Expo, Aptimmune Biologics launched the world’s first commercially available mucosal PRRSV vaccine for swine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s autogenous mucosal PRRS vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE® proprietary vaccine technology, which offers producers and veterinarians a revolutionary approach to PRRSV management. The mucosal vaccine offers a new class of vaccine to combat a devastating and …

SMART Farmer Brad Greenway

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Brad Greenway of South Dakota was named 2016 Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board recognizing him as a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the industry’s We Care ethical principles that include not only raising pigs humanely and safely, but also promoting a safe workplace and contributing to the local community. Right after he …