2016 U.S. Pork Exports Show Impressive Progress

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U.S. pork exports have shown impressive progress at year-end 2016 following a challenging 2015. 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported in 2016, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. “We saw a strong 2016 for U.S. pork exports, but we still face challenges with …

Ag Group, Export, Export, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Pork Forum – Power of Pork: Moving Mountains

Jamie Johansen

The 15 producers who serve as members of the National Pork Board from across the U.S. and Pork Checkoff staff leadership will gather in Atlanta, March 1-3, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum. Each year the delegates confer, vote on resolutions and advisements and provide valuable direction on the important issues facing pork producers and the industry. The theme …

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Pig Farmers Complying With New Antibiotic Rules

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, they already are complying, according to a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November. “The pork industry worked toward the Jan. 1 implementation date for nearly two years. There was a concern that some producers would not make changes until after the …

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2017 Pork 101 Dates Set

Jamie Johansen

The American Meat Science Association’s (AMSA) 2017 PORK 101 courses will be held May 23-25 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and October 23-25 at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Attendees will experience anything from live animal …

Ag Group, AMSA, Meat, Meat Science, Pork, Pork Checkoff

New Research to Increase Whole-Ham Sales Year-Round

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff recently funded a study to find and eliminate barriers that are stopping consumers from enjoying whole-ham yearlong, instead of simply for the holidays. “Holidays and ham go hand-in-hand for most consumers,” said National Pork Board President Jan Archer, Goldsboro, North Carolina. “And with new ham innovations, there are real opportunities to increase sales throughout the year.” Six …

Ag Group, Food, Holiday, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research

Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Vet

Jamie Johansen

Find-A-Vet is a tool created by GlobalVetLINK that helps U.S. pig farmers search for a veterinarian for their animals. The Pork Checkoff is making this online tool more accessible to all producers by linking it directly to the Pork Checkoff. The online tool allows animal owners to quickly find a veterinarian in their area who offers services, such as the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Veterinary

Pork Board Statement on Antibiotic-Resistant Gene

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing barn. They said an important takeaway from the study is that the U.S. pork supply is safe. The resistant gene identified in the study was not found in a market hog, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research

Pig Farmers Pay-It-Forward with #HamsAcrossAmerica

Jamie Johansen

This Giving Tuesday, the Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first-annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham – in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products. “For pig …

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Pork Board Discusses Industry Trends

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

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Pork Checkoff Marketing Partners

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff works to market and promote U.S. pork for producers nationwide. Checkoff dollars allow for the producer to do what they do best – raise pigs – and leave the marketing to the professionals. National Pork Board President, Jan Archer, took me through the role the board plays in the pork community using checkoff dollars to promote U.S. …

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