Pork: Fastest-Growing Protein in Foodservice

Jamie Johansen

Pork continues to be the fastest-growing protein in foodservice since 2011. According to Technomic, Inc.’s 2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, pork’s popularity in the food industry continues to grow. The National Pork Board shared the following information about porks growing popularity. The study showed that total pork sold through foodservice outlets reached a record 9.8 billion pounds, reflecting …

Ag Group, Food, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Meet the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to be a part of the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Participants were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. “Social media is ingrained in young people’s daily lives,” said Claire Masker, public relations manager for the Pork Checkoff. “It’s easy for them …

Ag Group, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Social Media

Lean Pork in the DASH Eating Plan

Jamie Johansen

A new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, states that adults following the health-promoting DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan to help lower blood pressure can also include nutrient-rich lean pork as the primary source of protein in their diets. The National Pork Board shared the below information and you can find more about this …

Ag Group, Food, Health, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Paul Sundberg Named Director of SWIC

Joanna Schroeder

In November of last year, the National Pork Board (NPB) approved $15 million in funding for a new Swine Health Information Center (SWIC). The venture will focus efforts on implementing preparedness for disease challenges that could affect U.S. swine herds. During the 2015 World Pork Expo, Dr. Paul Sundberg who is currently serving as the vice president and technology for …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NPPC, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

Telling Your Farm Story Via Social Media

Joanna Schroeder

“If we don’t tell our farmer story then someone else will,” said Erin Brennemen, Iowa pork producer during the panel discussion “Our Barn Door is Open,” that took place during the 2015 World Pork Expo (#WPX15). The #RealPigFarming panel was hosted by the National Pork Board (NPB) and moderated by outgoing vice president Brad Greenway, a South Dakota pork producer. …

Agribusiness, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Video, World Pork Expo

Pork Management Conference Slated for New Orleans

John Davis

The annual Pork Management Conference is slated to take place in New Orleans, June 16-19. The Pork Checkoff hosts the event that brings together experts from across the industry to speak on current business trends and challenges. “The Pork Management Conference combines the latest production trends and business information with opportunities for pork producers to interact with knowledgeable financial professionals …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Announces Scholarship Recipients

Jamie Johansen

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s human capital for the future. Recipients were selected based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and future plans for a career in pork production. “Developing the next generation of leaders in …

Ag Group, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Pork Board Embraces Steps for Antibiotic Resistance

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Board applauds the White House action plan for combatting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Pork Checkoff, which is funded directly by America’s 62,000 pig farmers, could expand its existing research to address this growing consumer issue if the additional commitment of $1.2 billion is realized. “Collaboration across our industry – from the farms to the dinner table – is …

Ag Group, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

Search Begins for America's Pig Farmer of the Year

Jamie Johansen

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year award program, announced by the National Pork Board in early March, is accepting applications from now until May 17 at americaspigfarmer.com. The award honors the U.S. pork producer who best excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and wants to share how he or she does that with the public. “This …

Ag Group, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine