Legacy Common Swine Operations Audit Announced

Joanna Schroeder

Chris Novak, CEO of the National Pork Board, announced plans for a new common industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors. Using the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program as the foundation, the year-long audit team is nearing the final stages of completion and the initial common audit framework. The program was unveiled during World Pork …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

PRRS Loses Steam with BIVI Solutions

Joanna Schroeder

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) celebrated 20 years of PRRS (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) solutions during this year’s World Pork Expo. Reid Philips, DVM, technical manager for PRRS vaccines and BIVI outlined how far the swine industry has come in the last two decades in controlling the virus. Interestingly, Reid explained that in the 1980s when PRRS was first showing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, World Pork Expo

NPPC President at World Pork Expo

Joanna Schroeder

Each year people from around the world come to World Pork Expo (WPX) and ask the question: what new things will I find there? So I asked Dr. Howard Hill, National Pork Producer Council (NPPC) president, veterinarian and Iowa pork producer, that question and his answer: a lot. A few highlights he mentioned included all the press conferences and seminars …

Audio, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

Pork Producers Oppose Japan’s TPP Demands

Cindy Zimmerman

Pending trade deals, particularly the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), will be among the topics on the plate – along with lots of barbequed pork! – at the World Pork Expo this week. Just last week, the National Pork Producers Council joined with dairy, wheat and rice organizations in calling on the Obama administration to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations …

Agribusiness, NPPC, Pork, Swine, Trade, World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo at Center of Pork Universe

Cindy Zimmerman

We are heading to the Center of the Pork Universe this week to join some 20,000 pork producers and industry professionals from 32 countries for the 2014 World Pork Expo. “World Pork Expo is a showcase of pork production,” says National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president Howard Hill. “It offers a great opportunity for pork producers to get a crash …

Boehringer Ingelheim, Events, NPPC, Pork, World Pork Expo

Nedap Electronic Sow Feeding System

Jamie Johansen

Nedap continues to improve sow performance with its electronic sow management system in the United States. Their electronic sow feeding system has been implemented on key operations in the U.S., with sow managers finding multiple production benefits, including: greater consistency in body condition scores, better conception rates, minimized stress on the sows and a more balanced sow parity structure. The …

Agribusiness, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo