Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board 515-223-2600 [email protected] 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM Finalists Announced Public encouraged to vote at AmericasPigFarmer.com DES MOINES, IOWA – Aug. 30, 2017 –The National Pork Board has announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors […]Read Full Release See All News Releases
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 Illinois Pig Farmer Shares Perspective of Gene Editing on Animal Agriculture California event addresses role of emerging technology on human, animal and crop health Berkley, Calif. – August 16, 2017 – Science and ethics experts took part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the role of gene […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists DES MOINES, IOWA – August 9, 2017 – In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] 515-223-2600 Pork Checkoff Announces #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces DES MOINES, IOWA – July 19, 2017 –The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication […]
If you ever attended summer camp as a kid, you know you can leave camp, but camp never leaves you. That’s even more true at a pork leadership camp, where young people learn to lead, find inspiration to pursue ag careers and become lifelong ag ambassadors. Just ask Cassidy Smith, director of communications for […]
More than a million pigs are transported every day on U.S. roads to packing plants or to the next stage of production. Behind the wheel are hundreds of drivers trained to do the job right, thanks to their training in the Pork Checkoff’s Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA) program. “The program recently was updated to ensure […]
The adage that “you can’t get anywhere unless you know where you are” certainly rings true in pork production. Simply put, you can’t make progress at the farm level unless you know where your herd’s productivity stands. “Continuous progress is a hallmark of U.S. pork production,” said Chris Hostetler, director of animal science for the […]
Producers and veterinarians are making progress in the battle against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Based on a five-year moving average, annual productivity losses due to PRRSV fell $83.3 million from October 2010 ($663.91 million) to October 2016 ($580.62 million) in a recent interim report. An ongoing Pork Checkoff PRRS project, conducted through […]
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