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 […]Read Full Release See All News Releases
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium Agenda Set for November Event DES MOINES, IOWA – July 12, 2017 – The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] 515-223-2600 Repositioning Pork to Reach a Changing Audience Des Moines, Iowa – June 8, 2017–With the consumer market for pork and other protein sources changing rapidly, the Pork Checkoff is putting the finishing touches on a plan to capitalize on those changes by repositioning pork marketing, Terry O’Neel, […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 Pork Checkoff Builds Momentum for Secure Pork Supply Plan Plan will minimize business disruption from foreign animal diseases DES MOINES, IOWA – June 7, 2017 – The National Pork Board, with major support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is creating a Secure Pork Supply […]
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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