Contact: Patrick Webb National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 DES MOINES – April 19, 2017 – Last week, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, along with the National Pork Board (NPB) and the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), hosted a workshop to discuss the development of […]Read Full Release See All News Releases
Contact: Kevin Waetke National Pork Board [email protected] ( 515) 223-2600 Pork Checkoff Tours the No. 1 Customer for U.S. Pork Exports National Pork Board investigates new trade opportunities in Mexico DES MOINES – March 22, 2017 – With Mexico’s hunger for U.S. pork continuing to grow, members of the National Pork Board spent March […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] 515-223-2600 2017 Pork Act Delegates Elect Candidate Slate, Approve Advisements DES MOINES – March 7, 2017 – The U.S. pork industry held its annual business meeting, the National Pork Industry Forum, March 1-3 in Atlanta. At the meeting, Pork Act Delegates ranked eight candidates for the National Pork […]
Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board [email protected] (515) 223-2600 Pork Industry Honors Rich Degner with Distinguished Service Award Degner also received inaugural Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award ATLANTA – March 2, 2017 – The National Pork Board today honored Rich Degner as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new regulations regarding on-farm use of medically important (to human health) antibiotics were effective Jan. 1, but it’s important to note that extralabel drug use (ELDU) rules remained in place. Under the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994, veterinarians can prescribe extralabel uses of approved animal […]
Few people who meet Kyle Coble forget him. After all, how many people introduce themselves as a personal dietitian for pigs? “I look for outreach possibilities every day,” said Coble, senior manager of production strategies and swine nutritionist for New Fashion Pork, Inc. in Jackson, Minnesota. “I travel quite a bit and striking up […]
Youth who raise and show animals have a new tool to help them focus on quality care and food safety. The Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program will debut at June’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. Pork Checkoff staff spearheaded its development with assistance from other species organizations and livestock […]
Each November, the National Pork Board surveys pig farmers to take the pulse of U.S. pork production. The most recent survey of 550 producers showed the seventh consecutive year of increased support for the Pork Checkoff. Support rose to a record high of 91 percent, up 1 percentage point from 2015, while opposition was unchanged […]
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