Animal Science Webinar Series
The Animal Science Research Webinar Series is designed to highlight results from completed research projects funded by the Animal Science Committee of the National Pork Board.
These results have direct application to production and therefore pork producers will find this information to be valuable as they make management decisions that affect productivity and profitability. The webinar will be presented by the principle investigator from each project and webinar participants will have the opportunity to interact with the investigator following the presentation.
August 4: Dr. Lance Baumgard – Assessing the impact of seasonal loss of productivity
August 11: Dr. Tim Safranski – Impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent growth, composition and reproduction of offspring
August 18: Dr. Shelly Rhoads – Impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent lactational performance and performance of offspring
August 25: Dr. Jason Ross – Understanding the biology of seasonal infertility to develop mitigation strategies for swine
Pork Industry Productivity Analysis
The National Pork Board Animal Science Committee recognized that there is a lack of publicly available information for producers to use when benchmarking productivity in various phases of production.
Therefore, they initiated the Industry Productivity Analysis with the purpose of providing data documenting the productivity of U.S. pork production. The information mined from analysis of this data is intended to benefit all producers through improved productivity at the farm level and will serve to inform the Checkoff programs, academics and other funding agencies about areas of research which are likely to have the greatest impact.
2015 Full Report
2014 Full Report
2013 Full Report
Animal Science Annual Report
The Pork Checkoff Animal Science Committee is made up of pork producers from across the country, animal scientists, veterinarians, extension specialists and as necessary, other identified experts.
Animal Science Committee Annual Reports:
Priorities for programming include pork quality, sow longevity, nutrition, genetics and alternatives to production antimicrobials.
Alternative Production Enhancers
Feed and Nutrition