National Pork Board director of multicultural marketing Jose de Jesus has been working on Hispanic-specific research in recent months. That research is taking a new turn with a Mexican immersion trip. Find out more about this important target market and the groundbreaking research in this second Pork Pod update on this topic.
Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition Highlights March pork exports were 538.1 million pounds on a carcass weight basis, 14.3 million (+2.7%) higher than a year ago. Exports to key markets such as Japan and Mexico were down in March but were offset by a sharp jump in shipments to South Korea. Mexico remains […]
Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition Highlights USDA adjustments to 2018 pork production were relatively minor. Q2 production growth was revised down to 4.3% compared to a 4.7% increase forecast in April. Lower weights likely contributed to this adjustment. No changes were made to pork production forecasts for the second half of the year and USDA […]
The National Pork Board is participating in an immersion trip to Mexico to gain insight into the Hispanic market. Pork Checkoff Vice President of Domestic Marketing Jarrod Sutton explains the importance of this target audience and this unique trip in this edition of PorkPod
Guidelines from the North American Meat Institute, including seven areas to consider when auditing plant receiving practices discussed by Collette Kaster at the Pig Welfare Symposium.
Change is inevitable in pig production, making it important for pork producers to be proactive, speaker Jeremy Marchant-Forde, research animal scientist with the USDA Livestock Behavior Research
With lameness as one of the top reasons for culling sows, the topic was the focus of several presenters. Magnus Campler, of The Ohio State University, shared with those in the audience that more research is needed.
A consumer panel facilitated by Jan Johnson of Millen- nium Research, Inc., provided consumer insights on animal care and other factors that impact food choices. A theme quickly became apparent: Convenience.
More than 260 producers, veterinarians, packers, processors, academics and other pork industry partners attended the Pork Checkoff’s inaugural
Pig Welfare Symposium last November in Des Moines, Iowa, with a common goal: To continue raising the bar on the care of pigs. The agenda focused on general welfare concepts and how they can be applied at the farm level.
As pig farmers, we have an ethical obligation to provide care for the animals entrusted to us. With this obligation comes a commitment to continual learning. As the hog industry continues to evolve, our practices, research and conversations need to evolve as well.