U.S. Pork Exports: September Trade Update

In mid-October, the U.S. Trade Representative announced intent to negotiate bilateral trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, thus creating optimism for agricultural trade. After the October 1st announcement of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (USMCA) trilateral trade agreement, direct impacts for the U.S. pork industry remain to be seen […]

In the Age of FAD, Premises ID is Vital

Pork Checkoff Director of Swine Health Programs Patrick Webb offers insight into the threat of foreign animal disease and the infrastructure in place to deal with these challenges. Premises Identification is one very important element.

Pork 2040 RFP: Understanding the International Marketplace

China Market Assessment and 20-Year Foresight Analysis of Pork and Processed Pork Product Consumption are the Focus of NPB’s International Marketing Research Initiative The National Pork Board and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) are collaborating on a foresight marketing study called Pork 2040. The goal of this study is to investigate changing consumer attitudes […]

Market Dynamics with Steve Meyer

Hog slaughter numbers are large, but pork producers remain current in their marketing. Kerns and Associates Economist Dr. Steve Meyer offers insight into the hog markets in this edition of Pork Pod. Exports are better than expected. However, the risk of African Swine Fever provides significant uncertainty to this marketplace.

Colombia: Continued Growth for U.S. Pork Exports

by Clay Eastwood, Manager of International Marketing Monthly Market Highlight Colombia continues to be at the forefront of rapidly expanding U.S. pork export markets. In 2017, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports to South America were up 57 percent by volume and 58 percent by value. Specifically, U.S. pork and pork variety meats to […]

Hispanics’ Strong Affinity for Pork in Phoenix

by Jose deJesus, Director of Multicultural Marketing The National Pork Board recently closed out the final rounds of qualitative work in the U.S. by conducting a set of focus groups with Hispanic pork consumers in Phoenix. Late in 2017 and throughout 2018, we conducted qualitative research in key Hispanic markets – Chicago, Dallas, New York, […]

Disruptions by Hurricane Florence Reduce Pork Production in September

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition Disruptions caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and one less slaughter day reduced the amount of pork produced in September. The total supply of pork in cold storage at the end of September was estimated to be 588.9 million pounds. Inventories increased 1.3% from August levels compared […]

USDA lifts most of the ban on Polish pork and belly prices ease lower

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition USDA announced on October 18 that it was suspending all pork imports from Poland. This followed a finding that a processing facility in Poland had shipped product without following the very stringent protocols put in place to protect against African Swine Fever. The finding also triggered a quick review […]