Cold Storage Data Seen As Positive for Pork Prices Later This Year

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition October 28, 2019 The combined inventory of beef, pork, chicken, and turkey in cold storage at the end of September was estimated at 2.506 billion pounds, 4.3% lower than a year ago but still 4.4% higher than the five-year average. The combined month-end inventory of the four main species […]

Seasonal Ham Prices Expected to Improve But Held In Check by Record Supplies

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition October 28, 2019 Ham prices used to have a much more pronounced seasonality but in the last few years, a number of factors have contributed to much more erratic price action. Last year record pork supplies and tariffs on US pork prices in Mexico and China significantly affected demand […]

Threat of ASF Heightens Biosecurity

With Foreign Animal Diseases, like African Swine Fever, biosecurity is extremely important. National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Information and Research Dr. Lisa Becton outlines common-sense recommendations in this edition of Pork Pod.

Making the In-Store Experience More Relevant to Hispanic Shoppers

Improving the In-Store Experience for Hispanic Shoppers Hispanic shoppers are incredibly savvy. They expect both value and quality, and they are willing to look long and hard to have their expectations met. In fact, Mintel found that as many as 72% of Hispanics shop at multiple stores in order to find the best value. Mainstream […]

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

McAlisterville, Pennsylvania farmer Chris Hoffman is America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. This first-generation pig farmer will represent the pork industry over the next year, meeting with the media, consumers and retailers. In this edition of Pork Pod, Hoffman outlines the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year and his background in the industry.