Sow Lifetime Productivity

Dr. Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board, 2015 Pork Academy The number of quality pigs a sow produces from the time she becomes breeding eligible until she leaves the herd is more comprehensive than simply measuring pigs per sow per year. It more fully represents the overall efficiency with which she produces pigs and has a […]

Secure Pork Supply

Pam Zaabel, DVM, 2015 Pork Academy The secure pork supply plan is being developed to help maintain business continuity in the event of trade limiting foreign animal disease of swine. Recently the producer components of the plan were piloted in Iowa. This session will provide an overview of the pilot project and the experiences of […]

Pork Quality

Dr. Dustin Boler, University of Illinois, 2015 Pork Academy Consistent, high quality pork will increase positive eating experiences for consumers. David will discuss the results of the updated retail quality study along with the direction of improving pork quality. Dustin will present on Checkoff funded research correlating the quality from different primals of the pork […]

Planning for Emergency Depopulation of Swine

Mark Rice, North Carolina State University, 2015 Pork Academy In the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak in the United States, a method for rapid on-farm swine mass-depopulation that meets American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommendations will be required. This session will present planning tools and the basic planning concepts for an on-farm system […]

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

Paul Thomas, AMVC, 2015 Pork Academy This session will provide the most up-to-date research information on the management and control of PEDV within the U.S., including information and biosecurity interventions for transportation. Presentation Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) from National Pork Board Video

Mitigating Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity

Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, 2015 Pork Academy This session will provide information on the impacts of seasonality of swine, including recent research that has measured the impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent growth, composition and reproductive efficiency. More research is being done now to define the in utero effect. Presentation Mitigating […]

U.S. Pork Exports – Situation & Outlook

Becca Neppel, National Pork Board and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, 2015 Pork Academy Plan to learn about U.S. pork export markets, insight into world economics and the growing opportunity for global trade. Presentation U.S. Pork Exports- Situation & Outlook from National Pork Board Video

FDA ABX Guidance

Harry Snelson, AASV and Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board, 2015 Pork Academy This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes on antibiotic use in food animals and what it will mean on the farm. Presentation FDA Antibiotic Guidance from National Pork Board Video

Common Industry Audit

Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board, 2015 Pork Academy As packers have begun implementing on-farm audit programs for their suppliers, the National Pork Board has facilitated the development of the Common Swine Industry Audit to reduce burdens on producers and build audit process clarification across the industry. Sherrie will highlight progress of the standard industry audit […]

Saying No to the Status Quo

At this year’s World Pork Expo, held June 3-5 in Des Moines, Iowa, Pork Checkoff events highlighted the innovation and creativity that pork producers have long demonstrated. From enhancing the daily care of animals in their barns to finding new ways to connect with customers, the focus remains on doing a better job.