Volume 51: Now on Menus

With its incredible flavor and consumer demand, there’s never been a better time to add more pork to your menu. From Spanish flatbread with chorizo and romesco, to coffee-rubbed pork and smoked ham sandwiches, to a smoked sausage and cheese curd board, these operators are seizing the moment to make their menus more delicious. Chili’s […]

Pork Supplies are Abundant and Growing

Right now there’s more pork available than ever. And that means now’s the time to bring more pork to the menu. According to Steve Meyer, Vice President of Pork Analytics at Express Markets, Inc., the number of U.S. market hogs has reached 64.8 million head, up 3.8% year-over-year and well above analysts’ expectations. Combined with […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, January 23, 2017

FoodService Edition Excellent demand and a modest recent slowdown in growth help firm meat prices at the outset of the new year. Meat protein supplies have increased rapidly in recent months as lower feed costs have fueled expansion both in the red meat and poultry industry. In the last six reported weeks, red meat and […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, January 09, 2017

FoodService Edition Price corrections last summer allowed US exporters to become increasingly competitive in the global marketplace, with double-digit export increases registered for all key proteins. Preliminary data, anecdotal evidence and simply the reality of higher meat prices at a time of supply increases all told us that exports in Q4 were particularly strong. The […]

A Shared Responsibility

by Jan Archer As the new year begins, pork producers are not alone in the renewed effort to use antibiotics responsibly. Everyone is doing their part to reduce the potential problems associated with antibiotic resistance – from your local doctor to your livestock counterparts around the world. This global concern has led to the worldwide […]

Know Your Role in Extralabel Drug Use

You may have heard about extralabel drug use (ELDU) of certain drugs over the years, but it’s never been more important to be knowledgeable about the critical role both veterinarians and producers play in keeping people and pigs healthy as it relates to proper and legal antibiotic use. Of course, only a licensed veterinarian can […]