2018 Pork Academy Presentations

Sow Lifetime Productivity by Dr. George Foxcroft, University of Alberta, Canada Listen to Audio   A “Fresh” Perspective: Driving Key Cutout Sales by Kiersten Hafer, Clemens Food Group Download PowerPoint  |  Watch Presentation   International Marketing Update by Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Download PowerPoint  |  Watch Presentation   Antibiotic […]

NPB International Marketing Works to Close the Gap in Japan

By Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Checkoff International Marketing Intern Japan is the highest value export market for U.S. pork producers, providing an additional $13.40 per hog in 2017. The National Pork Board (NPB), through its strategic partner the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) have invested heavily in this lucrative market, and have enjoyed a superior relationship there […]

National Pork Board President Steve Rommereim

South Dakota pig farmer Steve Rommereim is the new president of the 15-member National Pork Board. In this podcast, we learn more about Steve’s background and his goals for the year ahead for the Pork Checkoff.

Spring hog price rally cut short by trade uncertainty and poor packer margins

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition Highlights The nearby July hog futures contract declined almost 5% in the last four trading sessions. The decline has come even as the cash hog index continues to push higher. July futures closed on Friday under $80/cwt even as the cash hog index is currently above $86/cwt. The positive […]

Looking at a Glass Half Full

An intern’s perspective on how the National Pork Board is looking at opportunities to mitigate risks to pigs, people, and the planet

Student Opportunities with the Pork Checkoff

National Pork Board communications intern Amanda Crow outlines the social media force for college students, which tells the Real Pig Farming story through social media. Amanda also offers information on the Pork Checkoff student internship program.