Jonesboro, Arkansas pig farmer David Newman is the vice president of the 15-member National Pork Board. In this edition of Pork Pod, hear David’s thoughts on the Pork Checkoff priorities and the wise, efficient use of the farmers’ investment.
National Pork Board Director of Swine Health programs, Dr. Patrick Webb, is featured in this edition of Pork Pod. We learn about the importance of business continuity, especially if a foreign animal disease like classical African swine fever or Foot and Mouth Disease is identified. New digital tools are on the horizon and you’ll learn more about that in this update.
The 2018 class of the #RealPigFarming Student Socials Forces team has been announced. National Pork Board Communications Director Claire Masker is featured in this edition of Pork Pod with more details on this Pork Checkoff program.
The Pork Checkoff once again offered its Animal Science Research Webinar Series at no cost during the month of August. This year’s series focusd on sow health and performance, key topics under the Checkoff’s research umbrella of sow lifetime productivity. Webinar recordings and presentations are available below. August 7, 2018 12:00 P.M. Central Daylight […]
Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition Highlights Mexico was a much larger export market for US pork in 2017 than in the first half of this year. Pork exports to Mexico during Jul-Dec 2017 were 917.5 million pounds (cwe), representing 7% of all US production. For the week ending July 12, USDA reported pork […]
Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition Highlights Lean hog futures have declined sharply since the beginning of July on concerns that slowing export sales and record production will force more product into domestic channels. The two markets where US pork now faces new tariffs are China and Mexico. Two rounds of 25% tariffs on US […]
South Korea is a bright spot in the pork export situation, but the difficult trade environment with China has offset those gains. National Pork Board vice president of international marketing Craig Morris offers insight into the latest export figures and opportunities for growth.
By Craig Morris, Vice President of International Marketing I recently attended the Future of Food Tech Summit in Brooklyn, New York. The meeting was geared towards new food companies, many of which are focusing on alternative—plant based or cellular—proteins. Admittedly, for a died-in-the-wool meat guy who grew up in the industry, parts of the meeting […]