January 2019 Pork Checkoff Report

Click the links below to download the December 2018 Checkoff Report Monthly Statistics Report – 01/31/2019 Monthly Distribution Report – 01/31/2019  

Preparing for Foreign Animal Disease

National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb reviews a recent tabletop exercise designed to help industry stakeholders deal with a foreign animal disease. In this edition of Pork Pod, Webb explains this recent effort and the most current risk of foreign animal disease.

Pork Checkoff CEO Previews National Pork Industry Forum

National Pork Industry Forum will be held March 6-8 in Orlando. Pork Board CEO Bill Even is featured in this edition of Pork Pod discussing issues that will be highlighted at Forum. That includes African Swine Fever, enhancements to the We Care initiative and the way the Pork Checkoff adapts to a changing world.

When creativity is on the menu, it’s pork’s time to shine!

When Creativity is on the Menu, it’s Pork’s Time to Shine! For many consumers, routines play a critical role in providing comfort, stability and structure in their day-to-day lives. That often extends into meal choices, opting to lean on familiar and favorite recipes to get dinner on the table in a hurry. We’re absolutely not talking about those […]

How We Fight Pork’s Perception Problems

Battling Pork’s Perception Problems Earlier this month at the Minnesota Pork Congress, a panel of everyday consumers shared their perceptions and opinions on all things food. From confusion about CRISPR gene-editing technology (with one panelist stating it “sounds like an intense oven”) to questions about GMOs (“I don’t really know what it actually means, I just […]

U.S. Pork Exports: November Trade Update

The world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, have been meeting in an effort to negotiate a trade truce. With a looming deadline of March 1, both countries are focused on trying to reach an agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached by then, President Trump could officially raise tariffs on more than $200 […]

Pork Production Running Over 5% Above Year Ago Levels

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition February 18, 2019 Weekly hog slaughter in the first seven weeks of the year was 4.5% higher than a year ago and about 2 points higher than what was expected based on the inventory survey. We think hog weights during this period were about 1% higher than a […]

Larger Pork Supplies Pressure Hog Prices Lower

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition February 18, 2019 So far pork supplies have far exceeded expectations. Following the release of the December ‘Hogs and Pigs’ report, we estimated that pork production in the first quarter of 2019 would be 1.9% higher than the previous year. It is important to note that there was an extra […]

Swine Health Information Center Plan of Work

African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever are being monitored globally. Swine Health Information Center executive director Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines the threat of these foreign animal diseases and the 2019 SHIC Plan of Action in this Pork Pod update.