Pig Survivability Featured in August 2019 Animal Science Research Webinars

The Pork Checkoff is presenting a free Animal Science Research Webinar Series during the month of August. The series is themed around pig survivability and will be open to a live viewing each Tuesday at noon. Recordings and summaries will be available for those unable to tune in live, and all past webinars are available […]

These 3 “health-forward” pork dishes performed well in consumer tests

Putting 3 “Health-Forward” Pork Dishes to the Test As we saw in our All About Dining Out report, there’s an interesting dichotomy surrounding pork in away-from-home dining. Consumers often view pork as an indulgence, but are weighing the desire to treat themselves against wanting to eat healthy. Of course, we all understand the numerous health benefits of […]

US cow herd and 2019 calf crop post first year over year decline since 2014

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition July 22, 2019 According to the latest USDA semi-annual ‘Cattle Inventory’ report, released Friday, July 19, the total inventory of cattle and calves as of July 1 was estimated to be 103 million head, unchanged from the previous year and very much in agreement with the average of analyst […]

August hog futures jump on weather risk

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition July 22, 2019 We have raised our forward projections for hog and pork prices given the higher upside risk from weather conditions currently affecting hog producing regions and renewed speculation about export demand from China. We continue to note that the current environment is highly speculative. On the positive […]

Dominican Republic: A Growing Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The Dominican Republic’s growing economy and thriving tourism sector have boosted its viability as a trading partner in the last decade. Thanks to the CAFTA-DR, a free trade agreement between Central America, the U.S., and the Dominican Republic, most goods are freely traded with limited or no tariffs. Unfortunately, some imported agricultural […]

Latin American Product Showcase Connects Buyers and Sellers of U.S. Pork

By Holly Cook Central and South American markets are a vital piece of the U.S. pork export picture and represent significant growth opportunities for the industry. Representatives from the National Pork Board had the opportunity to explore the priorities of these markets and meet with key industry members recently at the Latin American Product Showcase, […]