Never Too Young for Biosecurity Focus

There is never a substitute for good biosecurity when it comes to protecting herd health, and that applies to everyone from the largest commercial producers to young show pig enthusiasts with just one animal. “We need only look back five or six years during the height of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to see […]

African Swine Fever Wreaks Havoc, Forges Collaboration

By now, you probably are accustomed to hearing about the heavy toll that African swine fever (ASF) is taking on many nations. Most notably this includes China, where experts predict the disease will result in a loss of 200 million pigs from its national herd by year’s end. That’s close to twice what the U.S. […]

2019-2020 Pork Industry Scholarships Now Open for Application

The Pork Checkoff sponsors a scholarship program available to college students who are current juniors or seniors planning to pursue a career field related to swine production. Those planning to attend veterinary or graduate school and major in a discipline with an emphasis on swine are also encouraged to apply for scholarships. “The pork industry […]

New Study Validates Gains in U.S. Pork’s Sustainability

By Mike King America’s pig farmers are building on generations of continuous improvement with sustainability, according to a new Pork Checkoff-funded research study, A Retrospective Assessment of U.S. Pork Production: 1960 to 2015. The study was based on a per pound/kilogram of live weight pig produced. Over the 55-year period, the study showed 75.9 percent […]