Six Takeaways from FoodFluence 2018

contributor: Charlotte Rommereim, RDN, pig farmer Protein, sustainability, animal welfare and antibiotics are all topics in the marketplace today with various “experts” providing their opinion. Leading the conversation with the positive message: doing the right thing for people, pigs and the planet was the objective for the National Pork Board’s (NPB) sponsorship at FoodFluence 2018 […]

Cochran Fellowship Program Tours U.S. Pork Production

The National Pork Board (NPB), Paris Foods in Cresco, Iowa, Farmer’s Mill in Protivin, Iowa and Hormel Foods in Austin, Minn. recently hosted a delegation of Cochran Fellows comprised of meat and poultry importers, processors and related agriculture industry association officials from China. The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals from […]

Not Too Late: Pork Checkoff Offers Influenza Defense Tips

Although this winter’s influenza season is now in full force in both the human and swine populations, it’s not too late to follow key biosecurity and health protocols to keep yourself, farm personnel and your herd healthy and influenza-free. “We strongly recommend that farm workers and those who may be around pigs get an annual […]

Pork Cooking Resources for Teachers

Teachers, we know how important it is to provide your students with a nutritious and delicious education. To help you teach kids how well pork fits into a balanced and healthy diet, we have ideas and activities you can use in your classroom, guaranteed to keep them hungry for more! Pig Placemats Distribute large sheets […]

Pork Foodservice Educational Events

North American Meat Institute Center of the Plate Training Is a three-day course designed to teach you the fundamentals of meat specifications by giving you a first-hand look at how carcasses are converted to cuts commonly used in retail and foodservice. It’s a lively learning experience that includes a detailed cutting demonstration of all major […]

Pork Checkoff Report Magazine – Summer 2017

From educating youth about proper animal care to tackling “what-if” scenarios of a foreign animal disease outbreak, Pork Checkoff-funded programs and initiatives were on full display at World Pork Expo, which was held June 7-9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The show rings were busier than ever, including 1,349 junior exhibitors […]

May/June 2016 Pork Checkoff Research Review

Impact of In Utero Heat Stress on Subsequent Lactational Performance and Offspring Performance This experiment evaluated the effects of heat stress across multiple generations. In a previous experiment, pregnant gilts were housed in heat–stress or thermos–neutral (control) conditions throughout gestation. Key Points: Piglets’ exposure of to heat stress while in utero has long–lasting effects. For […]

Make Grilling Season Sizzle with Pork’s New Names

Now is the perfect time to put pork front and center in the meat case to give it a prime spot on the grill. The introduction of simplified pork cut names and proposed label changes by the National Pork Board and other industry partners aligns beautifully with grilling season and presents exciting opportunities to increase […]