What Happened to the Hog Market?

In the spring edition of Pork Checkoff Report magazine, Steve Meyer discussed how low production costs and the Lean Hogs futures market pointed to an average profit of $26 per head for low-cost producers in 2018. Yes, that discussion. Well, things change quickly sometimes, do they not?

Pork’s Role in Healthy Diet Takes Center Stage with Dietitians

Culinary Institute of America chefs shared picture-worthy ways to prepare pork with the dietitians. By Claire Masker Latino-American dietitians recently learned more about pork and its role in a healthy diet when it took center stage at the Pork Checkoff’s seventh annual Registered Dietitian Summit. “Checkoff research shows that while Latino Americans consume more pork, […]

Conference Shares New Ideas, Challenges Facing U.S. Pig Farms

By Claire Masker Powerful speakers and relevant industry topics packed the 2018 Pork Management Conference. The annual gathering brings producers, human resource officers, safety directors, accountants, risk managers and other pork industry professionals together to expand their knowledge and to anticipate future challenges – on economic benchmarking, labor issues, gene editing and more. “The agenda […]

On the Farm…

On the Farm…Safety Summit Sparks Continued Workplace Improvement, Research Tackles Herd Health, and Multi-Species Certifications Available for Youth

2017 Pork Checkoff Annual Report

A Letter from Your President   My fellow pork producers: Welcome to the 2017 Annual Report. True to our mission, the National Pork Board worked closely with the pork industry in 2017 to serve as a catalyst to unite producers and to connect them with opportunities to simultaneously build consumer trust and drive sustainable production […]

Moving at the Speed of Business

Pork Board scouts for challenges, opportunities for pork producers By Bill Even The level of skill and commitment that our servicemen and women bring to their jobs always inspires me. It also reminds me of just how much is on the line.any of you probably have family members who have served or are currently serving […]

Building Bridges at Home and Abroad

Pork Board President Terry O’Neel sees value in reaching out It’s only fitting that Terry O’Neel calls Friend, Nebraska, his hometown. Serving as president of the National Pork Board since last June, he’s built bridges on behalf of pork with everybody from his neighbors down the road to key export buyers around the globe. “Much […]

Taking on the 3 M’s

Checkoff launches new marketing approach to reach millennial and multicultural consumers in today’s mobile world Imagine what pig farming could be if feed prices were low, U.S. pork export demand was at an all-time high and domestic pork consumption was strong. What was once fiction is now a true story, yet it’s time for a […]

2017: A Good Year for Pork Demand

By Steve Meyer, economist with Kerns and Associates While exports deservedly were lauded at every turn in 2017 as the driver of good times for U.S. pork producers, domestic demand was having a quiet but solid year. Real per capita expenditures (RPCE), a measure of demand, got off to a rough start in 2017. At the […]