USDA Releases June Hogs and Pigs Report

According to the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs Report, the U.S. swine inventory totals 75.5 million head, up four percent from last year. That’s the highest June 1 total since this series of reports began in 1964. The breeding herd inventory is up one percent from June of last year. The market hog inventory is […]

Meet the New President of the National Pork Board: David Newman

Dr. David Newman is the new president of the National Pork Board. Newman is an associate professor at Arkansas State University and raises hogs on the family operation in Missouri. In this edition of Pork Pod, Newman outlines the strategic plan that is being developed by the Pork Checkoff. Newman also highlights the current priorities […]

International Forum on African Swine Fever

Ottawa, Canada hosted an international forum on African Swine Fever. National Pork Board senior vice president of science and technology Dr. David Pyburn participated in this forum. In this edition of Pork Pod, Dr. Pyburn reviews the information shared at the forum and the latest biosecurity recommendation for pig farmers.

Pork Checkoff to Test Crisis Alert Text System

The Pork Checkoff is planning a test of its crisis alert text system this week. To deal with a pork industry emergency, this system is in place to provide information to the swine industry. Pork Checkoff Assistant Communications Vice President Cindy Cunningham outlines the alert system in this edition of PorkPod.

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

After USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report, the Pork Checkoff hosted a briefing for reporters about the numbers. Analysts Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates, Kevin Grier of Kevin Grier Consulting and Analysis, John Nalivka of Sterling Marketing and Kevin Bost of Procurement Strategies. In this edition of Pork Pod, you’ll gain insight […]

Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

The National Pork Board has named Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa as the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work […]

Market Outlook with Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer, who is with Kerns and Associates, spoke at the recent National Pork Industry Forum. Meyer outlines the price outlook for the swine industry. The low feed costs are one of the positive parts of the story, but Meyer does anticipate some financial stress within the industry. More details are available in this edition […]