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 […]

National Pork Board Works on Industry Priorities

National Pork Board CEO Bill Even reviews the recent meeting of the Pork Checkoff board. From domestic marketing to African Swine Fever, Even outlines the issues addressed by the 15-member National Pork Board.

Preparing for Foreign Animal Disease

National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb reviews a recent tabletop exercise designed to help industry stakeholders deal with a foreign animal disease. In this edition of Pork Pod, Webb explains this recent effort and the most current risk of foreign animal disease.

Pork Checkoff CEO Previews National Pork Industry Forum

National Pork Industry Forum will be held March 6-8 in Orlando. Pork Board CEO Bill Even is featured in this edition of Pork Pod discussing issues that will be highlighted at Forum. That includes African Swine Fever, enhancements to the We Care initiative and the way the Pork Checkoff adapts to a changing world.

Swine Health Information Center Plan of Work

African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever are being monitored globally. Swine Health Information Center executive director Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines the threat of these foreign animal diseases and the 2019 SHIC Plan of Action in this Pork Pod update.

Hams Across America: 2 Million Servings Strong

More than a half a million pounds of pork comprising of nearly 2.2 million services were distributed in the Hams Across America campaign. National Pork Board public relations director Claire Masker reviews this successful effort in this edition of Pork Pod.

McDonald’s Uses Bacon to Drive Traffic

National Pork Board Vice President of Domestic Marketing Jarrod Sutton outlines a new promotion in which McDonald’s is giving away bacon. McDonald’s Bacon Hour kicks off the launch of the Big Mac Bacon and the Quarter Pounder Cheese with Bacon and Cheesy Bacon Fries. Find out more about how McDonald’s is promoting America’s Favorite Food.

Partnering with Social Media Influencers

The National Pork Board is partnering with YouTube creator Binging with Babish to connect with consumers. Binging with Babish is a social media influencer with 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube. Pork Checkoff social media manager Jenna Bieri offers details on this relationship. That includes a Pork Checkoff-sponsored video being featured at the YouTube Cocktail Party […]

New National Swine Disease Council Launched

The U.S. pork industry is working together to reduce the risk of foreign animal disease. National Pork Board vice president of science and technology Dr. David Pyburn outlines the new National Swine Disease Council in this edition of Pork Pod.