Environmental Literature Reviews

DEADLINE: July 13th, 2020 – 5 pm CST Request for ProposalInstructions & FormatCreate Account/Application Website Notes: The National Pork Board’s Air Quality Task Force and Water Quality Task Force are soliciting research proposals for Literature Reviews dealing with the following Environmental subcategories: Environmental – Air Environmental – Manure Storage/Application Environmental – Water Use/Conservation Contacts: Marguerite […]

Letter of Intent – Public Health Impacts of Live Swine Production

DEADLINE: June 30th, 2020 – 5 pm CST Letter of Intent Instructions & FormatCreate Account/Application Website Notes: Letter of Intent: by June 30, 2020 Proposal Selection: by July 21, 2020 Full Applications: by September 1, 2020 Contacts: Dr. Heather Fowler / hfowler@pork.org / 515-223-2633

Animal Well-being Depopulation Field Trials

DEADLINE: May 11, 2020 – 5 pm CST Request for ProposalInstructions & Format Research objective: Identify and validate improved methods for mass depopulation of swine. Notes: Proposal selection: by May 14, 2020 Notification of grant awards: by May 15, 2020 Project funding: begin by May 29, 2020 Contacts: Sara Crawford / scrawford@pork.org / 515-223-2790Stephanie Wisdom / swisdom@pork.org / 515-223-3534

National Swine Health Biosecurity Review

DEADLINE: April 14, 2020 – 5 pm CST Submitters whose proposals are selected for final review will be required to present the proposal and answer questions via a webinar with pork industry reviewers. Request for Proposal Contacts: Dr. Dave PyburnChief VeterinarianNational Pork Boarddpyburn@pork.org Dr. Paul SundbergExecutive DirectorSwine Health Information Centerpsundberg@swinehealth.org

Animal Well-Being – Euthanasia and Depopulation

DEADLINE: April 16, 2020 – 5 pm CST Request for Proposal Submitters whose proposals are selected for final review will be required to present the proposal and answer questions via a webinar with pork industry reviewers. Contacts: Sara CrawfordAssistant Vice President – Animal WelfareNational Pork Boardscrawford@pork.org Stephanie WisdomDirector of Animal WelfareNational Pork Boardswisdom@pork.org

Dominican Republic: A Growing Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The Dominican Republic’s growing economy and thriving tourism sector have boosted its viability as a trading partner in the last decade. Thanks to the CAFTA-DR, a free trade agreement between Central America, the U.S., and the Dominican Republic, most goods are freely traded with limited or no tariffs. Unfortunately, some imported agricultural […]

2019 Spring Call

DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May 21st– 5:00 pm CST Writing Research Proposals for the NPB Want to learn more about the National Pork Board’s research proposal process? Could you use a few tips to make your research proposal more competitive?  Regardless of whether you are an established investigator or a new faculty member, you will find benefit […]

Japan: U.S. Pork’s Leading Value Market

Japan has historically been U.S. pork’s leading value market and has continued this trend in recent years as the leading destination for U.S. chilled pork loins. In 2017, U.S. pork export value reached $1.63 billion (up 4 percent) and was the 3rd largest volume market at nearly 868 million pounds (up 2 percent) compared to […]

2018 Animal Science Annual Report

The Animal Science Committee continues to be committed to the wise investment of Checkoff funds in research that is critical to maintaining our position as the most efficient producer of low-cost, high-quality pork in the world. In this regard, the committee is dedicated to finding answers to issues that affect productivity and profitability; primarily driven […]