2016 Animal Science Annual Report

The Animal Science Committee continues to conduct meaningful research in the areas of swine nutrition, reproduction, genetics and management. Research is evaluated based on industry impact, application and reach, and must have no overlap with research being supported by other funding agencies. In addition to continuing work in nutritional efficiency, mitigation of the impact of […]

Alternatives to Growth-promoting Antibiotics

The Checkoff’s animal science committee recognizes many producers are seeking alternatives to maintaining pig performance following removal of growth-promoting antibiotics. While there are many commercially available products purported to enhance growth, many of these products lack consistency in demonstrating beneficial results. This spreadsheet is the result of project #15-204 that was completed by Nick Gabler […]

2017 Pork Industry Productivity Analysis

Continuing into its fifth consecutive year, the Pork Industry Productivity Analysis has displayed the trends among the most common production variables in the swine industry over the previous years. What has been shown is that there is variation in the improvement for each key performance indicator trait. Additionally, seasonality has become more apparent for several traits. […]

2018 General Call

Request for Proposals, General Call 2018
DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 14th– 5:00 pm CST
Proposal selection will occur in February 2018.
Notification of grant awards will be done by April 2018.
Project funding will begin May 1, 2018.
Requests for second-year funding must be resubmitted.

Request for Proposal – Letter of Intent

The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee is requesting pre-proposals in the three areas of HUMAN NUTRITION Research listed below. The proposal process uses an initial Letter Of Intent (LOI). The LOI must be submitted by September 12, 2017 to be considered. Projects that are selected from the LOIs will be invited to submit […]

2017 Spring Call

NATIONAL PORK BOARD Request for Proposals Spring Call 2017 The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with these categories: ANIMAL SCIENCE – Sow Lifetime Productivity SUSTAINABILITY – Air SUSTAINABILITY – Environmental Footprint SUSTAINABILITY – Water Use/conservation SWINE HEALTH – PRRS

2017 General Call

NATIONAL PORK BOARD Request for Proposals General Call 2017 The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with these categories: ANIMAL SCIENCE –Animal Science ANIMAL SCIENCE – Heavy Market Pig ANIMAL SCIENCE – Sow Lifetime Productivity ANIMAL SCIENCE – Swine Nutrition ANIMAL WELFARE HUMAN NUTRITION – (from pre-approved Letters of Intent only) PORK QUALITY […]

Human Nutrition Research LOI

The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee is requesting pre-proposals in the following areas of HUMAN NUTRITION Research. The proposal process uses an initial letter of intent (LOI). The LOI will be used for initial screening. Projects that are selected from the LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal. Request for full […]