The National Pork Board’s Animal Science Committee initiated the Industry Productivity Analysis to make data publicly available for producers to use when benchmarking productivity in various phases of production. The information is intended to benefit all producers through improved farm productivity. Comparison of the data contained in this report with data collected on participating producers’ […]
This year has certainly been an interesting year to be in the business of producing pork. Even though the number of pigs and pounds of pork produced in 2017 were record highs for the U.S., expansion continued because margins were good. While there are many reasons for this, the bottom line is that we are the global leaders in producing safe, wholesome pork and we do it more efficiently than any other country. The work that we do on the Animal Science Committee continues to focus on making improvements in production efficiency.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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
List of 2016 funded research
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 […]