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.

U.S. Pork Exports: November Trade Update

The world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, have been meeting in an effort to negotiate a trade truce. With a looming deadline of March 1, both countries are focused on trying to reach an agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached by then, President Trump could officially raise tariffs on more than $200 […]

Pork Production Running Over 5% Above Year Ago Levels

Pork Profit Maximizer – Food Service Edition February 18, 2019 Weekly hog slaughter in the first seven weeks of the year was 4.5% higher than a year ago and about 2 points higher than what was expected based on the inventory survey. We think hog weights during this period were about 1% higher than a […]

Larger Pork Supplies Pressure Hog Prices Lower

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition February 18, 2019 So far pork supplies have far exceeded expectations. Following the release of the December ‘Hogs and Pigs’ report, we estimated that pork production in the first quarter of 2019 would be 1.9% higher than the previous year. It is important to note that there was an extra […]

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.

Canada: A Top Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight Canada has historically been one of the top destinations for U.S. pork. In 2017, U.S. pork export value reached $792.4 million (down 1 percent) and was the fourth largest volume market at over 459 million pounds (up 1 percent) compared to 2016. As of 2017, the U.S. held nearly 85 percent market […]