Record Exports

U.S. pork exports recorded their highest-ever monthly value in November. According to Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Craig Morris, 2017 will be a record year for exports. That momentum is also expected to continue into 2018.

Not Too Late: Pork Checkoff Offers Influenza Defense Tips

Although this winter’s influenza season is now in full force in both the human and swine populations, it’s not too late to follow key biosecurity and health protocols to keep yourself, farm personnel and your herd healthy and influenza-free. “We strongly recommend that farm workers and those who may be around pigs get an annual […]

2018 Outlook

In this edition of Pork Pod, National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel previews the efforts of the Pork Checkoff for the year ahead. O’Neel, who farms at Friend, Nebraska, outlines a new communications strategy and more.

Pork Industry Scholarships

Chris Hostetler, director of animal sciences, National Pork Board, is featured in this edition of Pork Pod. Chris highlights the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarship program. The Pork Checkoff will award 21 scholarships worth $48,000 this year.

Pork Profit Maximizer, Jan. 08, 2018

Retail Edition Highlights: Wholesale pork prices increase in January, largely because of seasonally lower slaughter during the month
The value of the pork cutout in the second half of January in the last ten years was up 3% compared to the first half of the month, with prices increasing in nine of the last ten years
Shipments of US fresh/frozen and cooked pork in November were 180,333 MT, 3.8% higher than the all-time record levels a year ago
Exports of US pork variety meats have struggled, with exports to China down sharply compared to a year ag

Pork Profit Maximizer, Jan. 08, 2018

Foodservice Edition Highlights: Wholesale pork prices increase in January, largely because of seasonally lower slaughter during the month
The value of the pork cutout in the second half of January in the last ten years was up 3% compared to the first half of the month, with prices increasing in nine of the last ten years
Shipments of US fresh/frozen and cooked pork in November were 180,333 MT, 3.8% higher than the all-time record levels a year ago
Exports of US pork variety meats have struggled, with exports to China down sharply compared to a year ago