National Pork Board Works on Industry Priorities

National Pork Board CEO Bill Even reviews the recent meeting of the Pork Checkoff board. From domestic marketing to African Swine Fever, Even outlines the issues addressed by the 15-member National Pork Board.

National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance  Responsible Pig Farming Practices Through Blockchain

Des Moines, Iowa – March 18, 2019 – The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry. Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow pork producers to monitor, evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability practices based on the We […]

7 Things I Learned at the Pork Checkoff’s Swine University

by Pat Bane, 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year I recently returned from a weekend in Miami. I know, cry me a river. It was sub-zero in my home state of Illinois while Miami’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival was experiencing record-breaking heat. I was there representing America’s […]

Buyers Look To Get Ahead of the Market

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition March 4, 2019 There is little question that the current pork market offers plenty of opportunities to promote pork in Q2. The three charts in the previous page illustrate the seasonal trend for the price of butts, ribs and pork trim in May, June, and July. Buyers that recognize […]

Lower Pork Prices Offer Opportunities for Retailers Headed Into Spring

Pork Profit Maximizer – Retail Edition March 4, 2019 The pork cutout last week was as low as $59.6/cwt, 23% lower than a year ago and the lowest cutout value since the fall of 2009. There is not one single reason for the sharp value erosion in the pork complex. Pork supplies have increased, something […]