Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Consumers

A new Pork Checkoff report identifies ways for food retailers and packers to better connect with the highly influential Hispanic market. National Pork Board director of multicultural marketing Jose de Jesus outlines the key motivators for U.S. Hispanic consumers. This Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future report is part of the Pork Checkoff’s Insight […]

Latinos Are Pork’s Future

Time To Tango: Latinos Are Pork’s Future If I walked into a retail or meat-packing industry conference and told them they’re walking away from a $95 billion opportunity, they would probably think: I’m clearly mistaken. There are no untapped markets that big; Everyone else is walking away, but their large, household-name company is on top […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

Record numbers can be found in the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. As a service, the Pork Checkoff hosts a media call about the report. It facilitates the review of publicly available information about the pork industry. In this report, Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates reviews the statistics found in this quarterly report. […]

USDA Reports Inventory of Market Hogs 3.5% Higher Than Last Year

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition September, 30, 2019 Coming into the report analysts were expecting the total inventory of market hogs as of September 1 to be 3% higher than a year ago. USDA reported the inventory of market hogs at 71.248 million head, 2.442 million head or 3.5% higher than a year ago. […]

Acorn Squash Recipes

Acorn Squash Recipes are Better with Pork Nothing screams fall quite like acorn squash recipes. Acorn squash is high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a serious nutritional power-packed veggie. What better way to pair your tasty veggies other than with protein-packed, lean ground pork? There are […]

By the Numbers…

Twenty Future pork industry leaders were front and center at the third annual Elite Pork Intern Summit in June. The Pork Checkoff and the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence hosted 20 top interns from nine leading pork companies attending. With a focus on A Future in Pork Production, the interns networked with pork industry leaders […]

Pork Checkoff Is Going Paperless: National Pork Board to debut 100% online Checkoff payment starting Nov. 1

By Jason Menke Beginning Nov. 1, Pork Checkoff payments will all be made online through the National Pork Board’s convenient, easy-to-use, secure system, according to Calvin Vandekrol, vice president of finance and accounting for the Checkoff.  “The new system will save time, paper and money,” Vandekrol said. “But more importantly, pork producers will continue to […]

South Korea: Bright Spot for Exports

By Claire Masker Exports of U.S. pork finished strong in June after struggling earlier in the year, with South Korea remaining a bright spot. According to USDA, year-to-date sales to South Korea totaled 263.6 million pounds valued at $332.4 million. “South Korea has one of the world’s highest pork consumption rates at 63.7 pounds per […]