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 […]

January 2019 Pork Checkoff Report

Click the links below to download the December 2018 Checkoff Report Monthly Statistics Report – 01/31/2019 Monthly Distribution Report – 01/31/2019  

Preparing for Foreign Animal Disease

National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Programs Dr. Patrick Webb reviews a recent tabletop exercise designed to help industry stakeholders deal with a foreign animal disease. In this edition of Pork Pod, Webb explains this recent effort and the most current risk of foreign animal disease.

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.