Educating consumers on the sustainability of today’s pig farming and pork’s nutritional value is central focus of festival
The National Pork Board will introduce Swine University at this week’s 2019 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) in Miami. The initiative, which includes a virtual tour of a pig farm and an introduction to the next generation of farmers, engages consumers and shares the sustainability story of today’s pig farming.
More than half a million pounds of pork comprising, nearly 2.2 million servings, were distributed in 2018 through the Hams Across America program.
Checkoff event provides platform for experts to discuss future of the U.S. pork industry
The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 16-19, in Nashville, Tennessee. At the annual conference, a diverse set of experts from across the country will address business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Through presentations, breakout sessions and networking, attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry and its challenges along with learning more about financial management practices to improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming.
Pork Producers to discuss industry issues in Orlando
Producer delegates from across the United States will gather in Orlando, March 6-8, for the annual National Pork Industry Forum.
Industry collaboration will focus on protecting animal, public health
Today, the U.S. pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease (FAD) by creating the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC). The council is comprised of key industry leaders from six distinct areas of swine science expertise. NSDC leadership includes representatives from the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, the North American Meat Institute, the Swine Health Information Center, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as state animal health officials.
Nominate a deserving pig farmer by March 10
The National Pork Board is accepting nominations for its 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM award through Sunday, March 10, at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and by sharing his or her story with the public.
National Pork Board Shares Key Opportunities for Industry Innovation and Growth
The National Pork Board released its first report from its Insight to Action research program. Dinner at Home in America examines the contextual occasions in which Americans are eating dinner in the home. The research identifies areas of growth opportunity for pork, serving up a bold new challenge to the pork industry: innovate or risk losing relevance with today's – and more importantly tomorrow's – consumer.
55-year look-back reveals gains in all key metrics
A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time - America's pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the past five decades.
Building on the industry’s culture of continuous improvement
For decades, the U.S. pork industry has recognized the importance of advancing responsible production practices to keep pace with the changing marketplace. During 2018, a We Care task force, comprised of leaders from across the industry, was formed to provide guidance to the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) boards of directors on advancing the industry’s decade-long commitment to the We Care ethical principles as the sustainability platform for U.S. pig production.
New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales/distribution; pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework
America’s 60,000 pig farmers and their veterinarians are ending 2018 with recognition of their diligence to use medically important antibiotics in a strictly responsible way.