South Dakota pig farmer to lead the Pork Checkoff
Steve Rommereim, a pork producer from Alcester, South Dakota, was elected president of the National Pork Board at the organization's June board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Board's 15 farmer-directors represent America's pig farmers.
Industry leaders to engage with key international stakeholders, promote U.S. Pork
Leaders from around the globe are gathering in Dallas today and tomorrow for the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC). Key international stakeholders and National Pork Board leadership and staff will engage in real-time discussions of issues affecting the international marketplace for pork and other commodities.
Event addresses role of emerging technology on human, animal and crop health
Pork producer Randy Spronk will represent the farm perspective during an ethics panel at CRISPRcon, June 4-5, in Boston.
Pork Checkoff Announces Sponsored Activities at the 2018 World Pork Expo
DES MOINES, IOWA - May 28 - The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo, June 6-8, 2018, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. World Pork Expo attendees can stop by the Varied Industries Building (booth No. 122) or the Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent to learn more about Checkoff programs and initiatives.
Make plans to attend sessions at World Pork Expo June 6-7
Des Moines, Iowa - May 21- The Pork Checkoff's Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will return to World Pork Expo, with seminars held Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual sessions help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production.
Biennial Global Event to be held in Dallas May 30-June 1
For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the United States, and the Pork Checkoff is a major sponsor of the event. Hosted by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), the 22nd World Meat Congress will be held in Dallas May 30-June 1, 2018.
Introducing meat as a complementary food may be beneficial for formula-fed infants
Meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods, according to new research from the University of Colorado published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Over the last decade, the U.S. has played a leading role in advancing animal agriculture’s environmental and conservation efforts. Respect for the earth and its natural resources is part of the U.S. agricultural heritage and America’s pork producers are dedicated to preserving that legacy. Long-term efforts have helped pig farmers raise more pork using fewer natural resources than ever before.
The Pork Checkoff has awarded 21 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry’s future leaders. A National Pork Board committee judged the pool of 70 applicants based on scholastic merit, leadership activities, involvement in the pork production industry and the applicants’ plans for a career in pork production.
The National Pork Board has announced a new collaboration with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established in the 2014 Farm Bill, to support a competitive research program to improve pig health, productivity and well-being. The end goal is to improve pig survival during all stages of production. The joint venture has $2 million of grant funds available to potential investigators.