U.S. Pork Industry Ends 2018 with Major Antibiotic Progress

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.

Paying It Forward Ham by Ham This Holiday Season

Annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa

Pig farmers across the U.S. understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and this Giving Tuesday is no different.

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Conscious Choice for U.S. Pig Farmers

Today's pork producers' continuous improvement efforts felt on global scale

In recognition of the 2018 U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, America's pig farmers want consumers to realize the continuous improvement and antibiotic stewardship efforts underway. Part of that commitment is participating in the global One Health initiative with organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Commodity Leaders Join Forces on Sustainability Research

Pork, Soybean and Corn Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Sustainability Research

The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. This research program will include the sharing of completed research, coordination on current and planned research and define ways to share and communicate results with each organization's members.

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Award Aims to Inspire and Connect With the Next Generation of Pig Farmers

The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through Nov. 12 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com.

Apply by Nov. 1 to Serve on the National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors

Applications are available at Pork.org

The Pork Checkoff's board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer associations, farm organizations or anyone who pays into the Pork Checkoff, which includes pig farmers and pork importers, may submit an application.

Holding Time for Feedstuffs May Reduce Swine Disease Risk

Producers urged to talk with their feed suppliers

The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry's focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs). One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms.