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.
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.
Request for proposals being accepted for China insights
The National Pork Board, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are engaging in a foresight-based marketing study called Pork 2040.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A recent trade mission to Asia by the National Pork Board International Marketing Committee built lasting relationships with international customers and elevated U.S. pork as the global protein of choice.
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.
Patrick Bane receives 2018 award from Pork Checkoff
Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, has been named the 2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year.