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Assessing the risk of African swine fever virus (ASFV) transmission in feed



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Meta-analysis of swine manure and commercial fertilizer on environmental endpoints and soil health



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Swine manure is a valuable asset when applied to the soil; however, to others it is a waste material with little value compared to commercial fertilizer. Comparisons between commercial fertilizer and swine manure are often difficult because of the conditions…

Development of an interactive training app for timely and humane on-farm euthanasia in pre-weaned piglets




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Euthanasia is a necessary act for any operation keeping live animals. However, science-based guidance for pig producers on proper on-farm decision criteria for euthanasia in piglets is deficient.

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Salmonella DIVA vaccine for cross-protection against Salmonella serovar I 4,[5],12:i:-: minimizing antibiotic usage and protecting swine and public health

Assessment of alternatives for monitoring antimicrobial use in the swine industry and design and implementation of a pilot system

Societal concerns about antibiotic use (ABU) and antibiotic resistance are a major vulnerability for the US swine industry. National and international events have led to increasing pressures for accountability regarding ABU in food animals. These include calls for better measurement…

Negative cohort study plan for the estimation of diagnostic specificity of Two PCR assays for the detection of Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease viruses in oral fluid samples

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Japan: U.S. Pork’s Leading Value Market

Japan has historically been U.S. pork’s leading value market and has continued this trend in recent years as the leading destination for U.S. chilled pork loins. In 2017, U.S. pork export value reached $1.63 billion (up 4 percent) and was the 3rd largest volume market at nearly 868 million pounds (up 2 percent) compared to […]

2018 Animal Science Annual Report

The Animal Science Committee continues to be committed to the wise investment of Checkoff funds in research that is critical to maintaining our position as the most efficient producer of low-cost, high-quality pork in the world. In this regard, the committee is dedicated to finding answers to issues that affect productivity and profitability; primarily driven […]

2018 Special Call

Air Emission Study DEADLINE: Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 5:00 pm CST The Pork Checkoff Sustainability Committee solicits proposals in the following area. There is no funding limit for submitted proposals but the budget request should be appropriate and justified for the work proposed. Researchers are encouraged to find matching funds or in-kind contributions to […]

2019 General Call

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 16, 2018- 5:00 pm CST The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals dealing with these categories: ANIMAL SCIENCE – ANIMAL SCIENCE ANIMAL SCIENCE – Swine Nutrition ANIMAL WELFARE PORK SAFETY – Post-Harvest PORK SAFETY – Pre-Harvest SUSTAINABILITY – Air SWINE HEALTH – Foreign Animal Disease SWINE HEALTH – General Swine Disease […]

2018 Pork Industry Productivity Analysis

The National Pork Board’s Animal Science Committee initiated the Industry Productivity Analysis to make data publicly available for producers to use when benchmarking productivity in various phases of production. The information is intended to benefit all producers through improved farm productivity. Comparison of the data contained in this report with data collected on participating producers’ […]

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