African Swine Fever: An Emphasis on Prevention

I think first and foremost, being a part of the Secure Pork Supply plan is a huge part of that because it outlines a lot of the different things producers can do, including having a herd veterinary relationship or relationship with a state veterinarian and also incorporating enhanced bio-security into their day to day operations.

Pork 2040: The Producer Perspective

A new report from the Pork Checkoff evaluates the short-and-long-term protein needs facing China and how U.S. pork can position itself to meet that demand. Pork 2040 also considers the impact of African Swine Fever on the Chinese pork industry and the supply chain. North Carolina pig farmer Jan Archer offers a producer’s perspective on […]

The United Kingdom: A Potential Opportunity for U.S. Pork

The United Kingdom will likely face a variety of challenges and opportunities as the deadline for a “hard Brexit” or exit from the European Union (EU) nears. Representatives from the National Pork Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently traveled to England to discuss the progress of a market research study with Gira, a […]

Market Outlook with Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer, who is with Kerns and Associates, spoke at the recent National Pork Industry Forum. Meyer outlines the price outlook for the swine industry. The low feed costs are one of the positive parts of the story, but Meyer does anticipate some financial stress within the industry. More details are available in this edition […]

Swine Health Information Center Plan of Work

African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever are being monitored globally. Swine Health Information Center executive director Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines the threat of these foreign animal diseases and the 2019 SHIC Plan of Action in this Pork Pod update.

African Swine Fever Risk: Imported Feed Ingredients

With the expansion of the African swine fever outbreak in China, the Pork Checkoff is working with the National Pork Producers Council, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Swine Health Information Center and USDA to keep the disease out of the United States. This includes a focus on imported feed ingredients as a significant risk. National Pork Board vice president of science and technology Dr. David Pyburn says a viral disease pathogen has the potential to survive the shipping process. A new risk assessment resources is available at www.pork.org/FAD.