Secure Pork Plan Moves Ahead

By Mike King It’s full steam ahead for the nation’s Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan. Work continues toward completing the necessary business continuity software that will share real-time industry data with animal health officials when every second will count during a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak. Emergencies and Everyday “We’ve made solid progress on the […]

U.S. Producers Build Valuable Ties at World Meat Congress

While U.S. pork was the center-of-the-plate star at the recent 22nd World Meat Congress, the “true meat” of the event was the opportunity to connect with 700 key international stakeholders from over 30 countries, according to Bill Luckey, a Columbus, Nebraska, pork producer who chairs the Pork Checkoff’s International Marketing Committee.

Conference Shares New Ideas, Challenges Facing U.S. Pig Farms

By Claire Masker Powerful speakers and relevant industry topics packed the 2018 Pork Management Conference. The annual gathering brings producers, human resource officers, safety directors, accountants, risk managers and other pork industry professionals together to expand their knowledge and to anticipate future challenges – on economic benchmarking, labor issues, gene editing and more. “The agenda […]

Symposium Focuses on Pig Care

More than 260 producers, veterinarians, packers, processors, academics and other pork industry partners attended the Pork Checkoff’s inaugural Pig Welfare Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 7 to 9. The agenda focused on general welfare concepts and how they can be applied at the farm level.

Five Steps to Better Pig Care

After raising pigs, managing employees and loading more than half a million hogs onto market-bound trailers over 30 years, Keith Schoettmer has learned valuable insights about superior pig care.