Business seminars scheduled for WPX

The 2012 World Pork Expo (WPX) is less than a month away, and even though the days are jam packed, here is a set of business seminars worth noting. FULL STORY »

HSUS releases video shot at Wyoming Premium Farms

Capitalizing on the attention of Safeway announcing its new directive regarding gestation-sow housing, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released an undercover video on Tuesday that was shot at Wyoming Premium Farms (WPF) in April. Investigations are underway, and the industry responds. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to Safeway’s gestation-stall decision

Following Safeway’s announcement that it will require its pork suppliers to stop using gestation-sow stalls in the production process, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President R.C. Hunt, who is a pork producer from Wilson, N.C., offered this statement. FULL STORY »

Visit NPB at WPX for food, fun and information

There’s always plenty of hospitality at the National Pork Board’s (NPB) hospitality tent at World Pork Expo (WPX), but this year there’s so much more. FULL STORY »

NPPC satisfied with DOL’s change on farm labor rule

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) was among the many agriculture groups that had lobbied against the measure and now applauds the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for listening to the thousands of comments on its child farm labor rule. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to Burger King's gestation stall decision

Following Burger King's decision to require its pork suppliers to move toward eliminating gestation-sow stalls, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released its own statement. FULL STORY »

More insight into FDA’s antibiotic guidance

With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidance on antibiotic use in food-animal production, some confusion and many questions have surfaced. The new guidance calls for voluntary suspension of antimicrobial use for growth promotion purposes and more veterinary oversight in the form of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD). Representatives from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the Animal Health Institute (AHI) provided perspective this week. FULL STORY »

HSUS files FTC complaint against NPPC

One of the tools in the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) arsenal against pork production is to file a legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), asserting deceptive advertising practices. HSUS has implemented that tactic with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

FDA nixes feed-grade antibiotics

Antibiotics that are “medically important” to humans should not longer be used in animal feed for non-therapeutic purposes, such as growth promotion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in its final Guidance 209 policy. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use in pork production is overblown

Antibiotic use in food-animal production gets a lot of attention, but accuracy doesn’t always follow. To better determine the amount of antibiotics actually used in pork production, a team of researchers investigated the topic and found past estimates excessive. FULL STORY »

Savannah to host 2012 Pork Management Conference

Southern hospitality will be on full display at the upcoming 2012 Pork Management Conference, set for June 19-22 in Savannah, Ga. The conference will provide participants with a pork industry perspective on topics such as gestation-sow housing, risk management, consumer behavior, activist’s agendas, world markets and much more. FULL STORY »

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