National Pork Board

Funding approved to research PEDV

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been working its way through the U.S., but the National Pork Board just approved funding that will help prevent the spread. FULL STORY »

'See it? Stop it!" initiative promotes animal well-being

Reaffirming its strong commitment to animal care and well-being, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) this week joined with the National Pork Board (NPB), the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to launch an initiative to encourage the immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. FULL STORY »

Jim Leafstedt receives Distinguished Service Award

The National Pork Board (NPB) presented this year’s Distinguished Service Award to South Dakota farmer Jim Leafstedt for his leadership in improving swine health in the United States, including his role in the elimination of swine pseudorabies from the United States. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board approves $3 million for summer marketing push

New market challenges and new opportunities inspired the National Pork Board last week to approve adding $3 million in additional Pork Checkoff funds to bolster the 2013 domestic marketing budget during the crucial summer sales months. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board marking progress on key initiatives

Tracking success on pork marketing and outreach initiatives will be the central focus of the National Pork Board's meeting next week in Orlando, Fla. The Board meeting is a part of the annual Pork Industry Forum that will be held in March 8-9. The board will meet Wednesday and Thursday, prior to the delegate sessions. FULL STORY »

Checkoff-funded research grows in importance

In an exclusive interview with PorkNetwork, Paul Sundberg, DVM, National Pork Board (NPB) vice president, science and technology, describes the research funding process as well as NPB’s primary research program areas. In addition, Sundberg describes the importance of influenza surveillance and animal identification efforts. FULL STORY »

Operation Main Street celebrates eight years

Pork’s positive messages are reaching far beyond meeting rooms and classrooms. Operation Main Street (OMS) presentations have generated more than 800 news stories with a reach of almost 29 million people. FULL STORY »

NPB to meet with Texas pork producers

The National Pork Board (NPB) will travel next week to Texas, where more than one of every three residents is of Hispanic descent, to explore opportunities to market more pork to the growing Hispanic population in the United States. FULL STORY »

PRRS research focuses on swine genome

Swine genomic markers, phenotypes, chromosomes and genotyping are playing an increasingly important role in the latest efforts against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The science of genetics will play a vital role in the development of PRRS-resistant pigs and eventual elimination of the disease. FULL STORY »

HSUS claims Pork Checkoff funds misused

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on Wednesday filed a complaint with USDA’s Office of the Inspector General claiming that funds from the National Pork Board’s (NPB) Pork Checkoff are used by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in support of U.S. pork producers. FULL STORY »

Illinois to offer PQA Plus, TQA advisor training programs

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will be hosting two training sessions for the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program on Nov. 27 and the Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) program on Nov. 28. FULL STORY »

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