National Pork Board

NPB honors 2011 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

The National Pork Board (NPB) today honored four farm families as recipients of the 2011 National Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award at the annual National Pork Industry Forum being held here. The award, now in its 18th year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and their local communities. FULL STORY »

NPB commits $2 million to ‘pig adventure center’

The National Pork Board has decided to contribute $2 million to help fund the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center. The decision was made in NPB’s board meeting, held in conjunction with the National Pork Industry Forum in Denver. FULL STORY »

PORK 101 session set for May 22-24

The PORK 101 educational session for 2012 will take place on May 22-24 at Texas A&M University. The three-day course is presented by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) and the National Pork Board (NPB). FULL STORY »

Researchers identify PRRS genetic marker

A consortium of scientists from around the country has discovered a genetic marker in pigs that identifies whether or not the animal has a reduced susceptibility to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). FULL STORY »

Pork Forum to assess strategic plan

The National Pork Board will meet in Denver, Colo., with the chairs of its nine producer-led committees on Feb. 29 and March 1 to assess progress in meeting the goals laid out in the group’s five-year strategic plan. FULL STORY »

NPB identifies 2012 research projects for funding

Each year, the National Pork Board's six producer-led science and technology committees meet to identify and prioritize research needs and funding allocations. This year, the participants reviewed more than 100 proposals, and selected those that would were deemed to offer the greatest benefit to the overall industry FULL STORY »

Pork groups respond to McDonald’s gestation-stall policy

McDonald's Corp. has announced that it will develop a plan to transition its pork supply away from farmers who use conventional gestation-sow stalls. Both the National Pork Board (NPB) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) offered a response. FULL STORY »

HSUS targets Seaboard, Prestage and Wal-Mart

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has released an undercover video taken at two swine systems near Goodwell, Okla.-- Seaboard Foods’ and Prestage Farms’ breeding and gestation facilities. HSUS also filed complaints with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission involving statements on Seaboard’s website. FULL STORY »

Iowa Pork Congress offers a range of seminars

At this year’s Iowa Pork Congress, set for Jan. 25-26, attendees will be able to select from a wide-range of educational and instructional opportunities. Along with seminars, training and certification sessions have been scheduled during the two-day show. FULL STORY »

PRRS research, the cornerstone to solutions

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has nagged at the pork industry for more than 20 years. Providing a snapshot of some of the research completed on PRRS, the National Pork Board has a new 40-page PRRS Initiative Research 2004-2011 report. FULL STORY »

NPB to review producer and consumer promotional strategies

"We had a very good year in 2011 on behalf of pork producers and their pork checkoff," says Everett Forkner, National Pork Board president regarding efforts in the past year and looking ahead to 2012. This week (Jan. 11-13), NPB leaders will meet in Chicago to review program progress and needs. FULL STORY »

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