World Pork Epi Center

2015 National Pork Board Member nominations deadline approaching
The Pork Checkoff's Board of Directors is now accepting nominations to fill five, three-year terms that will begin July 2015. Nominees may be submitted by state pork producer associations, farm organizations or anyone who pays the Pork Checkoff, including pig farmers and pork importers. FULL STORY »

Moves in livestock futures bracketed those of the crop markets
Talk of strong packer demand boosted the cattle sector Monday. Although traders probably think persistent beef weakness will tend to depress cattle prices, CME futures leapt upward today. FULL STORY »

NPPC urges changes to COOL
Following the release today of the World Trade Organization’s decision on the U.S. meat labeling law, the National Pork Producers Council urged the Obama administration and Congress to fix the law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico. FULL STORY »

Improved harvest weather is weighing on the crop markets Monday
The Export Inspections data encouraged corn selling. Traders cited forecasts for benign harvest weather for Sunday night grain and soy losses. FULL STORY »

World Pork Epi Center

Waldo Genetics announces scholarship winners

Waldo Genetics, a leading swine genetics innovator, is excited to announce its first Waldo Genetics Willard Waldo Memorial Scholarship recipients. FULL STORY »

20 years of innovations yield big gains in PRRS control

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., outlines major innovations, knowledge gained to improve PRRS control over the last two decades FULL STORY »

Chr. Hansen - Live from 2014 WPX Play video

Chr-Hansen introduces its new BioPlus products. Also learn about the company's new analytic service for pork producers. FULL STORY »

2014 World Pork Expo reflects positive producer outlook

Wrapping up its 26th year, the 2014 World Pork Expo attracted nearly 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 32 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, June 4-6. FULL STORY »

PEDv disrupts U.S. trade more than expected

The impact of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus on U.S. trade is mounting, with 11 countries limiting imports of live hogs and one banning pork imports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's top veterinarian said at the World Pork Expo. FULL STORY »

USMEF Chairman sees optimism, resiliency at World Pork Expo

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chairman Mark Jagels attended the 2014 World Pork Expo last week, an event that drew 20,000 people to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. FULL STORY »

Chr. Hansen - Live from 2014 WPX Play video
Chr-Hansen introduces its new BioPlus products. Also learn about the company's new analytic service for pork producers. FULL STORY »

DuPont - Live From 2014 WPX Play video
DuPont introduces Axtra® PHY, an advanced phytase that gives pork producers higher feed cost savings. FULL STORY »

Waldo Genetics - Live from 2014 WPX Play video
Waldo Genetics, the leader in duroc genetics, is committed to "Traditional Values, Progressive Practices." FULL STORY »



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