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Pork Checkoff Invests in Consumer Research

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Each year, the Pork Checkoff invests in consumer research. National Pork Board CEO Bill Even says the latest study offered unique insight into what happens at the meat case. Consumers Secondly, consumers have been confused with the names used for pork cuts. Cuts There is a rule of thumb for any business—ignore the customer at your own peril. Customers For …

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Latest Pork Export Figures Released

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The latest export numbers are out. October U.S. pork exports are up over one year ago. U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President of Communications Joe Schuele says sales rebounded in the sales to Mexico. Mexico Mexico is a significant market for U.S. ham. Ham U.S. pork currently has duty-free access to the Mexican market. The Pork Checkoff partners with the …

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Beef, Pork Exports Post ‘Stellar’ November

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. pork exports remained ahead of last year’s record volume pace, and beef exports are poised to break $7 billion this year for only the second time. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says October pork exports were the largest since May, totaling 211,500 metric tons, up five percent from a year ago, valued at $565.4 million. Through the first ten …

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Hog Market Supported by Demand

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Hog markets were under considerable pressure in September and October, but there has been improvement in recent weeks. Steve Meyer, who is with EMI Analytics, offers his take on this market. Market Meyer says demand has held up during the fourth quarter. Demand Hog slaughter has been over 2.5 million head per week. Meyer will have more on that part …

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Canada Looking to Boost Pork Exports to China

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

A recent ten-day trade mission to China gave Canada an opportunity to showcase its pork products in a market of 1.3 billion people hungry for more pork. Farm Scape Dot Com says Federal Ag Trade Minister Lawrence McCauley led the mission, accompanied by multiple representatives of the Canadian pork industry, which stopped in three cities over the ten-day trip. Neil …

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Pig Farmers Pay it Forward

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Throughout each year, pig farmers give back to their community. Pork Checkoff public relations manager Claire Masker says that is especially evident during this time of the year. Giving For the second straight year, the Pork Checkoff has organized the #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign. Campaign Earlier this week, the National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods and PrairieFresh Premium …

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Operation Main Street Builds Trust With Consumers

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Operation Main Street is the Pork Checkoff’s outreach program that tells the positive story of pork production. Through this program, volunteers speak to a variety of audiences, telling the pork industry’s story of innovation, quality and stewardship. Welcome, Minnesota pig farmer Wanda Patsche says these are important opportunities. Patsche is on the Minnesota Pork Board. She encourages other farmers to …

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Pork: A Category Leader

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

USDA tracks consumer demand for commodity products, like pork, beef and chicken. National Pork Board vice president of domestic marketing Jarrod Sutton says per capita consumption is up for fresh pork. Compared to one year ago, fresh pork prices are up 3.8 percent at the retail level. Sutton says the Pork Checkoff is using insight-driven strategies to grow domestic pork …

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McKinney Visit to India Good for U.S. Pork

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council says the recent trip to India by Department of Agriculture Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs Ted McKinney bodes well for future pork exports. The trip, aimed at increasing U.S. agricultural export levels for India, allowed McKinney to press the nation to open access to U.S. pork. NPPC has been working for many years to …