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U.S. Pork Farmers Get Outstanding Return on Checkoff Investment

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A 2017 study says U.S. pork farmers get a very positive return on their checkoff investment. The study was done by Harry Kaiser at Cornell University. 91 percent of the pork farmers who took part in the November survey acknowledge their overwhelming support of the pork checkoff, knocking opposition levels down to just three percent. The National Pork Board commissions …


A Look Ahead to Livestock Markets in 2018

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Trade

Livestock producers are heading into 2018 with both increasing production and demand. However, exports are critical to keep that trend moving. Mike Zuzolo (Zoo’-zuh-low) of Global Commodity Analytics says for beef producers, the path of least resistance for market prices is lower. Beef International demand remains strong for pork, with U.S. production increasing. He says export demand and slaughter capacity …

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Pork Checkoff Reaches Millennials – Part 1

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The Pork Checkoff is partnering with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) on a unique digital food platform called Tastemade. National Pork Board vice president of strategic communications, Kevin Waetke, says this effort highlights pork recipes. Recipes Tastemade is a global digital food and travel network. More than half of Tastemade views happen on mobile devices or connected TVs. …


Beef and Pork Production Hit Record High Numbers

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says domestic red meat, beef, and pork production all hit new monthly highs in November. In fact, for the first 11 months of 2017, red meat production is three percent ahead of last year’s record pace, totaling 47.571 billion pounds so far this year. Year-to-year beef production is four percent higher and pork production is …


United States Hogs and Pigs Inventory Up 2 Percent

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

As of December 1, there were 73.2 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 2 percent from December 2016, but down slightly from September 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other key findings in the report were: Of the 73.2 million hogs …


Resources Available on Antibiotics Use

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The Pork Checkoff has taken a leadership role in the responsible use of antibiotics. National Pork Board director of producer and public health Dr. Heather Fowler sees value in having farmers tell that story. Farmers The FDA has released a new report on the use of antimicrobials in all food producing animals. National Pork Board vice president of science and …