USDA Predicts Lower Red Meat and Poultry Production

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Poultry

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts lower red meat and poultry production due to lower beef and pork production forecasts. Beef production is lowered on the current pace of cattle slaughter and lighter carcass weights. The pork production forecast is lowered on smaller-than-anticipated hog slaughter this quarter although …


Pilot Program Gives Canada Beef and Pork Exports Expanded Access to China

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork

A pilot program is allowing exporters of Canadian beef and pork expanded access to China. The bilateral pilot project announced Monday will expand access to China for Canadian chilled beef and pork, and commit China and Canada to “fully implementing” an agreement reached last year to expand market access for Canadian frozen bone-in beef, according to AgCanada. Canadian beef exports …


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 …


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 …


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 …


China Online Mall To Buy Large Amounts of Beef and Pork

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork Commits to Purchasing More Than $2 Billion of U.S. Goods Over Next Three Years Includes agreements to import over $1.2 billion of U.S. beef and pork, (NASDAQ:JD), China’s largest retailer, participated in a signing ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People, with the company entering agreements to purchase in excess of $1.2 billion of beef from The Montana Stock Growers Association (MSGA) …


Agri View: Pork Does What?

Dan Agri View, Pork

Everett Griner talks about pork, and some of the other uses we have for it besides meat on the table in today’s Agri View. Everett tells us how pork is used for medicines, heart valves, and other uses for hog organs.   A bioprosthetic heart valve (pictured left) has been fabricated from a pig’s valve using the new cross-linking method …


NPPC Statement On WHO Call For Ban On Prevention Uses Of Antibiotics

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) would be ill-advised and wrong. Denying pigs, cows, and chickens necessary antibiotics would be unethical and immoral, leading to animal suffering and possibly death, and could compromise the nation’s food system. America’s pork farmers share the WHO’s concern about the rise …

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U.S. Must Make Commitment To Agricultural Research

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Research

The National Pork Producers Council in delivered testimony urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world population, improve public health and strengthen U.S. national security by ensuring America’s food security. NPPC chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology …