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  • Aug 25, 2015
    press release

    Osborne Industries celebrates anniversary of patented system of weighing pigs, goats and sheep

    Osborne Industries Inc., a leader in the design and development of advanced livestock management equipment for sheep, goats and pigs, celebrates the 30-year anniversary since the development of the ACCU-ARM animal weighing system....More
  • Aug 21, 2015
    press release

    Smithfield Foods expanding dry sausage facility

    Smithfield Foods' Cudahy, Wis., facility, which produces the company's Patrick Cudahy brand as well as additional Smithfield branded products, broke ground today to expand its existing facility by 12,500 square feet, adding four new smokehouses and two dry rooms....More

What issues should the Pork Checkoff prioritize to best support the U.S. pork industry?

The National Pork Board recently announced that Chris Hodges will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president - business development of Smithfield Farmland. In his new position, Hodges will oversee the Pork Checkoff. Of the many issues facing the pork industry, which ones do you think the National Pork Board should prioritize when it comes to implementing research, education and promotional efforts on behalf of U.S. pork producers?  Please leave a comment if you have something to add to the list or discussion.


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