• Nov 19, 2015

    Keeping babies healthy, responsibly

    Hog producers practice the same care as parents do when caring for their children - seek the best options to ensure the health of their children, or in the case of hog producers, the pigs in their barns....More
  • Nov 19, 2015
    press release

    APC adds UV Photopurification Technology to plasma manufacturing process

    APC Inc. has added new UV Photopurification technology to its processing of porcine plasma products. UV-C light is widely recognized for its ability to kill microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria. The technology is used extensively in the food industry to purify drinking water, juices and wine....More
  • Nov 19, 2015
    press release

    BarnVista centralizes and simplifies resource and effort management

    Animal agriculture businesses have many choices for production and financial record keeping, including web-based solutions. Often times, these businesses do not have a practical tool for resource management. BarnVista was developed for animal agriculture businesses to manage the energy and effort required to meet their specific and increasing demands. An example of a BarnVista solution provided to meet these demands is the platform designed to collect and prepare information for requirements of the Common Swine Industry Audit and others....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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