SMART Farmer Jeanette Merritt

Jeannette Merritt is our SMART Farmer for this episode – an Indiana farm girl and former agricultural journalist who is raising crops, hogs and kids with her husband and serving the industry in many capacities. Jeanette is a 4th generation farmer, a Purdue University graduate, Director of Checkoff Programs for Indiana Pork and serves on the Indiana Soybean Alliance board …

Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report

The Pork Checkoff hosted the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Thursday, June 29, 2017. This quarterly teleconference featured three agricultural economists and their reactions to the report. Panelists included: Dr. Lee Schulz, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University Dr. Scott Brown, Assistant Extension Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia Joe Kerns, President, Kerns & Associates, Ames, IA Reports seemed to …

2017 World Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Council, (NPPC) hosts the annual event which features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, youth and open swine shows, market outlook sessions and lots of pork. NPPC expects about 20,000 producers and pork professionals, including more than 1,000 international guests. Nearly 450 companies from North America, Asia and Europe will display the latest products, …

Aptimmune Launches Barricade

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for Aptimmune’s Launch of Barricade. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal …

2017 International Production & Processing Expo

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), sponsored by Novus International . Formally known as the International Poultry Expo, the event has expanded in recent years to become the largest annual trade show for the poultry, meat and feed industries, with a focus on innovation, education, networking, and expanding the global reach of …

NPB State of the Industry Press Conference

The National Pork Board hosted a media teleconference this morning to address the current state of U.S. pork production, highlight current market trends, and define the impact these trends are having on America’s 60,000 pork producers. Speaking on the call were Jan Archer, National Pork Board president, Len Steiner, Steiner Consulting Group, Patrick Fleming, Director, Market Intelligence and Innovation for …

Antibiotics Topic of Latest AnimalAgCast

In the latest AnimalAgCast, Lizzy Schultz speaks with Dr. Dave Pyburn, Vice President of Science and Technology for the National Pork Board, to discuss the organization’s ongoing commitment to antibiotic stewardship. Antibiotics have become a major point of interest in the livestock industry following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to enact Guidance for Industry #209 and #213, and …

I Am @USFRA Features #Pork Producer Doug Wolf

This week’s episode of I AM USFRA features Former National Pork Producers Council president Doug Wolf of Wisconsin. He has been involved in the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) since it started five years ago. “It’s been exciting to see it start as a seedling and develop into what it is today,” says Wolf. “We just wanted to be …

Thousands Descend on Iowa State Fairgrounds for #WPX16

The 2016 World Pork Expo is underway and 20,000 global pork producers and other professionals are expected to make their way through the barns and trade show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. To kick things off,  the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted a press conference to discuss key issues impacting pork producers across the county. …

I AM USFRA Features Brad Greenway

The latest edition of I AM USFRA features Brad Greenway of Mitchell, South Dakota who owns a wean-to-finish operation that markets 6,400 hogs annually. He also raises corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa on 1,700 acres, and is proud to be able to serve as vice chairman of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) to represent the National Pork Board. …

Pork Checkoff Presser on Hog and Pig Report

The Pork Checkoff hosted a news media conference call following the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Friday, March 25, 2016. Three distinguished agricultural economists: Dr. Scott Brown, Extension Livestock Economist, the University of Missouri, Dr. Lee Schultz, Livestock Economist, Iowa State University, and Altin Kalo, Senior Analyst, Steiner Consulting Group, were on hand to give their reactions to …

Ceva U.S. Swine Launch

Attendees arriving early for the 47th annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting in New Orleans were offered an introduction to Ceva Animal Health, the Ceva Swine Division and scientific presentations during an event on February 26. Ceva Animal Health, an international company with U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, announced its entry into the swine business in 2015. Ceva U.S. …

Swine Vets Meet in New Orleans

The 47th annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting is being held in New Orleans Feb. 27-March 1, 2016 with the theme “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Collaboration and Teamwork.” As a prequel to the meeting, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again hosted a swine health seminar for invited attendees. The theme this year was “Start Healthy, End …

USMEF Reports on The Dominican Republic

This week’s audio report from the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) covers the Dominican Republic, one of the fastest-growing markets for U.S. beef and pork, and how food service training programs for Dominican chefs and other restaurant staff have helped create new opportunities in this promising market. The report is led by Julieta Hernandez, USMEF foodservice manager for Mexico and …

US Beef, Pork Exports Remain Strong

This week’s United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Audio Report discusses a few highlights from the November 2015 export results for U.S. pork and beef. November was a very strong month for pork muscle cut volume and combined pork/pork variety meat exports were also up. U.S. beef exports were down slightly from November 2014, but also posted their largest volume, …