China's ban on imports from Germany, its third largest supplier, comes as the world's top meat buyer faces a pork shortage of its own caused by a massive decline in hog numbers due to African swine fever.
A COVID-relief package that includes much-needed assistance to hog farmers in crisis and foreign animal disease prevention top the list of five critical issues at NPPC's Legislative Action Conference this week.
Most people would agree that just because you can walk to work each day, doesn't mean you are good at your job. The same concept holds true for evaluating boar semen. Just because it swims, it doesn't mean it's fertile.
Communities in Louisiana are still suffering from the destruction brought on by Hurricane Laura. Leaders in the pork industry are intent on making sure people get food and know they are cared about. Here's one story.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. However, there is a decent chance that profitability will return to the pork industry this fall, well ahead of forecasts that don’t see much black ink until summer 2021.
Although great efforts have been made to improve biosecurity in breeding herds, more work is needed to assess protocols in wean-to-finish growing sites. A recent study assesses viral contamination during load-out.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented significant challenges for the meat industry, quite possibly changing the dynamics forever. David Newman, a meat scientist at Arkansas State University, weighs in on what's to come.
U.S. pork and beef exports in July were up from June, but still down from a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Here's a look at the latest numbers.
If you aren’t a pig farmer, it’s hard to understand all of the factors that go into producing pork for the consumer. That’s one reason why Abbie Johnson, 16, decided to help bridge that gap. Here's her story.
Excess pork supplies are weighing heavy on hog markets. In the August Rabobank Agribusiness Review, analysts say weaker demand and ample hog supplies will continue to limit the upside in lean hog values.