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FAD Prevention & Preparedness
Not Your Father’s FAD Prep: How to Keep Up with Advancements

How pork producers can enhance their preparation and prevention strategies to combat foreign animal diseases.

Pork Checkoff News
Nurturing Leaders: Pork Industry Immersion Program Concludes Phase One

Seth Mitchell makes his debut as the first future leader of the Pork Industry Immersion Program at NPB.

Profit Maximizer
Lower Belly Prices, Cutout Set The Stage For Fall Market

Belly prices collapsed late in the week, dropping almost 35% from the previous week. A big part of this was the big increase in slaughter but also higher prices at retail and seasonal decline in demand.

Real Pork
Investing in Real Solutions for Current Challenges 

NPB is strategically reallocating Pork Checkoff funds into domestic and international market growth initiatives.

Profit Maximizer
Higher Production And Yet Less Domestic Supply

USDA currently forecasts per capita domestic supply of pork available down 2.9% from a year ago and at almost the same level in 2024. These are the lowest in a decade.

Pork Checkoff News
Remembering Kara — The Visionary Who Revolutionized Pork’s Approach to Health and Wellness

In loving memory of Kara Behlke Ungerman, NPB's Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Wellness Transformation. January 18, 1983 - August 4, 2023.

Pork Checkoff News
High on the Hog – Elevating the Loin and Regaining Value

NPB has assembled a task force to bring more value to the pork loin to make it more competitive with other pork cuts and other proteins.

Profit Maximizer
Ham And Belly Price Gains Underpin Cutout

Wholesale pork prices continue to move higher as some buyers have been caught short. Much of the recent increase in price is due to higher belly prices but loin and ham prices have seen a notable seasonal increase.

Profit Maximizer
Tight Supply, Short Bought Buyers Cause Runup In Processing Pork Products

For those who had forgotten about seasonality in pork prices, the last few weeks have been a good reminder. Pork supplies declined in Jun/July and early August due to a combination of lower slaughter and lower carcass weights. We estimate that since early May pork supplies are down 9%.

Pork Academy
Porkonomics: An Economic Outlook for the Pork Industry

Dr. Steve Meyer, Lead Economist, Partners for Production Agriculture and Dr. Lee Schulz, Associate Professor, Iowa State University provided an economic outlook for the pork industry during the Pork Academy Sessions at the World Pork Expo.

USDA Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report – Q2 2023

Economists shared their insights and analysis of the USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report during a webinar hosted by the Pork Checkoff.

Profit Maximizer
Prices Rebound On Prop 12 Timing Speculation, Seasonal Factors

Prop 12 speculation has skewed the market for the last few weeks, initially as fear caused some inventory dumping and then inventory building based on guidance that anything produced before June 30 would be allowed into California through the end of the year.

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