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Pork Checkoff Research

Research is at the heart of the National Pork Board’s mission and is funded by your Pork Checkoff dollars. Research is administered in all areas of pork production, processing, and human nutrition to develop a higher quality and more profitable product in the competitive meat protein market.

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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
The effect of regrinding major feed ingredients to improve pellet quality, pig performance and producer profitability
Industry Summary: Pelleting swine diets is a technology that is widely used in southeastern U.S. feed mills and gaining popularity in the Midwest. Yet, limited research has explored methods to...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Evaluation of a Physiological Test for Sow Longevity
A gilt’s response to early boar exposure has been shown to be a viable option for estimating her lifetime productivity as a sow. Unfortunately, providing adequate boar exposure at...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving production efficiency and carcass weight of finishing pigs housed under heat stress conditions by heat abatement with dietary betaine
Heat stress has serious negative consequences for the swine industry by reducing feed intake and growth performance in pigs. Based on commercial observations, we estimate that heat stress during the...
Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
Longitudinal study to determine Salmonella serovars and identify risk factors associated with their dissemination in commercial swine farm
The purpose of this study was to determine what Salmonella serotypes are present in pigs and their environment on commercial swine farms, and...
Animal Science - Breeding & Genetics
Increased Accuracy of Selection for Nutrient Utilization in Duroc Pigs by Application of Genomic Tools
The pig industry continues to face many challenges with regard to costs of production. Feed costs continue to be the largest variable cost. One way of reducing feed costs is by increasing the...
Pork Safety
Estimation and validation of safe withdrawal times to satisfy export market residue limits (MRLs) for tetracyclines, sulfonamides, and aminoglycosides in target tissues in swine
The objective of this project was to determine whether pigs exposed to water medications can result in stomach tissue levels that exceed safety levels and thus affect export of pork products to...
Swine Health - General Disease
The Impact of Weaning Age on Pig Gut Mucosal Defense and Susceptibility to Post-weaning E. coli Disease
Post weaning enteric disorders continue to be a major source of mortality, morbidity, and production inefficiency in U.S. swine production. F 18 E. coli is one of the most important enteric pathogens...
Pork Safety - Pre-Harvest
Food Safety Research And Response Network Web Site And Training Program
The Food Safety Research and Response Network is a national consortium of food-safety researchers and food safety practitioners. Funding from the Pork Board was provided to support the development of...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Development of a Soy Allergenicity Model in Swine
A problem that seriously impacts both the swine and soybean industries is the adverse reactions of young piglets to soy based rations. The responses of early-weaned piglets to soy-based rations are...
Environment - Manure Storage / Application
Phosphorus Recovery from Concentrated Wastewater with a Continuous-Flow Struvite Crystallizer
Environmental concern with phosphorus (P) transport in runoff or drainage is equally important as the concern with nitrogen transport regarding eutrophication or degradation of receiving waters....
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