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At year-end 2016, U.S. pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA. “We saw a strong 2016 for U.S. pork exports, but we still face challenges with increased global competition and a stronger U.S. dollar,” said Becca Nepple, vice president of international marketing for the Pork Checkoff. “The Checkoff is committed to bolstering its partnership with international customers through additional funding of in-country promotions of U.S. pork with the more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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McKenzie Beal and Larry E. Sitzman taken at the awards ceremony during the Nebraska Pork Producers Annual Meeting. McKenzie Beals of Friend, NE, has been awarded the 2017 Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. McKenzie is a senior studying Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She has been accepted as a member of the veterinary school class of 2021, in the cooperative program between the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Iowa State University. Upon graduation, she plans to focus in food animal medicine and will return to rural Nebraska to help producers improve more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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Tyson Fresh Meats, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods is launching a new lineup of quality pork products called Chairman's Reserve Prime Pork. The new product has a desirable amount of marbling, appetizing color and a pH level that is in demand from high-end retailers. “Our retail and foodservice customers have long associated the Chairman's Reserve brand with exceptional quality,” said Kent Harrison, vice president of premium programs and marketing for Tyson Fresh Meats. “They are looking for a consistent pork product to deliver a tender, juicy and flavorful experience for their customers, and we believe this new brand exceeds those expectations.” The more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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Full Interview 11:30Listen Farmscape for February 21, 2017 The Chair of Manitoba Pork says pork producers on both sides of the Canada U.S. border recognize the value of trade and value the essence of free trade. Last week trade was among the items on the agenda as pork industry representatives gathered in Minneapolis for the Canada-U.S. Upper Midwest Pork Industry Summit. George Matheson, the Chair of Manitoba Pork, observes there's a great deal of common ground among Canadian and American pork producers when it comes to the issue of trade. Clip-George Matheson-Manitoba Pork: The Trump administration and the way the media, more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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Full Interview 8:07 Listen Farmscape for February 21, 2017 A Professor with the University of Melbourne says consumers are becoming more involved in animal welfare issues and that involvement is starting to have a greater impact on their behaviour. “How Public Attitudes Predict Community Behaviours” was discussed earlier this month as part of the 2017 Manitoba Swine Seminar. Professor Grahame Coleman, a Professor in the Animal Welfare Science Centre at the University of Melbourne, observes the kinds of things people do with respect to animal welfare in the community have increased over the past ten years. Clip-Professor Grahame Coleman-University of Melbourne: People are more likely to more >>
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
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