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Analysis: USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report — Q4 2021

NPB hosted a webinar following the report release to help pork producers understand the publicly available information.

Pork Checkoff News
SHIC Receives Pork Checkoff Funding for Program Extension to 2027

The National Pork Board of directors has approved an additional $15 million investment of Pork Checkoff funds in the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) extending funding through 2027.

Optimizing Manure as a Nutrient Source

Swine manure is an economical alternative to commercial fertilizer, especially with ongoing supply chain disruptions. Using manure more strategically this fall can help decrease overall commercial fertilizer costs.

Understanding PRRS 1-4-4

Animal health experts present guidance, biosecurity considerations and recent research on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome at NPB's October producer webinar.

Analysis: USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report — Q3 2021

Analysts shared insights and analysis of the 2021 Q3 USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report during a webinar for pork producers hosted by the National Pork Board.

Production & Management
5 Tips for Staying Safe While Handling Manure

Follow these tips for manure handling safety including air quality, ventilation, warning tags, confined space protocol and fire hazards.

Pork Academy
Balancing an Unstable Hog Market

Bull markets, bear markets, strong demand, and supply chain disruptions – the last 18 months have been a market roller coaster.

FAD Prevention & Preparedness
Study Validates Pork Industry’s Biosecurity Measures Against African Swine Fever

After reviewing eight potential pathways, a new study has found no major areas have been overlooked to prevent the introduction of African swine fever to the U.S.

FAD Prevention & Preparedness
African Swine Fever Protection Zone

The protection zone is another important step in keeping African swine fever out of the U.S.

What ASF in the Dominican Republic Means for U.S. Producers

NPB collaborates with partners to prevent African swine fever from entering the U.S. and prepare the pork industry for how to respond if it does.

FAD Prevention & Preparedness
Research Prioritizes African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness

Scientific research holds the key to unlocking answers to African swine fever. That is where Pork Checkoff-funded research priorities come into play.

Create an AgView Account to Prepare for an FAD Outbreak

“We need everybody to create an AgView account – whether you are a large, small, niche or show pig producer – I don’t care why you’re raising a pig, we need you in the system.” Patrick Webb, DVM, Acting Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Board

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