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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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Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Validating Pathogen Nucleic Acid Extraction from Animal Feed and Feed Ingredients
The risk of feed serving as a vehicle for pathogen introduction into swine farms and production systems became evident after the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak in the US in 2013....
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Framing Agricultural Solutions for Economic and Environmental Resilience
Pork producers have made significant investments in life cycle assessments (LCAs) and the Pig Production Environmental Footprint Calculator (PPEC). This project built on pork’s previous data...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Susceptibility of Pigs to FMDV Infection Via Natural Ingestion: Establishing Minimum Oral Infectious Dose and Evaluating Potential Benefits of Chemical Mitigants
Import of animal feed and feed ingredients from other countries can lead to unintentional import of foreign pathogens, such as viruses. While there are many rules controlling imports of animals and...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Inactivation of African Swine Fever Virus on Stainless Steel and Concrete with Commercial Disinfectants and Organic Acids
The primary purpose of this research study was to determine if liquid microbicides commonly used in swine production facilities demonstrated virucidal efficacy against African swine fever virus...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Quantifying the Presence of Viral Material in Feed Delivered in Iowa
Despite evaluating a feed sample for 14 feed mills for 16 weeks, there was no detection of PRRSV, PEDV, PDCoV, and TGEV in any of the 224 collected feed samples. These results do not disprove that...
Environment - Environmental Footprint
Above Ground Burial/Composting of Swine Mortalities
The overall objective of this project was to determine whether or not the Above Ground Burial (AGB) system is a practical solution for pork producers in the Western Cornbelt for mass burial in the...
Swine Health - General Disease
Broadening Cross-Protective immunity against swine influenza viruses: A path forward a universal influenza vaccine
Influenza A virus – swine (IAV-S), commonly also known as swine influenza virus (SIV), is the cause of acute, severe respiratory disease in pigs and is considered one of the top three health...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Evaluation of African Swine Fever Virus Nucleic Acid Detection Dynamics in Swine in Oral Fluid Samples Collected After the Detection of the Presence of the ASF Virus in Pigs from Commercial Establishments
Acquiring ASF positive samples from an endemic country to test at FADDL will help to determine how these samples types and diagnostic tests can be utilized during an ASF response in the US. Samples...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Accurate and Rapid Assessment of Pig Body Weight
The  overall objective of this research project was to identify available technologies that can rapidly, and accurately, assess pig body weight at market. In order to complete the objectives,...
Swine Health-Foreign Animal Disease
Small-Scale, In-Barn Carcass Management Exploration
A foreign animal disease outbreak or other catastrophic event impacting the swine industry may require the need to depopulate facilities, resulting in mass mortalities. If these mass mortalities are...
Animal Welfare
Quantifying a Technique Using Carbon Monoxide for the Depopulation of Swine
The project demonstrated the euthanasia of mature sows and feeder pigs using carbon monoxide (CO) produced by a 1970 gas grain truck. The gas engine system, with no modifications, had been previously...
Swine Health-PRRS
Mitigation of PRRS Transmission with UV Light Treatment of Barn Inlet Air: Proof-of-Concept
‘Drive sustainable Production’ is one of the NBP’s key goals for 2015-2020 and the Swine Health Committee. This research helped address one key target, i.e., deployment of tools for...
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