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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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Environment - Air
Evaluating gas and particulate matter emissions and downwind concentration impacts using the EPI Air Filter Wall system
Environment - Air
Correctly Classifying the Source of Fecal Waste in Surface Waters
Post-Harvest Pork Safety
Interventions to Control Salmonella I 4,[5],12:I:- in Pork
Animal Welfare
Validation of a Mobile Electrocution System for Humane Mass Depopulation of Swine
Swine Health - General Disease
Prospective investigation of Streptococcus suis isolates from diseased pigs and healthy pen-matched controls in outbreaks of Streptococcus-associated neurologic disease using metagenomics, serotyping and sequencing.
Swine Health-PRRS
Recombinant porcine interferon to control PRRSV and select other viral pathogens
Animal Welfare
Identifying barriers and implementing solutions to practical on-farm pain management during castration
Public Health - MRSA
Bacteriophages for the control of Staphylococcus aureus on environmental surfaces
Animal Welfare
Automated computer vision system for tracking individual pig activity and locomotion in nursery/finisher group housing
Animal Welfare
Evaluation of Sodium Nitrite for mass euthanasia of commercial pigs
Environment - Air
Employing environmental mitigation technology and/or practices: Treating swine odor and improving air quality with black light
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