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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Influence of Lean, Unprocessed, Pork on Human Gut Microbiome
Influence of lean, unprocessed, pork on human gut microbiome and microbiome mediated production of trimethylamine-N-oxide: implications for cardiometabolic wellbeing.
Increasing the Value of Heavy-Weight Pork Carcasses
Increasing the value of heavy weight pork carcasses by modifying current shoulder fabrication specifications.
Increasing the value of heavy weight pork carcasses by evaluating belly and ham characteristics￼
Determining effects of increasing carcass size on ham and belly processing and quality characteristics.
Low Cost Mobile CO2 Vaporizer System Prototype – 2020
Pork Industry Productivity Benchmark Report – Data from 2017-2021
The goal of this production analysis is to aid the pork industry in improving efficiency. This is done through an analysis of anonymous production data using a standardized set of business logic and calculation algorithms which follows the industry to identify areas of opportunity and focus, production trends, and a basis for comparison.