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2017 Pig Welfare Symposium Recordings Posted
April 18, 2018 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board is pleased to announce the recordings of the presentations from the inaugural Pig Welfare Symposium have been posted to http://www.pork.org. You may access the recordings...
Raised Without Antibiotics Survey
March 14, 2018 —  [Welfare]
Antibiotics are important for maintaining animal health, but their use has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic resistance globally. In the U.S., changes have been made...
Raised Without Antibiotics Survey
March 7, 2018 —  [Welfare]
Antibiotics are important for maintaining animal health, but their use has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic resistance globally. In the U.S., changes have been made...
Raised Without Antibiotics Survey
February 28, 2018 —  [Welfare]
Antibiotics are important for maintaining animal health, but their use has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic resistance globally. In the U.S., changes have been made...
Raised Without Antibiotics Survey
February 21, 2018 —  [Welfare]
Antibiotics are important for maintaining animal health, but their use has come under scrutiny in recent years due to the rise of antibiotic resistance globally. In the U.S., changes have been made...
New Euthanasia Workshops being Rolled Out
November 8, 2017 —  [Welfare]
Pork producers are committed to making sure their pigs receive proper humane animal care. But despite their best efforts, not every pig will make it to market. IPIC swine specialist J. Erik Potter...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
October 25, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
October 11, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
September 27, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Producer Speakers Headline PWS
September 20, 2017 —  [Welfare]
There will be no shortage of pig farmers from across the country leading the discussions and presenting at the National Pork Board's first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium (PWS) this November in Des...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
September 13, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
August 30, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
August 16, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
July 26, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Registration Open for First Pig Welfare Symposium
July 14, 2017 —  [Welfare]
The National Pork Board has announced that its first-ever Pig Welfare Symposium will take place Nov. 7-9, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The forum is designed to help improve the well-being of pigs by...
Improved Concrete Floor Design Extends Sow Longevity
January 4, 2017 —  [Welfare]
Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates improvements in the design of slatted concrete flooring will improve the comfort and longevity of group housed gestating sows. To ease...
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center Review
December 21, 2016 —  [Welfare]
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) chief scientific in-house research agency. The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), located in Clay...

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