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Health experts warn farm-driven antimicrobial resistance could lead to a healthcare crisis

Meat antibiotic sales down, says FDA

By Oscar Rousseau

Antibiotic use on US meat farms is at its lowest level since 2009, according to a report from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

US wraps up Asia pork mission

US wraps up Asia pork mission

By Oscar Rousseau

Five senior representatives from a US pork trade body have returned from a whistle-stop tour of China and Japan – two the world’s biggest pig meat buyers.

New laws governing antibiotic use in pig farming to come into effect in 2017

US pork industry ready for antibiotic change

By Oscar Rousseau

A survey on the attitudes held by US pork producers on impending regulatory changes to antibiotic use in intensive farming reveals the sector is ready for change.

The National Pork Board hopes to sign up 20,000 farmers to the text system in 2016

Text PorkCrisis for breaking pig news

By Oscar Rousseau

The National Pork Board has launched Pork Crisis Alerts, a text service that delivers breaking virus outbreak and industry-wide emergency news to pork producers in the US.

China offers great potential for US pork

US pork envoy visits China

By Chloe Ryan

A delegation of US pork industry leaders has travelled to China on a trade mission to learn how to improve trade and build relationships between producers, importers and processing companies. 

Dave Pyburn has been named the new senior vice-president of science and technology at the US National Pork Board

US National Pork Board appoints Dave Pyburn

By Chloe Ryan

The US National Pork Board has announced that Dave Pyburn has been named the new senior vice-president of science and technology. Pyburn joined the Pork Checkoff staff in 2013 and was serving as assistant vice-president in the science and technology department. 

Processed pork has been driving growth of the total pork category in the US

Pork shines in US foodservice

By Michelle Perrett

Pork continues to be the fastest-growing protein in foodservice in the US since 2011, according to Technomic’s 2015 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice.

West coast port congestion, stiff competition in the main markets and a very strong US dollar have posed challenges

US meat industry rises to export challenge

By Helen Arnold

The US meat industry remains upbeat about the prospects for exporting its beef, lamb and pork, despite facing a number of hurdles in the past year.

The future is looking brighter for the US pig industry

US pork production set to rise in 2015

By Poorna Rodrigo

American pig meat analysts have confirmed to GlobalMeatNews that the recovery in US pork production will be sustained, with the pig meat industry recovering strongly from the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) outbreak.

Task force aims to understand pig industry future

Task force to establish US pork strategy

By Nicholas Robinson

A new task force has been set up by the US’s National Pork Board (NPB) to understand and define pork industry challenges and its future.


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