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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.

US pork exports tipped to rise as new markets, like South Africa, open for trade

Tough year for US pork ends on a high

By Oscar Rousseau

Despite struggling for most of the year, exports of US pork ended a testing year on a good note trade growing by 3% in December, according to Pork Checkoff. 

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 award hopes to bridge a gap in consumer knowledge of pork

The best pig farmer in the West

By Oscar Rousseau

The National Pork Board in the US is on a quest to find the country’s best pig producer, and the winner will have to demonstrate the highest standards of animal welfare. 

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. 

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