Pork Congress 2015

The Minnesota Pork Congress was held on January 21-22nd at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year we had 262 booths with over 160 different companies exhibiting. Attendance numbers are not in yet but attendance was up from 2014. Thank you to everyone who sponsored and exhibited at the 2015 MN Pork Congress. 


MN Pork Congress 2016 is scheduled forJanuary 19-20, 2016 

SECD Test Reimbursement: PIN requirement

Beginning December 15, 2014, USDA will no longer pay for swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) submissions that do not include a valid premises identification number (PIN.) If no PIN is included, diagnostic laboratories will charge the submitter for the test.

USDA will pay for testing regardless of test result. Approved sample types for reimbursement are intestines, feces or fecal swabs, oral fluids and environmental samples, specifically associated with a site with live pigs.

Swine producers and veterinarians now identify over 75% of the samples being currently submitted with a PIN. Please contact the Minnesota Board of Animal Health if you need a PIN, or have questions.

A Greater Minnesota (AGM)

AGM LogoThe Minnesota Pork Producers Association participated in a coalition of other state agricultural groups to form “A Greater Minnesota (AGM)”. The purpose of this group was to provide more information for voters and to gain commitments from candidates on agricultural issues.

The efforts of AGM resulted in over 90 state house candidates signing a five point pledge with 62 of them supporting all five points. Thirty-five of the house candidates who supported five pints were elected on Nov 4. Read more

Data from Pork Checkoff Marketline

Sponsored by the National Pork Board

Data from Pork Checkoff Marketline November 6, 2014 Thursday

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Hog Outlook

Ron Plain and Scott Brown
University of Missouri
October 31, 2014

USDA’s Foreign Ag Service released 2015 projections for global meat production and trade a couple of weeks ago. Projections show an increase in world pork production of 1.1% next year, compared to a 1.4% decline for beef production and 1.5% growth for chicken. China and the European Union continue as the world’s top two pork producers, with the U.S. number three. Projected growth of 5.1% for the U.S. in 2015 trails only that of Russia (6.4%) among major producers. China and to a lesser extent Mexico and South Korea are expected to increase pork imports next year, while Brazil, the U.S. and the EU see the largest jump in projected exports.

Click Here to Read More (agebb.missouri.edu)