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China halts some pork imports over ractopamine usage

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China currently requires third party verification that U.S. pork shipped to the country is free of the additive ractopamine.
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Queen city Sausage: The Independent Processor of the Year

As one of Cincinnati’s last remaining meat companies, Queen City Sausage excels at giving back to the community.
By Sam Gazdziak
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In 1965, Queen City Sausage was a fledgling sausage company in Cincinnati, a city full of established, well-known processors.
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Protein Problem Solver

Immunological castration unlocks value for sustainable pork supply chain

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Rising input costs, disease outbreaks, trade restrictions and channel customer mandates have challenged the pork supply chain in recent years to work harder to remain profitable
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Pork 101 program to offer insights into the pork industry

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PORK 101 is hosted by AMSA in cooperation with the National Pork Board and is sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.
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FSIS announces new ractopamine control requirements for pork exported to China

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The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has updated its export library for China with new requirements for U.S. pork and pork products.
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The 2014 World Pork Expo reflects positive producer outlook

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The 2014 World Pork Expo attracted nearly 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 32 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, June 4-6.
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Cargill moves to group housing for company’s sows; facilities to be completed by end of 2015

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Marketplace desire for pork from alternative sow housing influenced decision.
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USDA announces funding, issues federal order to combat PEDv

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The USDA announced $26.2 million in funding to combat PEDv and PDCoV.
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Market Snapshot

U.S. pork market snapshot: Production acceleration expected

By Richard Branch, ITR Economics
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Annual pork production has made meager gains for much of the last two years.
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Cover Story | Dietz & Watson

Dietz & Watson’s diamond anniversary

After 75 years, this Philadelphia institution has become one of the top deli manufacturers in the country.
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Almost 100 years ago, a German sausage maker came to the United States in search of a better life for himself and his family.
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Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

Contact: Adam Thomas
There are several intervention options available to processors for antimicrobial application, many of which can result in a cleaner label. Spraying antimicrobials on the product or into product packages is a newer technology that is gaining rapid acceptance. This webinar will take a close look at using spray technology to apply antimicrobials and help attendees determine if it is the best intervention method for their operations. Read More

Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Wyalusing, PA
United States
The Eastern National Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Cargill in Wyalusing, PA. Read More

PORK 101

Iowa State University
Ames, IA
United States
PORK 101 is a three-day, hands-on experience designed to update participants on quality and consistency issues in the pork industry. Read More

American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Omaha, NE
United States
The American Royal Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Nebraska Beef in Omaha, NE. Read More

International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest

Dakota City, NE
United States
The International Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest will be hosted by Tyson Foods in Dakota City, NE. Read More




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