Checkoff responds to discovery of antibiotic-resistant gene

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The National Pork Board is reacting today to the recent Ohio State University research paper detailing researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one swine farrowing barn.

An important takeaway from the study is that the U.S. pork supply is safe, according to the National Pork Board. The resistant gene identified in the study was not found in a market hog, and there was no threat to food safety

Iowa pork industry mourns loss of RAGBRAI’s ‘Mr. Pork Chop’

A Bancroft pig farmer who was president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association in the early 1970s and later became a vendor icon on the  Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) has passed away at the age of 88. Paul Bernhard, better known to RAGBRAI riders as “Mr. Pork Chop,” was famous for his signature “pork choooooop” call.

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Every day, the efforts of Iowa hog farmers and all those associated with pork production on farms across America demonstrate care and concern for how pigs are cared for and how pork is produced. The adoption of a statement of ethical principles calls attention to producers’ responsibilities to uphold the highest standards and maintain the public’s trust.

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