The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Pork Ambassador Program. The program allows students to actively interact with leaders in Missouri’s pork industry and receive a $1,000 scholarship, payable to any technical school, community college, or a four year institution.

For a combination of reasons, PEDV surfaced late last winter and its impact was relatively mild. But is that likely to be the case this year? Both producers and veterinarians are concerned.

“Since sow herds turn over at a rate approaching 50 percent annually, immunity levels may be low as we enter cooler weather in which the virus thrives,” said the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Harry Snelson, DVM. “While feedback can stimulate immunity, current vaccines appear less efficacious in naive animals.”

Paul Yeske, DVM, with the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minnesota, suggests producers review and strengthen biosecurity protocols before winter.

The Missouri Pork Association will host a series of Pork Profit Seminars across the state November 30-December 3. Click below for the complete agenda and to register online.

November 17, 2015

Winners Announced in 2015 Springfield Area Taste of Elegance

Columbia, Mo.,—Chef Branden Bentley with the Aviary Café – Farmer’s Park in Springfield received highest honors during the 2015 Springfield Area Taste of Elegance culinary competition held November 16 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Chef Branden’s entrée was titled Mayan Inspired Modern Technique – Cochinita Pibil Pork Belly, Poc Chuc Rub Pork […]

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December 2, 2015

Pork Profit Seminar – Sedalia

The Missouri Pork Association will host a Pork Profit Seminar in Sedalia on December 2. Visit the website for complete details and to register at

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