The Antibiotics Resource Center is your one-stop place to find information and resources about responsible antibiotic use on the farm. This includes details about the new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Every individual throughout the pork supply chain has a role in building and maintaining trust in the industry. From facility owners to animal caretakers to drivers who transport hogs, everyone has the responsibility to do his or her part to demonstrate a commitment to responsible pork production. This begins with a pledge to uphold a core set of ethical principles. These principles make clear the industry’s values in food safety, animal well-being, worker safety, community outreach and protection of both the environment and public health.

The We CareSM initiative is a joint effort of the Pork Checkoff, through the National Pork Board, and the National Pork Producers Council, to help demonstrate that producers are accountable to established ethical principles and animal well-being practices.


At a time when the world is demanding protein in record amounts, pig farmers are proud of the role they play in providing safe, nutritious pork for everyone to enjoy.

#RealPigFarming gives them a way to show the world how they do it.

To talk about how they care for their animals 365 days a year.

To take consumers inside America’s 67,000 pig farms, spread out across all 50 states. Where 98 percent of pig farms are family owned and 113 million pigs are being raised.

To share the practices they use to ensure the day-to-day health of their pigs and meet the highest standards in food safety.

And to show the facilities and technology that enable them to use less land, less water and less energy than ever before.




October 26, 2016

U.S. Pork Industry Seeks the Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

New industry award will recognize and encourage the next generation of American pig farmers DES MOINES, IOWA – Oct. 26, 2016 – As National Pork Month draws to a close, the Pork Checkoff is launching a new national awards program to recognize, inspire and connect the next generation of American pig farmers. Through Nov. 22, […]

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December 15, 2016

CPPA Winter Online Bred Gilt Sale

CPPA Winter Online Bred Gilt Sale

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