Pork Leadership Team Makes July Stops in Lincoln, Des Moines

By Allison Zabel The Nebraska Pork Leadership group met at the end of July for its third seminar and had a full agenda. On the first day, we met at the Nebraska Pork Producers Association office in Lincoln. Our first meeting was with Steve Martin, executive director...

State’s Farmer and Ranchers Cook Up Free Breakfast Tailgating Party

The NPPA joined with other Nebraska agriculture organizations and the state’s farmers and ranchers on Saturday, September 21 to host a fun event–the annual free breakfast tailgate party. This year’s event, officially entitled the “Game Day Approved Tailgate Party,”...

NPPC Welcomes New Pork Leadership Institute Class

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has announced its 2019-2020 Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) class. PLI is a comprehensive training program conducted jointly by NPPC and the National Pork Board (NPB) and is designed to develop future leaders for the U.S....

Investing in Trade

By: Al Juhnke, NPPA Executive Director   Here is your trivia question for the day: What is the number one meat consumed in the world? Answer: Pork       Yes, pork is the most consumed meat in the world (followed in order by chicken, beef and...

Farmer Spotlight: Lukas Fricke, Ulysses

Lukas Fricke is a sixth generation pork producer in Ulysses, Neb. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Lukas and his family run a nursery-to-finish pig operation and farms row crops. He is active in promoting the importance of involving youth...

UNL Study Shows Benefits of Screening Boars for Semen Quality

By Dr. Tasha Gruhot and Dr. Benny Mote. As many as half of the young boars entering the boar stud are reported to fail quality thresholds to be used in production. Poor semen quality is also the top reason for boar culling regardless of age, only led by removal due to...

NPPA-Sponsored Douglas-Sarpy County Lottery Pig Program Wraps Up

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is proud to have sponsored the 2019 Douglas-Sarpy County Lottery Pig Program. The NPPA helped purchase pigs for urban youth 4-H exhibitors in the Papillion area. The program was designed to foster interest and increase youth...