quality

Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling

Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK AcademyPork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms, and Dr. Steve Larsen, National Pork Board, highlight the focus on pork quality for the consumer and what it means. Mr. Compart shares the background of how pork has been viewed in the past and the impacts of the early views that pork needed to be cooked to 160° F. Even though the temperature to cook pork is lower (145° F), families continue to follow the old approach. The National Pork Board aims to increase awareness about the lower temperature and resting time with focused consumer marketing. [video].

Pork Quality Evolves

The New Swine Industry AuditKeeping Quality Updated Rob Christine and Dinah Peebles, National Pork Board, provides a background and history of the swine quality assurance programs. The team then details the Common Swine Industry Audit and the task force behind the initiative. One key take away: pork operation staff must engage with customers to gain an understanding of consumer perspectives and meet current marketplace expectations.

Common Swine Industry Audit

Common Swine Industry AuditAudits Are Part Of Quality Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board, outlines the Common Swine Industry Audit and the task force behind the initiative. Ms. Webb also outlines the how the audits plays into Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and what farm operations should be doing. Two take aways of note: 1) Quality assurance processes are a must, and 2) Pork management and staff must engage with customers and consumers to gain understanding of perspectives and meet current marketplace expectations.

SwineCast 0193 for April 20 2007

SwineCast 0193 Show Notes:

  • World of contrasts - cloning to produce insulin but not for food
  • Corn/Soy production costs up significantly
  • Global warming and carbon sequestration - money in your pocket?
  • Quality System Verification Program overview
  • Canadian Quality Assurance
  • Link to Pork Management Conference Brochur

SwineCast 0181 for March 6, 2007

SwineCast 0181 Show Notes:
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi vows support for disaster payments at National Farmers Union convention in Orlando.
    Link to full audio here.
  • Be sure to include Work/Life balance in your recruitment efforts along with rural lifestyle issues.
  • Water quality issues inside your operation.

SwineCast 0164 for January 5, 2007

SwineCast 0164 Show Notes:
  • Identifying and developing talent... Author Jim Bolt suggests how to find them and what to do with them in this fastcompany.com article.
  • Eric Spell at AgCareers provides his ideas on reloading your talent pipeline.
  • Air quality, always a concern in the winter months with Bruce Cochran
  • Dr.
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