Pork meat quality News

News published on April 29, 2021:

ICASA Seeks Research to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship in Pigs and Beef Cattle

The International Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture (ICASA), one of the largest public-private partnerships focused on antibiotic stewardship in animal agriculture, is issuing two separate...
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News published on November 18, 2020:

What COVID can teach us about controlling African Swine Fever

In a recent panel with Farm Journal, three experts shared their insights on African Swine Fever and the lessons learned from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Gordon Spronk (President of Pipestone ...
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News published on March 23, 2018:

U.S. pork to feel further chill from China tariff threat

BEIJING, Reuters - China’s threat of steep tariffs on American pork imports will put further pressure on an industry already facing weaker demand from the world’s top buyer of the meat. Beijing sai...
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News published on March 27, 2009:

Meat pH and Pork Quality

Why is pH important to pork quality? pH has a high influence on water holding capacity (WHC), which is closely related to product yield and pork quality. WHC is the ability of meat to retain its water during p...
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OMAFRA publication
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News published on January 8, 2009:

Effects of Pre-Slaughter Stress on Pork Quality

One of the biggest pork quality problems is pale, soft, exudative (PSE) pork. Physiologically the quality of the meat is dependent upon its ultimate pH, which is determined by conversion of glycogen to lactic a...
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Livestock Update
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News published on February 11, 2008:

What Is Pork Quality?

In recent years, pork quality was a dominant topic of discussion in the pork industry circle. There is no doubt that pork quality will continue to have more and more influence on how carcass and meat are valued...
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News published on December 13, 2004:

USA - Pork Quality and the Role of Market Organization

A number of developments brought quality concerns to the forefront. These include health concerns and corresponding preferences for lean pork, growing incidence of undesirable quality attributes (e.g., pale, so...
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USDA Economic Research Service
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