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Director Elections
NCPC District Review
Monitoring PEDv
SAVE THE DATE...2015 NC Pork Conference
Industry Calendar
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Vol. 14   Issue 12
December 29, 2014

Industry Featured in N&O Series 


In case you missed it, the News and Observer recently published an informative four-part series about the importance of NC pork production to export markets and specifically, a product known as "silky pork" that is becoming very popular in Japan.


The series, authored by N&O reporter Andrew Curliss, and a subsequent editorial about the series can be found here.

Director Elections Still Underway

Ballots must be returned by December 31st


NCPC Board of Director elections are still underway for Districts 1, 2, 6, and 7 as well as for the Board's associate member seat. 


A biographical sketch of each candidate is enclosed with ballots. After you mark your ballot, sign the back of the enclosed self-addressed envelope, stamp and mail by Dec. 31st. 


If you should have received a ballot but did not, please let us know immediately. To see the current district map, click here.


New directors will be announced in January 2015. 

NCPC Districts to be Reviewed at Annual Meeting


For the purpose of electing directors of the NC Pork Council, the state is divided into seven districts. Each of the districts is guaranteed one elected director, with the remainder of the 11 elected directors allocated among the districts in proportion to the hog population contained in each district. 


These districts and the process for electing directors is outlined in NCPC's bylaws.  The NCPC board of directors has asked the bylaws committee to review the current districts and consider if changes are needed in the geographical make-up of the districts and specifically, if any of the districts need to be combined. 


NCPC members are encouraged to attend the NCPC annual meeting Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5 in the Martin Building on the NC State Fairgrounds to provide input about current NCPC districts. Moe Mohesky, chair of the bylaws committee, will lead the discussion. 


The current NCPC Board of Directors district map can be viewed on the NCPC website here.

Monitoring PEDv Status 


PEDv is expected to be a bigger issue during the winter months. New cases are being reported, but Pork Checkoff Vice President of Science and Technology Dr. Paul Sundberg describes the current situation as 'very quiet.' 

You can listen to the story from the Southern Farm Network here




2015 NC Pork Conference


Thursday, February 5th - Friday, February 6th


Martin Building on the NC State Fairgrounds


Crabtree Valley Marriott


Conference attendees can make hotel reservations for a reduced rate by calling (800) 228-9290 or

(919) 781-7000. Be sure to tell them you are with the NC Pork Council.


Watch the Porkline and NCPC website for more information!

Have you read the Winter 2014 issue of the NC Pork Report? If not, you can find it here!

Industry Calendar 


Continuing Education Information


Initial Certification Training - Type A and Type B Animal Waste Management System Operator Certification:  Jan. 22-23, 2015 at the Bladen County CES in Elizabethtown. Contact Becky Spearman at 910-862-4591. Pre-registration is required and snow dates will be Jan. 29-30.


If you have questions about the number of continuing education hours you have on record or the status of your annual renewal invoice, you can visit the DWR website.


To schedule individual or group Adult PQA Plus, TQA or Youth PQA certification classes, contact Jan Archer. 

Happy New Year

from the NC Pork Council Staff!

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