The Missouri Pork Association, in conjunction with the University of Missouri Extension, will host the 11th annual Swine Health Symposium on July 31, 2024 at Bradford Research Farm in Columbia. The program will be held from 8:45 am to 3:50 pm, and include many educational speakers, a pulled pork lunch, and a trade show from our sponsors. Attendance is free to the first 200 applicants.

New sensory science research into the optimal flavor compatibility of pork may provide some clues as to why pork complements fruits and vegetables so well.[1]

A sensory analysis commissioned by the National Pork Board shows that pork has more than 110 unique flavor nuances (111, to be specific) while pork fat has around 30 flavor nuances, highlighting versatility in flavor and texture of cuts and preparation methods. Some of pork’s world of flavors includes sweet, fruity and floral tones, clove, hazelnut and mushrooms. Pork also hits on all the basic tones including sweet, salty, acidic, umami and kokumi.

The Missouri Pork Association hosted the 25th annual Missouri Pork Classic on June 18, 2024, at Boonville’s Hail Ridge Golf Course. This year’s tournament was a tremendous success, assembling a total of thirty-eight teams comprised of area producers and industry representatives. Players enjoyed great food and endless fun on the course. Several prizes were awarded during the annual Rib Fest immediately following the tournament, including those listed below.

July 2, 2024

Missouri Pork Association to Host Annual Swine Health Symposium

Learn about upcoming health topics in the swine industry.   Columbia, Mo.,—The Missouri Pork Association, in conjunction with the University of Missouri Extension, will host the 11th annual Swine Health […]

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