A Relfection from the Texas Pork Junior Ambassadors

The Texas Pork Producers Association has dedicated numerous years to advocating, educating, and encouraging Texas youth. With efforts to continue our mission of advancing a sustainable and profitable pork industry, the association was inspired to create a youth program that would generate visible youth leaders for our industry and communities. Thus far, the ambassadors gathered in Lubbock in July 2023 …

Show Pig Biosecurity Reminders

As an exhibitor, you can play a huge role in the pork industry. Just as you take each step to ensure your show pig remains healthy, you share the responsibility of making sure all pigs, show pig or not, stay in the best of health. With over 1 million pigs involved in the show industry in our country, we all …

The Impact of California’s Proposition 12 on Texas Show Pig Producers

By Colby Ferguson, TPPA executive director In 2018, California voters passed a California constitutional amendment that imposed arbitrary minimum requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding sows, and calves raised for veal.  This state law impacted not only producers in California but also any producer who sold animals or meat into California.  Before the law could …

What does Proposition 1 mean for pork producers in Texas?

By Colby Ferguson, TPPA executive director On November 7, 2023, Texas voters voted to support Proposition #1, the ballot initiative to amend the Texas constitution to further protect farmers and ranchers no matter how small or large; ensure Texans have safe and affordable food, and further protect environment and animal welfare. So what does this mean when it comes to …