Steve Weaver elected to lead US Pork Board
Steve Weaver, a Californian pork producer, has been elected president of
the US National Pork Board; Iowa-based producer Tim Bierman, was chosen to
become vice president.
Both officer terms are for one year on the board that administers all Pork
Weaver and Bierman were elected during the board's
summer meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Their terms begin
Board members also continued work on the
2009 budget and operating plan, establishing a $55 million spending limit for
2009. That represents a 2.5% increase over the $53.657 million spending limit
set for 2008.
The new spending limit is based on estimates of 109
million hogs being marketed during 2009 at an average price of $51 to $55 per
hundredweight on a live-weight basis.
â€¢ National Pork Board
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