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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 Checkoff programmes.

Weaver and Bierman were elected during the board's summer meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Their terms begin immediately.

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.

Related website:
• National Pork Board  (NPB)

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