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Murphy-Brown LLC
Murphy-Brown
Volume VIII, No. 3
Copyright Murphy-Brown LLC - A Smithfield Foods Company
LLC
Third Quarter 2009
The big question is “What are the
industry’s needs, concerns and
priorities now and what will they
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Producers help craft new strategy to
confront challenges facing the industry
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called for producer participation in
helping to craft a new strategic plan for
Pork Checkoff to aid in reshaping the future of the U.S. pork industry. In an effort
to facilitate this participation, a series of
regional meetings were held in July. The
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currently facing the pork industry. These
meetings, held in Omaha, NE; Indianapolis, IN; and Clinton, NC, were open to all
pork producers and others with an interest in the future of the pork industry and
the role of the Pork Checkoff.
The NPB also conducted a nationwide survey in an effort by the board to
get broad-based producer input as the
board creates its new strategic plan. The
survey questions allowed producers to
identify and prioritize the issues they believe are important. The survey, together
with the three regional producers meetings, was designed to ensure the plan is
focused on the critical day-to-day needs
of pork producers.
The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research,
promotion and consumer information
projects and for communicating with
pork producers and the public. Through
a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork
producers invest $0.40 for each $100
value of hogs sold. The Pork Checkoff
funds national and state programs in
advertising, consumer information,
retail and foodservice marketing, export
market promotion, production improvement, technology, swine health, pork
safety and environmental management.
For information on Checkoff-funded
programs, pork producers can call the
Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800)
456-PORK or check the Internet at www.
pork.org.
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Industry Update
USDA Agrees to Help
U.S. Pork Producers
Agency will purchase additional pork products for federal
food programs
On September 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, after
hearing from hundreds of hurting pork producers, agreed to purchase up to $30 million
of pork products, which will be used for various federal food programs. USDA is
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NPPC President Don Butler. “NPPC is extremely grateful to Secretary Vilsack for
recognizing the plight of our producers and for taking action to help them. The pork
purchase and the ongoing efforts to reopen export markets are important steps that will
help our industry bring pork supply and demand back into balance and allow producers
to continue providing consumers worldwide with economical, nutritious pork products.
FROM THE USDA..The pork products
scheduled for purchase will support the
National School Lunch Program, the
School Breakfast Program, the
Summer Food Service Program,
and Food Distribution Programs
on Indian Reservations,
the Commodity Supplemental
Food Program, and the
Emergency Food Assistance Program. USDA
also makes emergency
food purchases for
distribution to
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Interns get real life work experience
Pictured left is a group of 2009 summer
interns and Murphy-Brown associates.
During a group session, the interns were
challenged to help craft new ideas and
new recruiting tools for the 2009-2010
career fair season.
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to say about their experiences
at Murphy-Brown...
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Jackie Bass, Director of Recruiting & Training - Murphy-Brown LLC
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urphy-Brown provided
internship opportunities to 17
high school and college
students to work with the company
during the summer. Most of the interns
worked on a sow farm, while others had
the opportunity to work in departments
such as the Maintenance shop and Land
& Nutrient Management.
“The goal of the program is to expose
students to careers in the swine industry
by providing a real life work experience
as well as a tour of some of the support
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Recruiting and Training.
Internships at Murphy-Brown are for
10 to 12 weeks in the summer. During
this time, students use a structured development plan to gain technical competencies. They can also participate in
activities that may include a day in the
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along with a company truck driver or a
visit to a feed manufacturing operation.
Murphy-Brown works with agriculture teachers in local schools to organize applications for internships. Our
thanks goes out to Mark Stamp (Wallace
Rose Hill High School), Becky Shaw
(James Kenan High School), Ray Smith
(Richlands High School), Virgil Nicols
(Purnell Swett High School), and Benjie
Forrest and Horace Johnson (Agricultural Education Co-coordinators) for
helping to get the program off and
running. Murphy-Brown will be offering
the summer internship program again
during the summer of 2010 and will be
contacting high schools for participants.
For more information on the summer internship program offered at
Murphy-Brown, contact Jackie Bass, Director of Recruiting and Training at
910-282-4099 or via e-mail at: [email protected]
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Bet you didn’t
know...
The average age of the
principal farm operator has
increased roughly 1 year in
each census cycle from 50.3
in 1978 to 57.1 in 2007. The
fastest growing group of
farm operators is those 65
years and older.
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They are our heros of today,
and no one deserves our
support more than the men
and women serving in every
branch of the United States
Military. It is with the support
of a grateful nation that they
remain unfaltering in their
determination to defend and
protect our freedom.
Through community
involvement, we were
allowed to take part in
the inspirational lives of
these men and woman to
make them aware that they
never stand alone. As an
expression of our support for
our military, Murphy-Brown
has participated in several of
these community sponsored
and organized events,
offering to feed the troops
possibly the best pork chops
they have ever had.
Saluting our heros
Celebrating strength and
rehabilitation...
The week of September 6th, 27 bike
riders, all of them injured veterans, made
their way from the Camp Lejeune Marine
Corps in Jacksonville, N.C. to Oak Island,
N.C. as part of the 1st Annual Ride for
the Warriors, one of the rehabilitation
programs offered through the organization Hope for the Warriors. This event
provides rehabilitative as well as recreational cycling experience for combatwounded service members from across
the country and from all branches of the
U.S. Armed Forces.
As they traveled 30-40 miles a day
through the coastal towns of North Carolina, the cyclists participated in a variety
of ceremonies.
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“Thank you guys so much for this ride. I look forward to any rides you may
put together in the future. This ride opened my eyes and heart as to how
many people really do care about us wounded or military in general. I
can honestly say that at every stopping point where we met people I had
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these people care for us. This ride has been a great healing process for
me, and I thank you for this. I can’t wait for next years ride.”
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concluded with a community ride on Oak
Island on September 12, ending with an
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Murphy-Brown cook team.
Fun in the sun...
The Murphy-Brown cook team also had
the opportunity to provide the meal for
Military Fun Day. This event is sponsored
by the Carteret County Military Affairs
Committee, a community organization in
Morehead City, N.C. that supports active
duty men and women in the Marines,
Army Reserves, and the Coast Guard
through community activities held in
their honor. Participants were treated
to a luncheon of pork chops and all the
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N.C. for a day of fun with the troops and
their families.
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Waterfowl Park and Eco-Center
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Program provides funds for wetland restoration education exhibit at world’s
largest waterfowl park
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ne might wonder
why over the past
two years more than
50,000 visitors have
funneled through the
small, unspoiled town
of Scotland Neck,
North Carolina with
its population of just
under 3,000. The town has the unique distinction of being the only town in the state
where people park in the middle of the road
and, therefore, has no stoplights at all.
It also has the unique distinction of being
home to the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park
and Eco-Center, the largest waterfowl park
in the world, dedicated to educating people
about the importance of conservation and
research focusing on waterfowl and wetland
habitats.
The Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and
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beautiful and exotic waterfowl. It is the
manifestation of a vision of Mike Lubbock,
known affectionately as the Waterfowl Man.
His primary focus is in breeding waterfowl
to assure the survival of those species that
are disappearing in the wild. Were it not for
his dedication and that of his staff, a number
of species would already be extinct.
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through aviaries for viewing thousands of
birds from six different continents. It also
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handicap accessable treehouse, providing views of
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the air. These wetlands are
home to native waterfowl,
songbirds and birds of prey,
deer, mink, muskrat, fox,
and other wild animals native to the southeast. The
new restroom facility is
certainly one-of-a-kind with
a built in beehive nestled
safely behind a glass enclo-
sure in the foyer, along with built-in aquariums that house native frogs and carnivorous
plants.
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of unspoiled beauty, money trees have yet
to be discovered. A large portion of the
funds for the new facility came from the
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General Environmental Enhancement Grant
program that provides funding for projects
that will improve the environmental outlook
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Agreement, which was adopted in July 2000,
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Carolina hog, up to a cap of $2 million per
year, for 25 years to a fund used to obtain
environmental easements, construct and
maintain wetlands and similar endeavors.
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The Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park and
Eco-Center provides its visitors with a wealth
of beauty and knowledge that most would
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of Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park addresses
visitors during the dedication of the “Bird’s
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view of the park and its wildlife from 25 feet in
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General Environmental Enhancement Grant program. The breeding
program at Sylvan Heights is, in some
cases, the only thing that stands
between the survival of many bird
species and their extinction.
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Responsible pork initiative gains momentum
Every day on farms across America pork producers demonstrate their dedication to producing safe, nutritious pork products for a hungry
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of responsible production and commitment to
continuous improvement have resulted in the U.S.
pork industry producing the highest quality, safest pork in the
world. The evolution of our industry is one of the most memorable stories in American agriculture — rich in spirit, hard work
and unity.
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understand that we must provide assurances to customers
and consumers alike that the best animal care, environmental
stewardship and food safety measures are being implemented.
It has taken time to earn the public trust, and we are more
determined than ever to retain it.
The We Care responsible pork initiative is a joint effort of
the Pork Checkoff, through the National Pork Board and the
National Pork Producers Council, to help demonstrate that
producers are accountable to established ethical principles and
animal well-being practices.
The pork industry already offers numerous programs, including Pork Quality Assurance Plus® (PQA Plus®) and Transport
Quality Assurance® (TQASM), to support animal well-being
and maintain a safe, high-quality supply of pork. The We Care
initiative ties everything together to help the public view the
pork industry as a self-regulated business worthy of the trust of
others.
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Terry Coffey, President Murphy-Brown East, raises the “We
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The Central Loading department has
recently implemented a new recognition
program called Prepared Incentive for
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designed to help recognize growers that
contribute to a successful market hog
loading event by having their farms
prepared and ready for loading.
“Many of our growers and farm
managers have taken extra steps to
prepare for load out, which makes the
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Gary Mann, Loading Area Manager for
Murphy-Brown LLC. “These efforts
are too often overlooked. As a way to
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a new program recognizing the
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How it works:
At the end of each month, each
loading crew will nominate the farm
they feel was the best prepared for load
out. Nominations are based on load
chute conditions, walkway conditions,
barn lighting, the presence of water hoses
and herding boards, properly maintained
penning, and the condition of roads and
pathways. These nominations are placed
into a drawing and randomly selected at
the end of each month.
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is Isaac Singletary. “His farm is always
well prepared and ready for market
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and other recipients of the P.I.G. award
will receive a country ham as a way of
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successful load out.
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Murphy-Brown with contract producer,
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Pork producers from around the
country gather on the Hill
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ore than 150 pork
producers from
around the
country came to the National
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(NPPC) Fall Legislation
Action Conference in
Washington, D.C. where
they met with their members
of Congress to discuss
important pork industry
issues. The impact that
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had on the pork industry
dominated much of the talk
at the conference, though
it has been clear for months now that humans cannot get H1N1
by handling or consuming pork products. Producers received
the group on climate change,
and Vice President and Counsel
for International Trade Policy,
Nick Giodano, talked about
the importance and impact of
pending free trade agreements
while reminding producers that
China is still not importing
American pork due in part to the
U.S. ban on imported cooked
Chinese chicken.
Guest speakers at the
conference included Sen.
Mike Johanns, R-Neb.; House
Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas, R-Okla.;
and National Journal political columnist Charlie Cook.
Also in town during the week were 16 pork producers
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Policy and Advocacy Program.
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for members of Congress, their staff and pork producers. Guests
at the reception enjoyed an abundance of pork products and
talked with fellow producers and the many members of Congress
who came in to enjoy a pork chop and valuable conversation.
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Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
updates on legislative issues from NPPC staff. Director of
Science and Technology, Dr. Jennifer Greiner, spoke about the
use of antibiotics and how a ban on animal health products would
be detrimental to pig health and well-being. She also reminded
producers of the importance of urging Congress to strengthen
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science to take a risk-based approach.
Chief Environmental Counsel, Michael Formica, addressed
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against cancer by raising funds for cancer prevention and treatment.
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own fundraising events. This year’s “Squealin’ for a Cure” team sold their
one-of-a-kind, special edition “Relay for Life” t-shirts featuring a drawing by Kelsea Webster. Kelsea is the daughter of Scott Webster, former
vice president of production for Murphy-Brown. Kelsea, who is currently
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surgery in Chapel Hill the day the above photo was taken. All proceeds
from the t-shirt sale go to the American Cancer Society.
“The job of the media is to get it
right, not get it convenient. This
is not the same old, same old. It
has never been seen before. Do
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Below, Craig Craft from Murphy-Brown’s
Engineering and Technical Services department prepares marinated pork bites for
sampling during the Muscadine Harvest
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Craig prepared his pork bites on aluminum
foil over a gas grill.
Fall is here! The days are getting shorter and the nights
are getting cooler. Time to turn up the heat on the barbecue to try some delicious marinated pork and turkey
recipes. These recipes score big at tailgating parties,
entertaining friends or dinner with the family. Marinating or basting pork and turkey is a great way to add
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of delicious recipes online by visiting the National Pork
Board’s website at www.pork.org and the National Turkey Federation’s website at www.eatturkey.com.
Paula Deen’s Ooh La La Pork Marinade
‡ 1/2 cup vegetable oil
‡ 1/2 cup soy sauce
‡ 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
‡ 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
‡ 1 tablespoon pepper
‡ 1/2 cup red wine
‡ 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
‡ 4 cloves garlic, minced
‡ 1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Debbie’s Turkey Marinade
‡ 1/4 cup soy sauce
‡ 1/2 cup Italian dressing
‡ 2 tablespoons sugar
‡ 1 tablespoon ground ginger
In large zip lock bag, combine all ingredients. Zip
top and shake to mix. Add pork or turkey and
massage marinade into the meat. Place in refrigerator until ready to use. Barbecue, bake or broil
your meat as desired.
Marinating times: Pork (24 hours), Turkey (6 hours)
Productores de Cerdo ayudan a la creación de nueva
estrategia para enfrentar los retos de la Industria
El Buró Nacional de Productores de Cerdo
(NPB) ha solicitado la participación de los
productores para ayudar a la creación de
un nuevo plan estratégico para el programa
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futuro de la industria porcícola de los EU. En
un esfuerzo por facilitar su participación, se
llevó a cabo una serie de reuniones durante
el mes de julio. El objetivo principal de dichas
reuniones fue la búsqueda de soluciones a
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que enfrenta la industria del cerdo. Estas
reuniones, que se llevaron a
cabo en Omaha, NE; Indianápolis IN; y Clinton, NC, estuvieron abiertas a todos los
productores de cerdo y otros
interesados en el futuro de la
industria porcícola y el rol del
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El NPB también condujo una encuesta nacional como un esfuerzo de la
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ellos piensan son importantes. La encuesta,
junto con las tres reuniones regionales fue
diseñada para asegurar que el plan se enfoca
en las necesidades diarias críticas de los
productores de cerdo.
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Murphy-Brown se prepara para el
cierre de las operaciones de Premium
Standard en Dalhart, Texas
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Murphy-Brown comenzó el proceso para cerrar sus operaciones de PSF en Dalhart, Texas.
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como un esfuerzo que comenzó hace más de un año para cumplir con el compromiso de
reducir su hato de cerdas.
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Otras operaciones de apoyo, tales como manufactura de alimento y transportación de
cerdos, verán también suspendidas sus operaciones tan pronto como el inventario de
cerdos sea comercializado. Las únicas actividades de producción que permanecerán en
Dalhart serán las postas de inseminación, siembra y pasturas, así como un mantenimiento
limitado de los terrenos y las instalaciones.
“Estas fueron decisiones de negocios muy difíciles de tomar pero necesarias debido
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Rainwater, Director de Operaciones en Dalhart. “Sentimos mucho que estos cambios
impactarán a nuestros empleados y a sus familias y estamos comprometidos a asistir a
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en general. Por medio de una inversión
legislativa, los productores, a través del “Pork
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estatales en comercialización, información
al consumidor, mercadeo al menudeo y a
servicios alimentarios, promoción de exportaciones, mejoramiento de la producción,
tecnología, salud porcina, seguridad de los
derivados del cerdo y manejo ambiental. Para
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llamar al Centro de Servicio al 800-456-PORK
o en la página de Internet www.pork.org.
La USDA Acuerda
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Productores de
Cerdo de EU
El 3 de septiembre, el Secretario del Departamento de Agricultura de los EU, Tom Vilsack,
después de una audiencia con cientos de
productores de cerdo afectados, acordó
comprar hasta $30 millones en productos de
cerdo, los cuales serán usados en varios programas federales de alimentación. La USDA
también trabaja para reabrir los mercados de
exportación de cerdo que fueron cerrados a
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a los productores de cerdo estadounidenses,
a la economía de los EU y la gente que
recibe ayuda de los programas alimentarios
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NPPC. “La NPPC está muy agradecida con el
Secretario Vilsack por reconocer el llamado
de nuestros productores y por tomar acción
para ayudarlos. La compra de cerdo y los
actuales esfuerzos para reabrir los mercados
de exportación son pasos importantes que
ayudarán a nuestra industria a balancear
nuevamente la demanda y oferta de nuestros
productos y permitirá a los productores
continuar proveyendo a los consumidores
de todo el mundo de productos nutritivos y
económicos.
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Murphy-Brown brindó oportunidades a 17
estudiantes de preparatoria y universidades
para trabajar en la compañía durante el
verano. “La meta del programa es exponer
a los estudiantes a las carreras que ofrece la
industria porcícola al proveerles experiencia
real de trabajo así como recorridos por
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Jackie Bass, directora de Reclutamiento y
Entrenamiento.
Las prácticas de trabajo en Murphy-Brown
son por 10 a 12 semanas en el verano.
Durante ese tiempo, los estudiantes usan un
plan estructurado de desarrollo para obtener
habilidades técnicas. Ellos pueden también participar en actividades que pueden
incluir un día en el campo con un veterinario,
acompañar a un chofer de trailer o visitar la
operación de manufactura de alimentos.
Murphy-Brown trabaja con maestros de
agricultura en escuelas locales para orga-
Celebrando fuerza y
rehabilitación…
La semana del 6 de septiembre, 27 ciclistas,
todos ellos veteranos lastimados, realizaron
el recorrido de Camp Lejeune Marine Corps
en Jacksonville, NC. a la Isla Oak, NC. Como
parte del 1er. Recorrido Anual por los Guerreros, uno de los programas de rehabilitación
ofrecidos a través de la organización Esperanza por los Guerreros. Este evento provee
experiencia rehabilitadora y recreacional a
miembros de todas las ramas de las Fuerzas
Armadas en todo el país heridos en combate.
Mientras viajaban de 30 a 40 millas por día
a través de los pueblos costeros de Carolina
del Norte, los ciclistas participaron en una
variedad de ceremonias.
A lo largo del trayecto, los ciclistas fueron
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grupos comunitarios. El evento concluyó con
un paseo comunitario en la Isla Oak el 12 de
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banquete preparado por el equipo de cocineros de Murphy-Brown.
Diversión Bajo el Sol…
El equipo de cocineros de Murphy-Brown
también tuvo la oportunidad de servir los
alimentos durante el Día de Diversión de los
Militares. Este evento es patrocinado por el
Comité de Asuntos Militares del Condado
Carteret, una organización comunitaria en
nizar aplicaciones para internados. Nuestro
agradecimiento a Mark Stamp (Preparatoria
de Wallace-Rose Hill), Becky Shaw (Preparatoria James Kenan), Ray Smith (Preparatoria
de Richalnds), Virgil Nicols (Preparatoria
Purnell Swett) y Benjie Forrest and Horace
Johnson (co-coordinadores de Educación
Agrícola) por su ayuda en el lanzamiento
del programa. Murphy-Brown ofrecerá un
programa de internados nuevamente en el
verano del 2010 y contactará a las preparatorias para conseguir participantes.
la Ciudad de Morehead, NC que apoya a
hombres y mujeres activos en los Marines,
Reservas de Marina y en la Guardia Costera,
a través de actividades comunitarias llevadas
a cabo en su honor. Los participantes fueron
agasajados con un almuerzo de chuletas de
cerdo con todas las guarniciones y un paseo
en bote a Cabo Lookout, NC para un día de
diversión con las tropas y sus familias.
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Murphy-Brown LLC
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Productores de Cerdo se reúnen
en Capitol Hill
Más de 150 productores de todo el país asistieron a la Conferencia de Acción Legislativa
de Otoño del Consejo Nacional de Productores de Cerdo (NPPC) en Washington, D.C.
donde se reunieron con sus representantes en
el Congreso para discutir importantes temas
para la industria porcícola. El impacto que
el virus de H1N1 ha tenido en la industria
dominó gran parte de las conversaciones en la
conferencia, aunque ha sido claro por meses
que los humanos no pueden contagiarse con H1N1 manejando o consumiendo productos de cerdo.
Los productores fueron actualizados sobre asuntos legislativos de parte del personal del NPPC. La
directora de Ciencia y Tecnología Jennifer Greiner, habló sobre el uso de antibióticos y como una
prohibición en productos de salud animal afectaría negativamente la salud y bienestar de los cerdos.
También les recordó a los productores de la importancia de urgir al Congreso a fortalecer el sistema
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los riesgos.
El Consejero Ambiental en Jefe, Michael Formica, se dirigió al grupo acerca del cambio climático, y el Vicepresidente y Consejero para la política de Intercambio Internacional, Nick Giodano,
habló sobre la importancia e impacto de los tratados de libre comercio pendientes al mismo tiempo
que recordaba a los productores que China aún no está importando cerdo de EU debido en parte a la
prohibición Estadounidense de importar pollo cocinado de China.
Oradores invitados a la conferencia incluyeron al Senador Mike Johannes, R-Neb; Miembro del
Comité De Agricultura Interna Frank Lucas, R-Oklahoma; y Columnista político Nacional Charlie
Cook.
To lead the industry by producing
a predictable amount of low-cost,
high- quality meat; to operate as
a responsible business creating
sustainable success for our
customers, employees, contract
growers and shareholders.
The Murphy-Brown newsletter is
published quarterly by Murphy-Brown
LLC. Its purpose is to provide
information to company associates,
contract producers, and others
associated with Murphy-Brown and
the pork industry.
Comments and suggestions may be
sent to:
Rhonda Campbell, Editor
Murphy-Brown LLC
P.O. Box 856
Warsaw, North Carolina 28398
[email protected]
Phone: 910-293-5324
Fax: 910-293-6957
Translation: Luis Torres

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