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Awards edward Dail Named 2015 Outstanding Pork Producer p resented by the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), the conference host each year, this year's award for Outstanding Pork Producer went to Edward Dail of Kenansville. Dail started in the hog industry in 1970. Over the years he has grown his operation to include sows, a nursery and finishing spaces. Dail, along with his wife Cindy, owns Dail Brothers of Kenansville, LLC, a livestock equipment and supply business. The firm specializes in custom-made replacement hog panels. Edward also owns and manages a diverse agricultural business that includes his swine facilities, a 70 head cow/calf operation, and part ownership in the family row crop farming operation, Creekside Farming, LLC. Dail started in the hog industry in 1970 when he and his brother, Henry, had hogs, raising them on the ground. In 1979 they went under contract with Carroll's Foods starting with a sow operation of 250 sows. They later increased to a 1,000 sow operation, then to a 1,200, and again later to a 1,450 head farrow-to-wean. In 2009, Dail has served as a delegate for NCPC at the national level and was a board member for NCPC from 2006 until 2012. He is now chairman of the NCPC Board Elections Committee. 24 NC Pork Report * w w w .n c p o r k .o r g Edward assumed ownership of all the swine. In addition to the sows, he also currently owns a 2,600 head nursery and 16,500 finishing spaces with Murphy Brown LLC. Dail has never been issued a Notice of Violation from regulatory agency on any of his swine facilities. He is also PQA Plus certified and site assessments are performed on his facilities through Murphy-Brown LLC. Dail has served as a delegate for NCPC at the national level and was a board member for NCPC from 2006 until 2012. He is now chairman of the NCPC Board Elections Committee. Dail and Cindy have been married for 35 years and have two grown children: Shannon and Westley. Shannon, their daughter, is currently the office manager of Dail Brothers of Kenansville, NC, LLC and their son, Westley, manages the 2,000 acre family row crop farming operation, Creekside Farming, LLC. The Outstanding Pork Producer award was presented to Dail by Ed Emory, the breakfast event's master of ceremonies and a close Dail friend. Emory noted, "I have known Ed as both a business associate and a friend for a long time and have watched him be an active and caring member of his community all of that time." The selection for Outstanding Pork Producer is based on contributions to the pork industry, family and community through good management and leadership ability. Any farmer owner, operator, contract producer, manager or employee involved with the pork industry who is more than 40  years old is eligible for the recognition. http://www.ncpork.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NC Pork Report - Spring 2015

Message from the President: Opportunity, Challenges, Learning, Teamwork and Success
Industry News
Introducing the 2015 Board of Directors
2015 Pork Conference: Education, Networking, Fellowship and Fun
NCPC Names Bob Swain to Pork Industry Hall of Fame
Roddy Purser Named 2015 Pork All-American
Edward Dail Named 2015 Outstanding Pork Producer
Ray Simmons Named Environmental Steward Winner
Bacon Bash Brings Home the Bacon for NCPC PAC
2015 Student Internship Program
2015 North Carolina Pork Council Scholarship

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