Dedication, development, distributionWelcome to the Iowa Pork Industry Center's website. Here you can find resources to assist producers and others in the industry. We also have links to research, educational opportunities, and technology and software to help members of today's pork industry thrive. The mission of the Iowa Pork Industry Center is to promote and enable efficient pork production through disseminating decision-impacting information to producers. Faculty and staff at Iowa State who work in swine-related areas are dedicated to improving pork production efficiency through innovative research and distribution of new knowledge to pork producers. At IPIC we help foster industry engagement, and develop and distribute key programming to enable technology adoption and improve industry practices to positively influence pork production.

In the News

The ISU Research Farms have put in place a new advisory for African Swine Fever which joins existing advisories for FMD and Avian Influenza. Visitors are welcome at the ISU Research Farms and tours can be arranged by contacting the farms in advance. If visitors arrive at the research farm unannounced, they are encouraged to call the farm office or the farm superintendent on arrival. All three advisories are available through links on the farms' visitors page here https://www.farms.ag.iastate.edu/visitors

Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals in offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 4.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Friday, Aug. 9. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session which will be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center.

This year’s Iowa Swine Day event, set for June 27 in Ames, offers expert speakers who will address current issues affecting the industry. Some of the topics will include the status of and response to African Swine Fever, what makes a biosecurity program successful, improving company culture, precision pork production, and feeding the high-producing sow. Learn more about the presenters, topics and agenda.

The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center is unique to Iowa State University, the state of Iowa and much of the Midwest. From everyday classroom and lab areas for courses to professional development space for internal and external groups, and from formal receptions to club meetings, this multipurpose building serves a multitude of purposes and hosts thousands of people each year.

map of outbreak of ASF in ChinaAfrican Swine Fever is a serious, highly contagious, viral disease. It can spread rapidly in pig populations by direct or indirect contact, and can persist for long periods in uncooked pig products, facilitating its introduction into new areas. Multiple outbreaks have been identified in China and other countries. Our ASF page has more info.