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.

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Producers and others who need Pork Quality Assurance Plus certification might want to register for the March 22 session in Washington County. The $25 fee can be paid at the door, but preregistration is required to ensure adequate materials. Iowa State Extension swine specialist Tom Miller will lead the training and can answer any questions.

IPIC is offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA) advisor certification sessions. With the introduction later this year of a new version of PQA Plus, IPIC has scheduled several advisor certification sessions from May through early July. Those interested in receiving or renewing their certification as advisors should check the available dates and locations, registration limits, and application deadlines. One early April session is already full.

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.