A message from IPIC's Director Jason Ross:
Welcome to the Iowa Pork Industry Center website where you can find news, events and resources to assist producers and others in the industry. We also offer links to research, educational opportunities, technology and software to help members of today's pork industry adapt and thrive. Our mission 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
Check out our VFD page: Prescriptions and Licensing FAQ from Iowa Board of Pharmacy. While this piece addresses questions from both wholesale/distributor and veterinarian perspectives, it's helpful for anyone wanting more information.
Expected hog returns have strengthened notably in recent weeks. Read more about the welcome development of returns showing profit in this piece by ISU Extension livestock economist Dr. Lee Schulz.
The Veterinary Feed Directive is now in effect. Do you need information to comply with these new rules for using antibiotics in livestock? Resources to help:
IPIC: Prescription and licensing FAQ from Iowa Board of Pharmacy
IPIC: VFD questions and scenarios with responses from FDA
IPIC: VFD general information
Iowa Farm Bureau: Veterinary Feed Directive: "What You Need to Know" webinar
Iowa Farm Bureau: Presentation slides and webinar recordings segment #1 (25:14) and segment #2 (44:36).
Connect with IPIC
Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer