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Covid-19 what you need to know

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Animal growth resources: Due to unique circumstances that have disrupted the flow of market hogs to packing plants for harvest, the IPIC team hosted a webinar to discuss nutritional strategies to alter market hog growth on April 21, 2020. Updated information from university and commercial research projects was presented during a second webinar on May 28, 2020. Click on the below videos if you missed them or would like to watch them again. Also, we have developed additional supportive resources (below the video) that were referenced in the first webinar that can be downloaded. As these documents are updated, the link will remain the same. Sign up for regular email updates.

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Dealing with stress: Serious financial and other stresses continue to impact and affect those in our agricultural community. Here are links to some resources to help deal with a variety of stress concerns and grief.
The Iowa Concern Hotline is always available at 800-447-1985, iowaconcern@iastate.edu and at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

in the news
Passion and purpose. These two words describe Dr. Laura Greiner’s everyday approach to her profession and her students. She concentrates her passion of animal agriculture into her purpose of educating others on the benefits of animal agriculture for consumers. Since joining the Iowa State University animal science department and Iowa Pork Industry Center in 2018, Greiner has worked in teaching and research in her primary emphasis area of swine production and nutrition

The application deadline for Iowa Pork Industry Center's final Pork Quality Assurance Advisor certification session in 2020 is fast approaching. Those interested in either recertifying as a PQA 4.0 advisor or becoming certified for the first time must submit an application, have it approved and fee paid to confirm their spot in the session by Friday, Nov. 20.

Recorded videos from the Producer Recovery Webinar Series are now available. The series, developed by Iowa Pork Producers Association and IPIC, focused on information producers can use for making key decisions. Choose from the individual session videos or go to the playlist of all four on the IPIC YouTube channel.

As the newest staff member of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Stacie Matchan said becoming extension program specialist earlier this summer was both a great fit and exciting next step. In this role, she will be responsible for coordinating conferences and webinars, handling center finances, and helping develop a new research program. Learn more about Stacie.

The International Conference on Pig Survivability, originally set for Oct. 28-29, has been postponed a year. Improving Pig Survivability Project leaders said the decision was necessary due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. Conference planning chair Joel DeRouchey of Kansas State University said the new dates for the conference are Oct. 27-28, and the location will remain at the Hilton Omaha, in Omaha, NE.

 

foreign animal disease preparation

What is the risk of an FAD, like African Swine Fever, to the U.S. swine industry? How would the U.S. respond to an FAD outbreak? Learn more about Secure Pork Supply assistance and workshops.

We've put together a compilation of information, steps to take on your farm, and resources to help you get started in preparing and protecting your farm from FADs. Check out our online FAD Preparation Guide here.

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