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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

The opportunity to serve Iowa’s pork industry by working with Iowa Pork Industry Center was one Kristin Olsen just couldn’t pass up. The new extension program specialist at the Iowa Pork Industry Center said she’s passionate about pork production in general, and her recent experiences as both an undergraduate and graduate student at Iowa State University provided great background as she began her new role earlier this month.

Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University continues to work with industry professionals in offering Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification opportunities, including a newly scheduled session for Monday, Sept. 10. Applications are due Aug. 31, and the $75 fee must be paid by approved applicants prior to the session.

Healthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. In turn, maintaining this type of herd assists in providing financial stability to producers and the industry in general. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ prolapse started to increase throughout the industry with no apparent defined reasons, that’s cause for concern. That’s why Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University is leading an industry wide research effort on identifying specific factors leading to pelvic organ prolapses contributing to the higher mortality rate.