It’s important for producers to know the vitamin and mineral statuses of animals in their operation but it takes more than a simple glance to accurately determine. A new three-part publication series from Iowa Pork Industry Center, Sample Collection and Handling for Vitamin and Mineral Analyses, can help producers learn how to properly take feed and biological samples as part of the diagnostic process.

The application deadline for Iowa Pork Industry Center's next Pork Quality Assurance Advisor certification session is approaching, and those interested in attending should submit their application soon. The session date is Tuesday, Dec. 20, and the application deadline for this virtual session is Tuesday, Dec. 13. Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher organizes these sessions, and said the session, including exam, will take approximately six hours to complete.

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In Memoriam

Ken StalderThe Iowa Pork Industry Center staff and faculty offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of Kenneth Stalder on his unexpected passing on October 24.
Since coming to ISU in 2005, Ken was an integral part of the IPIC team. His practical and forthright approach to helping pork producers, students and colleagues will be missed.