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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

Using genetics to improve reproductive performance and response to disease is a vital component of the future of the pork industry, and new Iowa State University animal scientist Nick Serão said he hopes his research will help with both areas. Serão began his position as assistant professor in swine genetics in March and has been developing his research team and program.

The 2017 Iowa Swine Day program is in the books, and what a successful event it was. Whether you were one of the more than 450 attendees or you simply want to check out some of the information shared with them, take a look at the presentations provided to us for posting.

IPIC, Iowa Pork Producers Association and ISU Extension and Outreach are offering free PQA Plus and TQA certification sessions for Iowa farmers this summer. The rest of the series will be held July - August in each of IPPA's eight districts, with TQA in the morning and PQAPlus in the afternoon at the same location. See details and sign up on the IPPA website.

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.

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 (updated May 2017)
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).

 

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