Dedication, development, distribution

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 commerical 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

Organizers are excited to announce the upcoming launch of PigX, a monthly podcast developed to share information from the national Improving Pig Survivability project with pork producers and other decision makers in the swine industry. The first session airs June 1.

The Improving Pig Survivability Project, with team members from Iowa State, Kansas State University and Purdue University, continues to involve pork producers, allied industry representatives and university faculty and staff in a variety of research studies and programs. An upcoming component of the project is the International Conference on Pig Survivability set for Oct. 28-29 in Omaha, Nebraska. Registration for this conference is now open.

 

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.