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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

People who want to become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors are reminded of the application deadline for a session during World Pork Expo in Des Moines. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the session on Wednesday, June 6, and Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher said people who would like to attend need to send in their applications soon.

The 2018 Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is now available online. The annual report, now in its 15th year, features a variety of animal industry-related research done at Iowa State that is supported by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. The report is coordinated through the animal science department.

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.

Registration for the 2018 Iowa Swine Day event is open. Now in its seventh year of providing top-notch speakers addressing important issues relevant to today's pork producers, the event is set for Thursday, June 28 on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. The morning plenary session features speakers with personal experience in developing businesses, understanding the global food industry and teaching communication skills. Attendees will choose from 16 afternoon concurrent sessions and all are invited to a barbecue following the day's program. Cost is $50 before midnight June 15, $75 after that time.



Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer