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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

A first of its kind conference focusing on the use and managing of big data as it pertains to research in production agriculture is a reality thanks to efforts of three Iowa State University animal science faculty and others who are part of the Livestock High-Throughput Phenotyping and Big Data Analytics steering committee. Assistant professors Nick Serão and James Koltes, and James Reecy, professor, director of the office of biotechnology and associate vice president for research have been integral in developing the vision and agenda for the Livestock HTP and Big Data conference, set for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13-14.

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.


Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer