Jason RossA message from IPIC's Director Jason Ross:
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

Iowa Swine Day 2017 is just days away and the schedule is finalized. See what you'll be missing if you don't register soon. Just $75 for a day of information and great food!

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.

ISU extension livestock economist Lee Schulz describes the USDA’s recently released National Agricultural Statistics Service Meat Animals Production, Disposition, and Income 2016 Summary. Check it out on our hot topics page.

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).

 

Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer