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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

Pork producers can learn more about building ventilation from the inside out through a series of workshops running from March 1 through March 22. Iowa Pork Industry Center joins Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in offering “Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System” at no charge in six different Iowa locations.

Producers and others who need Transport Quality Assurance certification might want to register for the March 20 session in Louisa County. The $25 fee can be paid at the door, but preregistration is required to ensure adequater materials. Iowa State extension swine specialist Tom Miller will lead the training and can answer any questions.


A new "Crush Margin" app for swine and beef producers is now available. The app was developed as part of a North Central Region Risk Management Education grant for livestock price risk management education, and uses data from the ISU Livestock Crush Margin website. ISU extension livestock specialist Russ Euken and ISU Extension livestock economist Lee Schulz developed the app to assist producers in evaluating margins and taking advantages of profitable opportunities.




Questions? Contact Sherry Hoyer