PorkBridge and SowBridge Programs Have Provided Industry Information for More than a Decade

PorkBridge and SowBridge

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AMES, Iowa — Since the initial PorkBridge program began in 2005, it and companion program SowBridge have provided relevant, timely and accurate information to those respective swine industry segments. PorkBridge is designed for those who own, manage or work in grow-finish operations and SowBridge (begun in 2007) is directed toward those who work with sows, boars and piglets, and with genetic and reproductive issues. Both programs are sponsored, planned and organized by representatives from a group of 11 universities – including Iowa State – from the nation’s major swine producing states.

Both are offered on an annual basis, delivering content electronically to subscribers. Live teleconference sessions – 12 monthly for SowBridge and 6 on an every-other-month basis for PorkBridge – supply direct access to recognized industry experts who speak on defined topics.

To encourage participation in these programs through a look at past topics and speakers, the committee is pleased to offer limited access to selected years’ informational materials. Please note that information was correct and appropriate as of the presentation date. No guarantee is made of accuracy of any of the information since that date.

To see these past PorkBridge presentations and learn about subscribing for the 2020-2021 program year, see https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/porkbridge.html

To see the past SowBridge presentations and subscription information for this year, see https://www.ipic.iastate.edu/sowbridge.html

Registrations for both programs are accepted at any time.


IPIC was established in 1994 as a coordinated effort of the colleges of Agriculture (now Agriculture and Life Sciences) and Veterinary Medicine at ISU. Its mission is to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts. IPIC focuses its efforts on programs that are integral and complementary to ISU Extension and Outreach. Through IPIC, Iowa producers receive accurate and timely information to make their operations more efficient and profitable.

Ken Stalder, Iowa State University, stalder@iastate.edu, 515-294-4683

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