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Henry County Sets PQA and TQA Producer Sessions for June 6

he Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are teaming up to provide training for pork producers and others who need certification in either Pork Quality Assurance Plus program or Transport Quality Assurance. A certification session for each has been set on Tuesday, June 6, in Henry County. The session will

Industry Programs Help Farmers Gain Consumer Communication Skills

Most consumers are becoming disconnected from agriculture, but still have to find a source for information about what they consume. Pig farmers want to be able to properly inform consumers about the well-being of their livestock and the safety of food products but can sometimes struggle to find the space to share their story. This

Alltech Acquires Montana-Based WestFeeds

Strengthening its commitment to bringing the latest field-proven technologies to Western U.S. livestock producers and companion animal owners, Alltech has purchased WestFeeds, a leading animal nutrition company in Montana. “WestFeeds has a strong reputation of providing producers with high quality animal nutrition products,” said Michael Castle, COO of Alltech. “We believe there is great benefit

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center, May 10th 2017

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE Welcome to our new look If you’re a little surprised by the look of this newsletter, it’s quite understandable. For more than 16 years, the text-only format of the emailed newsletter served us well. Now it’s time to provide a more polished look and easier to read format regardless of your

AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference ~ “Where History, Tradition, and Science Meat”

So if you have not registered to attend the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), make sure you register by, May 5th, to take advantage of the early bird registration discount for the conference. Texas A&M University is excited to host the AMSA 70th Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC), that will be

Iowa Swine Day 2017 will Showcase Nationally Recognized Pork Industry Speakers

The sixth annual Iowa Swine Day will once again address current issues and opportunities facing pork producers with a line-up for topnotch speakers and topics. The event, scheduled for Thursday, June 29, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, is planned and hosted by Iowa State University College of Agriculture, the Iowa Pork Industry

Iowa pork industry remains important economic driver

A new study commissioned by the Iowa Pork Producers Association shows the state’s pork industry continues to be a key contributor to the rural Iowa and the state economy.   The economic contribution study was conducted in late 2016 by Decision Innovation Solutions of Urbandale, which produced the results in accordance with methods prescribed and

Iowa Pork Industry Center to Hold PQA Advisor Certification Session in Early June

Iowa Pork Industry Center has scheduled a Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session during the 2017 World Pork Expo in Des Moines. Iowa State University Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher is coordinating the session that’s set for Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds. See for details.

Iowa Pork Producers set to launch 2017 tenderloin contest

The Iowa Pork Producers Association is ready to find out who consumers think has Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in 2017. IPPA will launch the 15th annual contest on April 19 and give consumers the opportunity to nominate their favorite tenderloin restaurant, café or pub. Nominations can be submitted at or by using the

Save the Date: Foundation Golf Outing August 24 in Ames, Iowa

Mark your calendar! The popular AASV Foundation Golf Outing is set for Thursday, August 24 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, Iowa. Proceeds from the event benefit the AASV Foundation and provide support for swine externships, travel stipends, research grants, and more. For a sneak peek at the course, visit Registration for the

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