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No more livestock confinements until Iowa water improves, group says

Source: Des Moines Register Iowa lawmakers should halt construction on animal confinements until Iowa’s water quality is significantly improved, a coalition of about two dozen state, local and national groups said Tuesday. The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture asked lawmakers to support 15 bills tightening oversight of confinements introduced by Sen. David Johnson, an independent from

News Now from the Iowa Pork Industry Center

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center February 9, 2018   THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE IPPA honors animal science professor One of Iowa State’s own has been honored by Iowa Pork Producers Association. John Patience, animal science professor, was named an honorary Master Pork Producer during ceremonies at the annual Iowa Pork Congress banquet Jan. 24. This

Swine Building Ventilation Workshops Set for March

Pork producers can learn more about building ventilation from the inside out through a series of workshops in March. 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 six different Iowa locations. IPIC swine specialist Colin Johnson said

Global Animal Health Company Zoetis Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

Source: Zoetis news release Zoetis Inc. (ZTS: NYSE), the leading global animal health company, today celebrated its fifth anniversary since becoming a public company by hosting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan for a special town hall meeting at the company’s global research and development headquarters in Kalamazoo,Mich. Zoetis

Fort Dodge producer is new Iowa Pork Producers president

Gregg Hora of Fort Dodge began his one-year term as president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association at the conclusion of IPPA’s annual meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 23.   Upon accepting the gavel from outgoing President Curtis Meier of Clarinda, Hora challenged the nearly 100 delegates and other producers to stand up and

Final Call for Applications for Feb. 13 PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session

eople who want to become certified as Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 Advisors are reminded of an upcoming session in Ames and its application deadline. The Iowa Pork Industry Center is hosting the session on Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Iowa State Extension swine veterinarian Chris Rademacher said people who would like to attend need to

2018 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences announced

The Iowa Pork Producers Association is inviting the state’s pig farmers to attend one of the Iowa Pork Regional Conferences being held in February.   IPPA, along with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists. will host the meetings at four Iowa locations Feb. 19-22.   All sessions

Open Border Strengthen Canada U.S. Pork Sector Relations

Farmscape for January 29, 2018 Full Interview 10:09 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says the free flow of pork across the Canada U.S. border has helped foster strong relations between the pork sectors in the two nations. The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and efforts to address swine disease concerns were

Cedar Falls chef wins Iowa Pork culinary contest

A Cedar Falls chef was named Chef Par Excellence at the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s 32nd annual Iowa Pork Taste of Elegance contest on Jan. 22 in Des Moines.   Andrew Ungs of Whiskey Road in Cedar Falls took top honors in the culinary contest at the Veterans’ Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Trade Top Priority Issue at Iowa Pork Congress

Farmscape for January 26, 2018 Full Interview 7:23 Listen A Ste. Anne area pork producer says trade was the priority item discussed this week when representatives of Manitoba’s pork sector travelled south for the 2018 Iowa Pork Congress. A delegation representing Manitoba Pork travelled this week to Des Moines to take part in the 2018

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