SDSU Extension will host a Transportation Quality Assurance training from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Pork Quality Assurance® Plus training from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on January 10, 2024. The trainings will take place as a part of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council Pork Congress at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel & Exhibit Hall (3200 West Maple Street, Sioux Falls, SD, 57107).
Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) is a certification program that trains pig transporters, producers and handlers how to handle, move and transport pigs. It includes training on the potential impacts transporting can have on pig well-being and pork quality.
Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus) is an education and certification program designed to help pig farmers and their employees continually improve production practices. It addresses food safety, animal well-being, environmental stewardship, worker safety, public health and community.