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Chris Rademacher, Laura Greiner, Brett Ramirez Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Seasonal insect bites on market swine can cause skin lesions leading to significant trim loss in packing plants, up to $7.00-15.00 per head in the...
Some people love to work with numbers and data, and some people love to work with people. Edison Magalhaes counts both among his skills and looks forward to sharing his excitement with colleagues and pork producers in Iowa. As...
Addison Randall is the newest member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association team. She was hired to fill the Program and Events Manager vacancy after Brielle Smeby’s promotion to Producer Outreach Director. Randall graduated from Iowa State University in...
Sports and pork are two staples of American culture, both encompassing valuable lessons of integrity and accountability. Through those practices come stronger relationships imperative to the success of a team, which could be considered the “Champion’s Code.” The four...
Event Overview: The 2024 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference is scheduled for July 23-24. This essential event focuses on current challenges and advancements in swine disease management. Registration Details: Early Bird Registration: $210 (ends July 12, 2024) Late...
Smithfield Foods has announced the closure of its Altoona, Iowa, facility, set to take effect in August 2024. This decision is part of Smithfield's broader strategy to optimize its operations and enhance efficiency across its network. The closure will...
A federal judge has sentenced Robert Bickerstaff, 52, from Rock Rapids, Iowa, to six months in prison for defrauding pork producers. Bickerstaff, who served as the regional manager of an Iowa livestock dealer, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according...
Lauren Meier of Bondurant and Kirby Cook of Winthrop are spending their summers interning with the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Both are Iowa State University students interested in a career in agriculture. However, their family backgrounds are quite a...
The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) recently released their June 2024 newsletter, highlighting several key updates and initiatives. Key topics include: New Research and Innovations: Ongoing projects in swine health and nutrition, aiming to improve productivity and welfare. Upcoming...
The 12th Nutrient Requirements of Swine committee is requesting ingredient composition data from the feed industry to be considered within the revised edition. The nutrients of interest include those of the previous edition as well as nutrients associated with...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brielle Smeby as its new Producer Outreach Director. Smeby, a 2023 graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Animal Science, brings a wealth of...
When porcine epidemic diarrhea virus struck U.S. pig herds in 2013, the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory – which carries the nation’s largest swine caseload – scrambled to design a high-capacity test to keep up with the outbreak. The...
If you want something more than a run-of-the-mill pork industry program, look no further: Iowa Swine Day offers the most current information on emerging critical industry topics by renowned speakers from the U.S. and around the world. Organized and...
Dennis Heemstra, proud steward of the land, emphasizes that most farmers are dedicated to preserving and improving their land. He and his wife, Lori, farm near Primghar in O'Brien County, Iowa, managing a 3,300-head wean-to-finish site and 700 acres...
Iowa Select Farms has announced the appointment of Nick McCulley as the new president of its pork operations. McCulley brings with him a wealth of experience, boasting a 22-year track record in the swine production industry. His expertise spans...