NEWS NOW from IPIC


Iowa Pork Industry Center

Aug 8, 2019

THOUGHTS FROM 109 KILDEE

Secure Pork Supply planning workshops
Planning ahead for a Foreign Animal Disease outbreak may reduce some of the stress for you and your employees while preparing the appropriate actions for your operation. Remaining scheduled workshops to help pork producers prepare via the Secure Pork Supply plan are available Aug. 5, 6, and 13
. All are hosted by Iowa Pork Industry Center in collaboration with the Iowa Pork Producers Association and the Center for Food Security and Public Health. More opportunities may be scheduled as interest and need continue.

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NEWS
Iowa State personnel help with numerous Iowa State Fair events
Speaking of the Iowa State Fair, Iowa State folks may seemingly be everywhere you look. For example,Animal Science faculty, staff and graduate students will be working the Iowa Pork Producers Association pork tent on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Monday, Aug. 12. Staff and volunteers will provide a STEM animal science exhibit in the 4-H Building Thursday, Aug. 8, and work at the swine skillathon in the swine show area on Sunday, Aug. 11. Faculty, staff and members of Block & Bridle will direct and help with the Iowa 4-H Swine Show Sat., Aug. 10 through Tuesday, Aug. 13. And faculty and staff from meat science will be working with Iowa Meat Processors Association to hold the IMPA annual Iowa State Fair Ham, Bacon and Smoked Cured Beef competition in the Agriculture Building on Thursday, Aug. 8. Want more info? Check out the Iowa State Fair schedule.

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Four ISU students named to NPB Social Forces Team
Nearly one-third of the 2019 #RealPigFarming Social Forces Team comes from Iowa State. Congratulations to Cole Spain, Morgan Fitzsimmons, Jake Sterle and Rachel Frazier for being selected. They'll work with each other and various social media tools to help share information, insights and inspiration about the pork industry. Read more about the team and their plan of action on the NPB website.

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PRODUCTION TIP
Production animals or show pigs?
Agricultural youth programs like 4-H and FFA are great venues for engaging youth in the pork industry. However, the idea of competition in the show ring occasionally overtakes the educational value. IPIC supports numerous youth and collegiate swine activities and encourages all producers to embrace the concept of preparing the next generation of pork producers and instilling proper education and production components to youth swine projects.  Show day is a success only if all participants have an industry learning experience. Take a trip through the alleys in the swine barn at the Iowa State Fair this month and talk to young folks there about their project and their animals.

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IT'S A DATE
Continuing. PQA Plus and TQA producer certification sessions presented by ISU extension swine specialists. See the IPIC website calendar for these and other events.

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Aug. 8-18.
Iowa State Fair. Des Moines, IA.

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Aug. 9.  PQA Plus advisor certification session.  See our certification page
for session information and to application forms.

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Sept. 14-17. Allen D. Leman Swine Conference. St. Paul RiverCentre, MN. Early registration rates end Aug. 14.

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Nov. 13-15. Pig Welfare Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. Provided through National Pork Board.

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DID YOU KNOW?
New animal health inspection requirements at 2019 Iowa State Fair

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, State Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand, and Iowa State Fair officials announced new animal health inspection requirements for swine exhibitors at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. These additional exhibition requirements were developed with input from veterinarians and other third-party experts and are designed to promote biosecurity and animal health as African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread across China and other parts of Asia and Europe.

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FOR THE RECORD
USDA AMS revises Livestock Mandatory Reporting direct swine report
Since the LMR began in 2001, the quantity of negotiated prices for barrows and gilts has declined drastically, from 17% of the market then to about 1% today. That has made it difficult to publish regional market information without violating confidentiality requirements. So, as of July 31 this year, AMS moved to reporting only weighted average prices for carcass and live basis negotiated barrows and gilts. Daily volumes and price ranges on several reports, including the Iowa-Minnesota are no longer being shown. More info in this article on PORK. See links to the AMS direct swine reports here.

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NEWS NOW   Vol. 19, no. 4
August 2019

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