Feed-Production Fact Sheet Will Help Cut Costs

by 5m Editor
4 April 2008, at 10:19am

IOWA - Rapidly increasing costs are making it difficult for pork producers to turn a profit, and so the US Pork Centre of Excellence, Pork Checkoff program and university experts from around the country have created a tipsheet that addresses the challenges now facing the industry.

Called 'Practical Ideas to Address High Feed and Production Costs', the tipsheet is available on Kansas State University´s Pork Information Gateway (PIG) at

"We know that it has been difficult as of late for pork producers," said US Pork Center of Excellence director David Meisinger. "Our hope is that with this document, producers are able to find ways to cut down on their costs and ultimately improve their profitability."

On-line Resources

In addition to strategies from researchers, the tipsheet provides links to resources located within PIG and throughout the Internet.

PIG is an online resource for the pork industry that provides information about pork production. A user name and password is required to view its library, but the site is free for all users.

The US Pork Center of Excellence, is housed at the National Swine Research and Information Center at Iowa State University. Established in 2005, it is a public/private partnership that links academic expertise in research to teaching and extension related to pork production. Two government agencies, two industry associations, 14 state pork producer associations and 24 land-grant universities are involved in the coalition.

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