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Pig wellness, assured

176 certified Pork Quality Assurance Plus advisors improved the well-being of over 11 million pigs.

Diane DeWitte holding piglet
pig icon with text "11+ million"

Diane DeWitte, Mankato-based Extension educator, specializes in swine. Along with educator Sarah Schieck and Extension animal scientists, she brings research-based programming to pork producers across Minnesota. Consumers care that livestock are treated well on the farm. Pork producers and transporters assure the well-being of pigs through Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance Certification training. Recommendations are research-based, and farm visits are part of the evaluation.

The results? Minnesota hog farms meet and exceed expectations of the national pork industry, and consumers enjoy that tasty bacon with confidence.

Extension podcast for pig farmers

Hear from Extension faculty, educators and graduate students about their swine research. Podcasts are released bimonthly.

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