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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.

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