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Swine course offerings

Swine barn exterior

PQA+ and TQA certification

  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) provides improved animal well-being and relevant food safety standards to ensure producers can  continuously improve pig well being.
  • Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) helps swine transporters, producers and handlers understand how to handle, move and transport pigs.

Piglets nursing.

SowBridge and PorkBridge

  • SowBridge is for people involved in managing or caring for sows, their litters and boars.
  • PorkBridge is aimed at those who own, manage or work in swine grow-finish facilities.

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