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Rommereim Honored at South Dakota Pork Congress
South Dakota Ag Connection - 02/11/2020

The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) honored Steve Rommereim from Alcester, South Dakota with the Dedicated and Distinguished Service Award at the Master Pork Producers Banquet. "The Dedicated and Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who provides outstanding and dedicated service to South Dakota's pork industry; and Steve certainly has demonstrated this type of service to our industry. We are proud to honor him with this award," commented SDPPC Executive Board member and association services and membership committee chairman, Bill Larsen of Wolsey.

Steve and his wife Charlotte farm near Alcester, South Dakota. They have two daughters. Steve is the owner, manager and operator of Highland Swine, which markets 12,000 pigs annually. Steve and his family are also part owners in SDI Pork LLC, which finishes 120,000 hogs annually.

Steve was elected to the National Pork Board in 2014 representing SD on a national level. During his tenure on the National Pork Board he has served in each officer role, President in 2018 and on numerous committees, including the 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force.

He is past president of the South Dakota Pork Producers Association, Ag United for SD and currently serves on South Dakota Animal Industry Board. Steve was recently elected to the Executive Committee for the U.S. Animal Health Association.

The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) was created in 1954 to responsibly serve, support and enhance the success of the South Dakota pork production industry. Along with managing industry issues and improving the image of the pork industry, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council works to insure a safe, wholesome product for the consumer's confident consumption. South Dakota's pork producers have 170,000 sows and they produce 339,000 farrowings per year. South Dakota is ranked #9 in pork production and ranks #2 in pigs per sow. South Dakota ranks 9th nationally in number of pigs born in the state. South Dakota's pork industry contributes $2.1 billion overall economic impact of SD's Swine Industry. Also, South Dakota pork industry contributes $17.4 million in total tax revenue.

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