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2024 pork congress - mastering quality & transport standards

2024 pork congress - mastering quality & transport standards

By Scout Nelson

The upcoming 2024 Pork Congress is set to host significant training sessions that will play a crucial role in advancing industry standards. Organized by SDSU Extension, this event will take place at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel & Exhibit Hall, an ideal venue for such an informative and impactful gathering.  

Scheduled for January 10, 2024, the Congress will include two key training segments. 

The morning session, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will focus on Transportation Quality Assurance (TQA) training for pig transporters, producers, and handlers. The program emphasizes the impact of transportation on pig well-being and pork quality, ensuring participants are well-versed in these critical aspects. 

The afternoon session, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., will focus on Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus) training, an educational and certification initiative aimed at improving production practices for pig farmers and employees.   

The program covers topics such as food safety, animal well-being, environmental stewardship, worker safety, public health, and community relations, making it essential for anyone involved in the pork production industry.  

These training sessions at the Pork Congress will not only focus on learning and certification but also on committing to the highest standards in the pork industry, allowing participants to understand their roles' impact on pork quality and animal welfare.  

The 2024 Pork Congress serves as a platform for learning, improvement, and setting new benchmarks in the pork industry, allowing industry professionals to come together, learn from the best, and commit to practices shaping the future of pork production. 


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