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Pork Quality Assurance class in Sioux Falls Jan. 8

By South Dakota Ag Connection

Swine producers and employees looking to certify or renew their Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) certifications will have an opportunity 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Exhibit Hall, 3200 W. Maple St., during the South Dakota Pork Congress.

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PQA Plus is a continuous improvement program that emphasizes good management practices in the handling and use of animal health products and encourages producers to review their approach to their herd’s health problems, according to SDSU Extension.

The PQA Plus program achieves it goals through producer training by a certified PQA Plus advisEr, an objective assessment of on-farm animal well-being and a PQA Plus survey designed to evaluate the implementation of PQA Plus in the industry.

Producers and employees looking for more information may contact Bob Thaler, SDSU Extension state swine specialist, at (605) 688-5435.