Almost 75% of swine herd covered by PQA Plus

Pork industry's animal welfare and quality assurance education program surpasses 57,000.

A total of 57,214 pork producers, contract growers and employees have achieved certification in PQA Plus, which is the pork industry's animal welfare and quality assurance education program, according to Bill Winkelman at the National Pork Board. Additionally, 16,333 farm sites have completed assessments, or compliance, with PQA Plus, covering 74.2% of the U.S. swine inventory, he said in remarks to a board meeting at the National Pork Forum in Orlando, Fla., this week.

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