About USPCE

Vision Statement:

The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) facilitates stakeholder collaboration to address complex problems facing the pork industry and society through integrated education and research.

Mission Statement:

The USPCE works with the pork industry, post-secondary education, government, and allied industries to develop education and research programs that are delivered by our partner organizations to pork producers.

About the USPCE

The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence was established on July 1st, 2005 for the purpose of bringing about a higher level of cooperation and collaboration among and between universities, the pork production industry, and government. Budget realities and attrition have forced many universities to reconsider their role in providing their pork producer clientele with research, education, and information. The current economic times have resulted in far fewer personnel and programs available for pork producers from their state universities in most cases.

As you scan the pages of this website, you will note that there are many programs that cover several areas of research, teaching and extension, whether it be the Swine Science Online program, the first ever undergraduate program in swine science, or the Pork Information Gateway, which pulls together extension specialists in all swine disciplines for contributions to this national library of information for the pork industry as well as instructors and students.  The National Swine Nutrition Guide and the National Swine Reproduction Guide are models of national collaboration to bring important information to pork producers.