Pork Information Gateway


The Pork Information Gateway (PIG) is a FREE, web-based library for the U.S. pork industry.

The PIG online library provides the industry with fact sheets, “how-to” guides, videos and other resources.

The information is categorized by the following categories:

  • Production & Management Systems + Animal Behavior & Welfare
  • Business Management + Human Resources + Worker Health & Safety
  • Swine Health
  • Facilities & Equipment + Environmental Stewardship
  • Breeding & Genetics + Nutrition + Reproduction
  • Marketing + Statistics
  • Pork Quality + Pork Safety
  • Youth Projects + Small/Beginning Producers (alternative/niche production)

Visit the Pork Information Gateway


P.I.G. Graduate or Post-Doctoral Student Editor Program

The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence will work with up to four graduate/post-doctoral students to serve as year-long editors and content creators for specific categories on the Pork Information Gateway, with the expectation that the faculty mentor/supervisor will oversee student work before final submission to the Pork Information Gateway. Each $20,000 award is to be used by a faculty mentor/supervisor to help support a graduate student or post-doctoral student. The funds are renewable for an additional year upon satisfactory progress.

Click for 2023 Request for Proposals – Pork Information Gateway Graduate/Post Doctoral Student Editor Program

Program Timeline

  • Applications open through July 31, 2023
  • Notification by August 18, 2023
  • Program starts Fall 2023
    • Mandatory training session for both the faculty mentor and selected student
  • January 2024, mid-point progress report including pathway to update content for specific categories
  • May 2024, Final Report and/or future plans for progress


Meet the 2021-2023 Editors:

Student and Faculty Mentor Testimonials

Category: Swine Health and Animal Welfare

  • Student:  Name: Dr. Gabi Doughan
  • Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • University: Iowa State University | Swine Medicine Education Center
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Iowa State University – Swine Medicine Education Center

Category: Human Resources, Business Management, Worker Health and Safety

  • Student:  Jorge Yair Perez-Palencia, PhD – Post doctoral Research Associate, South Dakota State University
  • Advisor: Dr. Crystal L. Levesque, PhD – Associate Professor, South Dakota State University