The study reported here was undertaken to measure the implementation rate of best management practices recommended by the Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) program. Data were collected via face-to-face interviews and observations with 78 pork producers in four states. The level of compliance regarding physical activities required by the PQA program was about 88%. But only about 48% of producers maintain adequate continuing education and documentation of production practices. We conclude that a sizable majority of producers perform the physical tasks needed to produce wholesome pork, but there are opportunities for improvement in regard to documentation of medication administration.
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Hughes, C. D., & Kephart, K. B. (2008). Assessment of Producer Implementation of Pork Quality Assurance Good Production Practices. The Journal of Extension, 46(1), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss1/8