Assessment of Producer Implementation of Pork Quality Assurance Good Production Practices
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