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To our young pork producers out there, ages 8-18:
We highly encourage you to be certified through the Youth Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (Youth PQA Plus®) program. Why? Because by following good health, nutrition and management procedures, you can make sure your pigs perform at their highest level, and are a wholesome pork product for consumers.
The Youth PQA Plus® program educates producers about safe procedures when managing hogs. The program emphasizes the 10 good production practices (GPP) that are important for pork producers to complete as they demonstrate their commitment to “quality assured” pork production. These 10 GPPs are a set of guidelines to follow for the safe, healthy, efficient and humane production of pork.
For more information about the Youth PQA Plus® program, visit http://www.pork.org/Certification/2344/youthPqaPlus.aspx