PIG Web Site Has Improved Features

Nebraska producers aided in creating online tool.

The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have upgraded the Pork Information Gateway, or PIG, Web site for improved visibility, says Duane Reese, UNL swine specialist.

The site is nebraska.porkgateway.org/web/guest1/home.  

The newest feature is the PIG Library, which provides questions and answers, fact sheets and references about pork production.

"Nebraska pork industry personnel should realize some immediate benefits from these upgrades," says Reese.

A username and password is required to view the PIG Library, but the entire site remains free for all users.

The Web site now supports Mozilla Firefox and Safari Internet browsers and the search engine has been improved to mirror that of industry leaders. A "Remember Me" option also has been added to PIG to allow returning users to remain logged into the site.

PIG is an online resource tool for the U.S. Pork Industry launched in 2006 by the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence. The center, housed at the National Swine Research and Information Center at Iowa State University, was established in 2005 as a public/private partnership to bring together academic expertise in research, teaching and extension related to pork production.

Two governmental agencies; two industry associations; 14 state pork producer associations, including the Nebraska Pork Producers Association; and 24 land-grant universities are involved in the coalition.

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