The National Swine Growers Council was renamed the National Pork
Producers Council located today in Des Moines, Iowa. The group was
formed in 1954, to bring together the various state swine associations
into a national organization. Goals at that time were listed as
The production of quality hogs and pork products.
Provide an effective voice for the pork producers of the
country. Maintain a strong united voice.
Encourage and stimulate strong organizations of swine growers
throughout the nation.
Increase the present per capita consumption of pork, pork
products and pork by-products in the United States and in foreign
Protect the general interests of the swine growers of the
Protect and improve the health of the swine population and
the people who produce, consume and process pork. Promote uniform,
effective health control measures.
Advocate and promote research and study which will yield more
efficient methods of producing and marketing swine and more effective
and efficient methods of retailing pork.
Through all educational means, serve the interests of the
Otherwise respond to the needs of those who produce the pork
for America's tables.