The National Pork Producers Council, which consists of 42 affiliated state associations, is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, enhancing opportunities for the success of pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and world markets.
The Iowa Pork Producers Association serves as a unified voice for Iowa’s pork producers. IPPA is a grassroots organization that consists of approximately 70 structured county associations across the state, with more than 4,000 affiliated and associate members. Every producer, regardless of size, has a voice in IPPA through a county-elected delegate system.
The Pork Checkoff was created by Congress in 1986 as part of The Pork Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1985. The program is funded by collecting $0.40 per $100 of value anytime pigs are sold. The purpose of the Pork Checkoff is to strengthen the position of pork in the marketplace, specifically focusing on the areas of promotion, research and education.
In 2003, Eichelberger Farms joined with several other pork producers to form Triumph Foods. The goal was to form an integrated business model, where the owners are involved in the entire food process – from farm to fork. The company opened its processing facility in St.Joseph, Missouri in 2006, and now processes in excess of 6 million pigs each year and employs over 2,800 people.
Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods joined together to create a new pork processing plant in Sioux City, Iowa. This new plant, called Seaboard Triumph Foods, or STF, began operations in the fall of 2017.
Daily’s® Premium Meats is jointly owned by Triumph Foods and Seaboard Foods. They have been making the finest quality smoked and processed meats since 1893. From Daily's signature honey-cured bacon to delicious hickory smoked hams, Daily's® Premium Meats offers a variety of products for both food service and retail.