|BROOKINGS, S.D. – The 2022 South Dakota Master Pork Producer winners were announced Jan. 11 during the 54th annual South Dakota Pork Congress in Sioux Falls.
Each year the South Dakota Master Pork Producers Association, composed of allied industry partners, and South Dakota State University Extension recognize outstanding pork producers in South Dakota, as well as help young people who may be interested in a future in pork production.
The four South Dakota hog operations recognized were Terry and Chad Stoterau, of Sherman; Steve Waldner, of Bridgewater; Nick Siemonsma, of Dell Rapids; and Dan Howell, of Volga. These producers, who showcase dedication and innovation in the field, were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the state’s swine industry.
“These outstanding individuals demonstrate the commitment of South Dakota pork producers to the We Care Ethical Principles, including the commitment to animal well-being, contributions to their community, producing safe pork, and support for the South Dakota Pork Producers Council,” said Ryan Samuel, SDSU Extension Swine Specialist. “SDSU Extension congratulates them.”
The We Care commitment is a comprehensive statement of ethics and sustainability that launched in 2008 to promote responsible pork production in the U.S. It was developed by the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, hog farmers and state organizations all across the country. The group’s 2021 Sustainability Report is available at www.porkcares.org.