The Texas Pork Producers Association is the second oldest livestock organization in Texas, dating back to 1889, when it was originally established as the Texas Swine Breeders Association. Since its inception, TPPA has strived to serve the best interests of those involved in the pork industry by implementing programs designed to protect the livelihood of its members, enhance the value of swine and pork products, and increase the awareness and education of the pork industry to the public.
Across the state, there are approximately 1,000 members in the Texas Pork Producers Association, including showpig and commercial producers, Extension agents, Agriculture teachers, allied industry companies, and youth. TPPA membership is available to individuals who have an interest in pork production, even if they do not own any pigs or work for a company relevant to pork production. From the day you join TPPA, the association is at work for you. In addition to representing the industry’s interests through dialogue with state and federal government officials and agencies, the Texas Pork Producers Association also organizes producer and youth programs, and offers a variety of other member services.
Become A Member
When you join the Texas Pork Producers Association, you’re not just joining a club. Members benefit from being a part of one of the most innovative swine organizations in the country. The Texas Pork Producers Association is here to help its members in a variety of ways. Ripped from the bylaws, here are just a few of the things the association strives to accomplish:
Provide a structure for cooperation of pork producers in Texas.
Encourage the efficient production and marketing of high quality pork and pork products.
Promote the consumption of pork and pork products.
Provide educational programs.
Represent pork producers directly in legislative and regulatory matters.
Recommend and support swine disease control programs.
TPPA offers several membership options to fit your needs:
- Producer Member — This membership is designed for any individual, partnership, corporation or firm that is actively engaged in the production of swine.
- Membership Fee: $50/year.
- SIP (Strategic Investment Program) Member — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is funded by voluntary contributions from pork producers and allied industry into the Strategic Investment Program (SIP). To be a member of NPPC, pork producers agree to contribute 10 cents per $100 in value on all pigs marketed during each year into SIP. A minimum annual contribution of $100 is required. Any TPPA member that contributes to the Strategic Investment Program a minimum of $100 or the equivalent of 10 cents per $100 in value for all pigs marketed in a year will also receive credit for having paid their TPPA annual membership fees. You may include your SIP contribution in your check and we will register you as a member of both TPPA & NPPC.
- Membership Fee: $100/year.
- Youth Member — This membership option is for any individual under the age of 18 years, who is actively engaged in the production of swine.
– Membership Fee: $25/year.
- Associate Member — This membership is for any individual, organization, agency or educational institution that is interested in the advancement of the pork industry and that provides services to the pork industry on a commercial basis.
– Membership Fee: $125/year.
- Professional Member — For any individual, organization, agency or educational institution that is interested in the advancement of the pork industry and that provides services to the pork industry on a non-commercial basis.
– Membership Fee: $50/year.