November 30, 2005

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JoAnn Alumbaugh

Bob Brcka Joins PigCHAMP as Marketing Manager

Ames, IA – Bob Brcka recently joined PigCHAMP, Inc. as the company’s new Marketing Manager. In this capacity, Brcka will develop and implement programs to advance the use of PigCHAMP products and services.

Brcka brings extensive experience to his new position. He received an agricultural journalism degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa. Previously, he served as advertising/sales promotion manager and retail marketing manager for Land O’Lakes, Inc. Additionally, he was director of marketing/strategic planning for Pioneer Hi-Bred International. Most recently, Brcka was the business process manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines, Iowa.

“I'm very excited about joining the PigCHAMP team,” says Brcka. “The PigCHAMP brand and product family have a large and loyal following in the swine industry. What really impresses me is the renewed sense of focus and commitment to providing customers with innovative solutions to enhance the productivity of their operations. Based on solid relationships with innovators in the swine industry, PigCHAMP employees have a deep understanding of how to use data to make pork production processes more efficient. With our current product offerings and exciting enhancements in the works, PigCHAMP will continue to lead the way in helping pork producers collect and analyze information to make their businesses more profitable. Add to that the best training and support programs in the industry, and PigCHAMP is well positioned to build upon its leadership position.

“I'm also pleased that PigCHAMP is an integral part of the family of businesses,” continues Brcka. “I've dealt with the use of computer technology in production agriculture for over 20 years, and is clearly developing the most complete and effective information exchange to take advantage of current and future use of digital technology. I'm looking forward to helping producers optimize the tools and information available to them through this progressive company.”

PigCHAMP ( is the global leader in software and knowledge services for the pork industry, and is a member of the family of companies. Ltd. is a leading provider of innovative information products and services, with software solutions for the global agriculture and food industries. can be accessed through its internationally recognized agriculture information portal, which has business services and resources for the 10,000-plus agribusiness and producers who use it each day. The company operates across North America with offices in Ames, Iowa; Clinton, North Carolina; Fresno, California and London, Ontario, Canada. For more information, go to: