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World Pork Expo

By Staff | Jun 1, 2014

A SLATE OF seminar topics will be available on Wednesday and Thursday in the Varied Industries Building during the 2014 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

DES MOINES – World Pork Expo is a hub of information for pork producers and related professionals, and at the forefront are more than a dozen free seminars scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

From on-farm management ideas, to research updates and technology insights, the seminars provide useful information that Expo attendees can apply to their pork-production businesses.

Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, Expo will be at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

“The seminars provide valuable information and address the most current and pertinent topics that pork producers face,” said Howard Hill, NPPC president and Iowa pork producer.

Business seminars

WEDNESDAY

  • 9 a.m. – DSM will present a session on eubiotics. The discussion will center on how these feed ingredients enhance nutritional welfare and promote profitable pig production.
  • 3 p.m. – Purina Animal Nutrition, Zinpro Corporation and DSM will present Feeding for 30. This will focus on sow longevity.

Producers, nutritionists and industry experts will share advice on consistent parity structures and achieving the goal of 30 pigs per sow per year.

THURSDAY

  • 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m., SFP will present a panel discussion on cost-efficient manure management.

Panelists will talk about minimizing phosphorus and nitrogen loss, while maximizing the agronomic benefits of applied manure.

  • 3 p.m. – Purina Animal Nutrition will present tips for getting pigs off to the right start. Experts will share new research and proven strategies for employee training, piglet health and organizing a pre-weaning toolbox.

PORK Academy

Pork Checkoff will sponsor PORK Academy seminars on both Wednesday and Thursday. These seminars will cover timely topics ranging from tips on safe pig handling and using a reproductive decision tree, to the economics of world markets.

All seminars will take place in the Varied Industries Building.

More details about the business seminars and PORK Academy are available at worldpork.org.

Trade show

Among its many attractions, World Pork Expo features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, with more than 375 commercial exhibits, and at least 310,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space.

Trade show hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

The swine shows begin Tuesday and conclude with the breeding-stock sales on Saturday.

World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, is sponsored by NPPC.

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