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World Pork Expo

World’s largest pork-specific trade show June 6-8 in Des Moines, Iowa


May 13, 2011
By Manure Manager

Thousands of people are making plans to travel to the 2011 World Pork Expo.

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Once again, attendees will fill the Main Concourse of the Iowa State Fairgrounds for World Pork Expo, June 8-10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo courtesy of National Pork Producers Council


Thousands of people are making plans to travel to the 2011 World Pork Expo. The U.S. pork industry’s newest technologies and educational seminars are just a few reasons to attend this exposition, scheduled for June 8 to 10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Once on site, Expo-goers will find trade-show exhibits featuring the very latest. They will have access to industry experts presenting business seminars on profitability and current issues. They can watch junior showmen and swine breeders exhibit some of the best market hogs and breeding animals available. And throughout the event, they will feast on great food and enjoy family entertainment.

A trade show that’s second to none
Each year, nearly 20,000 producers and industry professionals attend Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show. They can see the newest products, services and technologies offered by more than 450 commercial exhibitors that cater to the pork industry.

The trade show will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 8 and June 9, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 10. It is a prime opportunity to learn about new products and services that can improve profitability while helping produce quality pork.

30th anniversary of the New Product Tour
World Pork Expo’s New Product Tour, sponsored by National Hog Farmer magazine, allows producers to examine products and services introduced to the pork industry during the last 12 months.
These products will be on display during the trade show, where people can vote for their favorite new technology to determine the Producers Choice Award.

Seminars with the latest insights
On June 8 and 9, the fairgrounds’ Varied Industries Building will be home to a variety of educational presentations from leading experts. Expo-goers can choose from business seminars focusing on new technologies and management techniques, as well as PORK Academy presentations that cover carbon footprint, euthanasia, feed costs and nutrition labeling.

Top genetics on display
In the fairgrounds’ Swine Barn, attendees will see one of the top youth shows – the World Pork Expo Junior National. Exhibitors from throughout the country will show crossbred barrows on June 8 and purebred gilts on June 9.
Starting the morning of June 10, Expo-goers can view open-show exhibitions including both purebred and crossbred classes. The breeding stock sales will take place on June 11, from 8 a.m. until they’re completed (at approximately noon).

Grammy-caliber entertainment at MusicFest
Once again, MusicFest will be the social highlight of World Pork Expo from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 9.

Attendees can enjoy roasted pork and refreshments while watching a performance by Grammy® Awards nominee Highway 101, which has been named Vocal Group of the Year twice by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.

Another Grammy nominee, Papa Doo Run Run, has delighted audiences with its surfer sound as Disneyland’s celebrity house band for 15 years, while on tour with Jan & Dean, and now at World Pork Expo. Back for an encore performance, Tony Valdez & the Retro Rockets specialize in classic
rock ‘n’ roll.

Easy to register, stay in touch
Those who pre-register at www.worldpork.org by June 4, will receive a $10 discount off the normal at-the-door-admission price of $15 (admission is good for all three days). You also can use vouchers when you register online. Registering early means you’ll start receiving free Expo alerts via email so that you’ll always have the most current information.

The website also has the latest details about room availability at the official Expo hotels in its “Producer” section. Additional information is available when you connect with World Pork Expo on Facebook and follow World Pork Expo on Twitter (use #NPPCWPX).

World Pork Expo 2011 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 8
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trade Show
(Cattle barn, Varied Industries Building, outdoor space and hospitality tents)

Other activities

  • New Product Tour sponsored by National Hog Farmer
  • National Swine Registry – America’s Best Genetics Alley
  • World Pork Expo merchandise shop
  • Pork Academy
  • Youth PQA Plus® training
  • Business seminars sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and Techmix Inc.
  • The Big Grill
  • World Pork Expo Junior National barrow shows
  • PQA Plus® and TQA® training

Thursday, June 9
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Trade Show
(Cattle barn, Varied Industries Building, outdoor space and hospitality tents)

Other activities

  • New Product Tour sponsored by National Hog Farmer
  • World Pork Expo Junior National showmanship
  • World Pork Open Clay Target Championship (Waukee, Iowa)
  • National Swine Registry – America’s Best Genetics Alley
  • World Pork Expo merchandise shop
  • Pork Academy
  • Business seminars sponsored by Eastern Research Group Inc. & the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Cargill
  • The Big Grill
  • World Pork Expo Junior National purebred gilt show
  • MusicFest performances continue until 8 p.m. (Grand Avenue)

Friday, June 10
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Trade Show
(Cattle barn, Varied Industries Building, outdoor space and hospitality tents)

Other activities

  • World Pork Expo breed show
  • New Product Tour sponsored by National Hog Farmer
  • National Swine Registry – America’s Best Genetics Alley
  • World Pork Expo merchandise shop
  • The Big Grill
  • World Pork Open Golf Outing (Legacy Golf Course, Norwalk, Iowa)
  • World Pork Expo Junior National judging contest
  • World Pork Expo Junior National novice judging contest
  • World Pork Expo Junior National sweepstakes ceremony

Mark your calendar
This is a tentative schedule. All seminars and events are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date program information, visit www.worldpork.org .


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