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World Pork Expo seminars offer insights


June 6, 2011
By Manure Manager

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World Pork Expo seminars offer insights
The National Pork
Producers Council offers opportunities for learning and
networking with a series of business seminars during the 2011 World Pork
Expo.

June 3, 2011, Des
Moines, IA — The National Pork
Producers Council
 offers opportunities for learning and
networking with a series of business seminars during the 2011 World Pork
Expo
.

These free seminars
feature discussions about risk management, pig nutrition and health, and
anaerobic manure digestion. Expo-goers will find these business seminars, which
are sponsored by five leading companies, in the Varied Industries Building at
the Iowa State Fairgrounds on June 8 and 9.

“Producers throughout
the world come to World Pork Expo for one reason: to see what’s state-of-the-art
in pork production and technology,” says NPPC president Doug Wolf of Lancaster,
WI. “It’s a chance to hear experts present the latest information, then talk
with them face-to-face.”

Business seminars tackle
a variety of management topics:

Manure digester systems
— real-world case studies, what's important to consider and resources that are
available — are the focus of Thursday morning’s seminar sponsored by AgSTAR.
The speakers include Jerry Foster, Cargill Pork LLC; Norma McDonald, Organic
Waste Systems
; Shannon Chase, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Allison
Costa, AgSTAR.

Wednesday afternoon,
sponsor TechMix Inc.
is using a “training camp” theme to discuss preparing pigs for optimal
performance. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State University head football coach, joins
these speakers for the seminar: Dr. Steve Patterson, Northeast Veterinary
Service, Shelbina, Mo.; Dr. Mark Bertram, First Choice Livestock LLC; Bob
Lantz, Chr Hansen Animal Health & Nutrition; and Todd Rasmussen and Brent
Ratliff, TechMix.

Cargill
begins its Thursday afternoon seminar with a discussion about managing
ingredient adversity in a volatile world by nutritionists Dr Kevin Touchette
and Dr. Ken Mooney. Then, Matt Leininger and Terry Mahoney will talk about
proactively managing market exposure and strategies for reducing capital needs.

The effects of PCV2 on
finishing pig growth performance, and options for PCV2 and Mhp vaccination
headline the business seminar sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough
Animal Health
. Veterinarians Dr. Brad Thacker, Dr. Charlie Francisco
and Dr. Rich Schlueter from Intervet/Schering-Plough will present this
information on Wednesday morning.

On both days, CME Group
is sponsoring presentations on risk management for pork producers. Thomas Clark
from CME Group will discuss trading tools, hedging and how to develop a
marketing plan.

More details about these
business
seminars are available at www.worldpork.org. You’ll also find
information there about Pork Academy seminars
at World Pork Expo, June 8 and 9. Sponsored by the National Pork
Board
, these educational topics range from the latest about PRRS, to
managing feed costs and efficiencies while putting U.S. pork on the world’s
table.

World Pork Expo takes
place June 8 to 10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. More than 450 commercial
exhibits will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 and 9,
as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 10. The breeding stock sales will
continue on June 11, from 8 a.m. until they’re completed (at approximately
noon).

For more information,
visit www.nppc.org.


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