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Information and Insights at World Pork Expo Seminars

30 May 2014

World Pork Expo, a hub of information for pork producers and related professionals, will host more than a dozen free seminars.

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 back home.

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

“You can pick and choose which seminars to attend – there’s something for everyone.”

Business Seminars Offer Management Tips

Kicking off the business seminars at 9:00am on Wednesday, DSM will present a session on eubiotics. The discussion will centre on how these feed ingredients enhance nutritional welfare and promote profitable pig production.

Wednesday at 3:00pm, Purina Animal Nutrition, Zinpro Corporation and DSM will present 'Feeding for 30 – a 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.

On Thursday, SFP will sponsor two sessions, at 9:30am and again at 10:45am, featuring a panel discussion on cost-efficient manure management. Panellists will talk about minimising phosphorus and nitrogen loss, and maximising the agronomic benefits of applied manure.

Thursday at 3:00pm, 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 organising a pre-weaning toolbox.

More Seminar and PORK Academy Details

The 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

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 8:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 4 June and Thursday 5 June as well as from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Friday 7 June. The swine shows begin Tuesday 3 June and conclude with the breeding-stock sales on Saturday 7 June.

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