International interest in World Pork Expo at new high

DES MOINES - Pork producers will have the opportunity to explore the global market in a big way at this year’s World Pork Expo.
calendar icon 8 June 2006
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The World Pork Expo begins on Thursday, June 8, and continues through Saturday, June 10, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Pork Producers Council sponsors the event.

“There is a lot of international interest this year, I guess that’s the thing I noticed this year over years past,“ John Wrigley, general manager of the expo since 2001, said. Wrigley said he attributes the increased international interest in the show – and the increased plans by international guests to attend – to an upswing in the hog industry economy.

“I think pork producers are making money this year and I think that’s worldwide so they’ve got some money and it’s a little easier to spend it,“ he said. While pork exports are up, the expo focuses on the production side of the industry.

“At the World Pork Expo, we deal with the production of the animal, not the meat but there will be some packers represented. We really represent the raising of the animals,“ he said. “We promote for the producer and their interests.“

Source: AgriNews

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