WPX Seminars to Focus on Business Management

by 5m Editor
22 May 2012, at 8:03am

IOWA, US - Eight business seminars will feature the latest in nutrition, herd health, manure management and price risk at World Pork Expo on Wednesday, 6 June, and Thursday, 7 June.

A highlight of the free business-seminar luncheon at noon on both days will be speakers discussing weather and economic outlooks. Expo-goers will find these business seminars and luncheons in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

“The best advice I can share regarding World Pork Expo is to carve out more than just one day to take it all in,“ says R.C. Hunt, president, NPPC, from Wilson, North Carolina. “Before and after continuing your education at business seminars, you’ll see the very latest technology on display in the trade show. Add in great food and hospitality, and you’ll have a first-rate experience along with outstanding ideas to take back home.“

Seminars highlight business management

Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Merck Animal Health will sponsor a series of presentations about factors that affect vaccination results, tips for medicating groups of pigs and deworming options. The speakers include three veterinarians who are technical services managers for Merck Animal Health: Tim Kniffen, Jack Creel and Jamie Lehman.

Wednesday afternoon, sponsors Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC and Zinpro Corporation will offer a sow nutrition forum that looks at how to make weaning 30 pigs per sow each year a reality. Gawain Willis, PhD, director of nutritional services for Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, will lead a panel discussion including pork producers and nutritionists starting at 3 p.m.

Thursday’s seminars will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a presentation, “Improve your manure from the pit up,“ that’s sponsored by SFP. Dave Schwartz, vice president of sales and business development for SFP, will talk about on-farm research that looks at phosphorus and nitrogen availability of manure applied as fertilizer.

Cargill will sponsor a series of three seminars Thursday, starting at 1 p.m. with nutritionist Kevin Touchette, PhD, Cargill, presenting ways to manage your nutrition strategy to stay competitive. Nutritionist Douglas R. Cook, PhD, Akey, will share research about managing performance with quality-challenged grain, followed by Terry Mahoney, marketing representative, Cargill, presenting new marketing tools for managing price risk.

A free business-seminar luncheon will be offered on both Wednesday and Thursday at noon in the upper level of the Varied Industries Building, courtesy of the Pork Checkoff. The luncheon program will begin at 12:30 p.m. with Elwynn Taylor, PhD, Iowa State University, talking about the weather outlook , followed by Steve Meyer, MS, Paragon Economics, presenting a perspective on the economic outlook.

Business seminar, PORK Academy details are available

More details about these business seminars and free luncheons are available by clicking here. Information about PORK Academy seminars at World Pork Expo, 6-7 June is also available. Sponsored by the National Pork Board, these educational topics will cover the latest about PRRS, feed ingredient availability, export issues and doing what’s right vs. looking for the camera.

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