Countdown to World Pork Expo begins

By Chloe Ryan

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Last year's show. Photo credit: National Pork Producers Council
Last year's show. Photo credit: National Pork Producers Council

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Delegates with links to the pork industry are preparing to travel to Des Moines, Iowa, for the World Pork Expo, being held on 3-4 June.

Hosted by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the event will include more than a dozen seminars. Seminar hosts include Harrisvaccines, offering a look at how rapid-responding vaccines can be used for emerging diseases. Swine health experts from the USA and the Philippines will join the panel to discuss the latest research porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv).

The United Soybean Board will also present two sessions on profitability, and how demand for soy-based biodiesel affects the supply of soybean feed.

"To me, the most important activity for pork producers at World Pork Expo is the educational seminars,"​ said Ron Prestage, NPPC president and South Carolina pork producer. "The exchange of ideas and information is invaluable. The seminars cover such a wide range of topics that all types of producers can capitalise on new insights they can take back home."

There will also be presentations on regulatory changes in antibiotic use, a PEDv update and the Common Swine Industry Audit. Other presentations will zero in on sow lifetime productivity, mitigating seasonal losses and additional management topics.

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