World Pork Expo seminars provide information, insights

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World Pork Expo is a hub of information for pork producers and related professionals, and at the forefront are more than a dozen free seminars scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5. 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. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo will take place June 4-6 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

“The seminars provide valuable information and address the most current and pertinent topics that pork producers face,” says Howard Hill, DVM, NPPC president and Iowa pork producer. “You can pick and choose which seminars to attend — there’s something for everyone.”

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

Wednesday at 3 p.m., 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 9:30 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m., featuring a panel discussion on cost-efficient manure management. Panelists will talk about minimizing phosphorus and nitrogen loss, and maximizing the agronomic benefits of applied manure.

Thursday at 3 p.m., 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 organizing a pre-weaning toolbox.

PORK Academy Details AvailableThe 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 worldpork.org.

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 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The swine shows begin Tuesday, June 3, and conclude with the breeding-stock sales on Saturday, June 7.

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