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Check Out the Pork Checkoff at World Pork Expo

Don’t miss the full slate of Pork Checkoff-sponsored events at the 2013 World Pork Expo, held June 5-7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. 

 

 

  Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent 

  • North of the Varied Industries Building see map
  • “Everything’s Better with Bacon!” see schedule
  • Enjoy great pork fellowship
  • Breakfast served daily
  • Sample Bacon Doughnuts, Pork Armadillo Eggs, Bacon Wonder Bars and more
  • Catch the fun at the Pork Checkoff Dunk Tank beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
  • Live radio interviews throughout the day


Pork Checkoff Booth

  • Varied Industries Building, Booth 120 see map
  • Learn about the revised Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program
  • Pick up new resources to help build continuous improvement on the farm:
                • PQA Plus® Record Keeping
                • Safety Benchmarking
                • Customizable Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Templates
                • Pig Production Environmental Footprint Calculator - Version 2.0
                • Many More
  • Plus, “What’s New in the Meat Case,” highlighting the new pork-cut names and success stories from the Pork® Be inspired® advertising and promotional campaign.

 

Hospitality Tent Schedule

Wednesday, June 5
7:15 a.m.................... Breakfast Burritos and Donut Bacon Holes (while supplies last)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...... Popcorn Bar
1:30 p.m.................... Pork Armadillo Eggs (while supplies last)
2:45 p.m.................... Bacon Wonder Bars (while supplies last)
3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m..... Dunk Tank

Thursday, June 6
7:15 a.m.................... Bacon Pancakes (while supplies last)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...... Popcorn Bar
1:30 p.m.................... Bacon Brats (while supplies last)
3 p.m......................... Bacon Chex® Mix (while supplies last)
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ........ Dunk Tank

Friday, June 7
7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.... Breakfast Burritos and Donut Bacon Holes (while supplies last)
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ....... Popcorn Bar

 

World Pork Expo Junior National Activities

For a schedule of Youth PQA Plus® and adult PQA Plus® Certification sessions and other Pork Checkoff-sponsored activities at the World Pork Expo Junior National Hog Show, visit:

National Junior Swine Association

Team Purebred


 

 

 

 
 

Pork Academy Schedule

WEDNESDAY, June 5

 
Update on PEDV: What Is It and How Will It Affect Me?
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Swine health experts from the National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will discuss the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry, provide an update on outreach efforts and outline potential research into the disease. A producer question-and-answer session will follow.
 
Secure Pork Supply:  Business continuity for the Pork Industry in a Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
James Roth, Iowa State University

In the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak in the U.S., maintaining business continuity is critical for food security and animal health/welfare in order to continue providing a safe supply of pork for consumers while focusing on disease control and eradication. A Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan being developed includes procedures – considered feasible by pork producers, processors, and state and federal agencies – which would enable the safe movement of disease-free animals in FAD-controlled areas to harvest channels or other production sites. FADs to be addressed in the SPS plan include Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Classical Swine Fever, African Swine Fever and Swine Vesicular Disease.

Feed Price Update and Daily Feed Efficiency Drivers
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University
Feed ingredient pricing and availability for the summer months will be discussed, as well as improvements in feed efficiency driven by in-barn management and nutrition.

Business Seminar Luncheon
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Upper West Meeting Room
Weather Outlook
Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University
Economic Outlook
Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics

Protect, Prepare and Prevent: Securing Your Farm and Your Reputation
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Tom M. Conley, The Conley Group, Inc.
Cindy Cunningham, National Pork Board
You’d think high input prices and animal health issues would be enough for pork producers to deal with, but lately some farms have been challenged with hog theft and even crisis situations unimaginable 10 years ago. Learn the importance of protecting your barn sites from theft and find out about Pork Checkoff-funded resources designed to help producers identify on-farm vulnerabilities, prevent potential crisis situations and respond effectively - should a crisis event occur.

Export Issues and World Markets
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board
Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board
Laurie Hueneke, National Pork Producers Council
Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University
An update on current U.S. export activities and markets; a review of market access and policy issues, including scientific barriers to trade; and a report on the utilization of pork variety meats and byproducts in foreign markets.

THURSDAY, June 6

Food Safety Analysis
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Marcos Rostagno,USDA-ARS Purdue University
Food safety is a complex multifactorial challenge encompassing different issues, as well as perceptions and attitudes. From the simple occurrence of foodborne pathogens to the complicated
antimicrobial resistance public health risk, food safety has become a critical component of pork production. This session will discuss pork safety, the farm-to-fork continuum, how producers to consumers are keeping food supplies safe and potential food safety issues in alternative pork production systems.

Update on PEDV: What Is It and How Will It Affect Me?
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Swine health experts from the National Pork Board, American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will discuss the status of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in the U.S. pork industry, provide an update on outreach efforts and outline potential research into the disease. Dr. Joseph Connor, Carthage Veterinary Service, will give a practitioner’s perspective of the disease and a producer question-and-answer session will follow.

Reproductive Decision Tree
11:15 a.m. – Noon
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Don Levis, Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy
The National Swine Production Guide allows producers to address challenges in the breeding barn by using a decision tree to reveal information about the problem and suggest corrective changes in management practices.

Business Seminar Luncheon
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Upper West Meeting Room
Weather Outlook
Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University
Economic Outlook
Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics

Industry Productivity Analysis
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Ken Stalder, Iowa State University
Data collection results from 2005 through 2012 on sow and production traits; changes in production traits over time; industry productivity in 2012; and benchmarking key productive traits.

Sow Housing
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C
Harold Gonyou, Prairie Swine Centre
Don Levis,Levis Worldwide Swine Consultancy
Ron Bates, Michigan State University
A review of on-farm scenarios demonstrating how decisions will differ to optimize animal care and welfare. Resources will be available to aid in the selection of sow gestation housing.

 

Free PQA Plus® and TQA® Programs

Pork producers interested in Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®) and Transport Quality Assurance® (TQA®) programs can participate in free training sessions on Wednesday and Thursday during World Pork Expo, presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association in partnership with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Pre-registration is recommended. Call the Iowa Pork Producers Association, (515) 225-7675, or email, lclemenson@iowapork.org, for details.

PQA Plus® and TQA® Training Schedule
Varied Industries Building, Room A-2

Wednesday, June 5
9:15 a.m. to Noon.... PQA Plus Training
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. .. TQA Training
Thursday, June 6
9:15 a.m. to Noon.... PQA Plus Training


For more information about Pork Checkoff-sponsored events and activities at World Pork Expo, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675.  For information about other World Pork Expo activities, visit www.worldpork.org.


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