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World Pork Expo

Don’t miss all of the Pork Checkoff-sponsored events at the 2014 World Pork Expo, held June 4-6 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The Pork Checkoff has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo 2014. Producers can even make their plans early and keep up-to-date on everything that is going on at the World Pork Expo with a mobile app sponsored in-part by the Pork Checkoff.

Checkoff Hospitality Tent

  • North of the Varied Industries Building
  • “Generations of Progress”
  • Enjoy great pork fellowship
  • Breakfast and bacon snacks served daily.
  • Free lunch Wednesday and Thursday at noon.
  • Business luncheons have moved to the Pork Checkoff Hospitality tent. Business luncheon speakers, Elwynn Taylor and Steve Meyer, will present market and weather updates.


Pork Checkoff Booth

  • Varied Industries Building, Booth 120
  • Learn about new Checkoff resources
  • Have your questions about certifications or other Checkoff programs answered
  • Learn how you can better incorporate We Care® into your farm


World Pork Expo Junior National Activities

For a schedule of the 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

The Pork Checkoff will provide breakfast and lunch to exhibitors on Thursday and Friday.

 

PORK Academy Schedule

WEDNESDAY- JUNE 4
Varied Industries Bldg. Room C

Moderator: Bryn Jensson, National Pork Board

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                                                               

Safe Pig Handling

Bill Winkelman, National Pork Board

The Checkoff's new Safe Pig Handling Tool reinforces fundamental safety concepts while depicting real-life, specific situations encountered in daily pork production. This resource is designed to be used for one-on-one meetings, small groups and self-study training sessions.

 

Moderator: Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                                                                             

Industry Productivity Analysis

Ken Stalder, Iowa State University

Learn about the current data collection results, changes in production traits over time and benchmarking key productive traits.

 

Moderator: Lee Johnston, University of Minnesota                                                                   

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SowBridge/Pork Bridge Session

Importance of Educating Others about Pork Production

Jon Hoek, Belstra Milling Company

This session will provide insight on what Belstra Milling has learned in educating the public about pork production through the Fair Oaks Experience, located in Indiana.

 

Moderator: Chelsey Branderhorst, U.S. Pork Center of Excellence

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Reproductive Decision Tree

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.

 

Moderator: Becca Hendricks, National Pork Board

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

World Market Economics and the Importance of Trade

Dermot Hayes – Iowa State University

Attend to find out more about U.S. pork export markets, insight into world economics and the opportunity for global trade.

 

 

THURSDAY- JUNE 5
Varied Industries Bldg. Room C

Moderator: To be determined

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        

PEDV Research Update

Lisa Becton, National Pork Board

This session will provide the most current research information for PEDV.

 

Moderator: Lisa Becton, National Pork Board

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     

PEDV – Lessons Learned & Next Steps

Harry Snelson, American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Liz Wagstrom, National Pork Producers Council

Attend to find out the most up-to-date information on the current status of PEDV in the United States, including lessons learned and what’s next.

 

Moderator: Allan Stokes, National Pork Board

11:15 p.m. – Noon p.m.     

Sustainability in Pork Production – Pigs, Planet, People

Jamie Burr, Tyson Fresh Meats

Attend this session and learn about the development of a pork industry sustainability framework and producer tools to help support this framework will be presented.

 

Moderator: Sherrie Webb, National Pork Board

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Pain Management

Dr. Pairis-Garcia, Iowa State University

Dr. Anna Johnson Butters, Iowa State University

This session will define pain and how it can be measured in pigs, including the legal parameters for using pharmaceuticals. Also at this session, learn about research on the effectiveness of products that reduce or eliminate pain associated with tail docking and castration.

 

Moderator: Bryn Jensson, National Pork Board

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Safe Pig Handling

Bill Winkelman, National Pork Board

The Checkoff's new Safe Pig Handling Tool reinforces fundamental safety concepts while depicting real-life, specific situations encountered in daily pork production. This resource is designed to be used for one-on-one meetings, small groups and self-study training sessions.

 

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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