Save the Date: June 8-10, 2016

Iowa State Fairgrounds – Des Moines, Iowa

The Pork Checkoff always has an exciting lineup of Checkoff-sponsored events scheduled for World Pork Expo.People Pigs Planet feature image

This year the Pork Checkoff is highlighting three significant topics at World Pork Expo for U.S. pork producers. Our industry’s efforts continue to be centered on doing what’s right for people, pigs and the planet and demonstrating our commitment to continuous improvement, transparency and collaboration. Producers are invited to learn more about:

  • Antibiotic rule changes that will take effect on January 1, 2017
  • PQA Plus 3.0 revision and program updates
  • Staying current on industry news and emerging events through a new texting program

Stop by the Varied Industry booth #120 or the Checkoff hospitality tent to learn more.

Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent

World Pork Expo, Pork Checkoff Hospitality Tent

 

  • North of the Varied Industries Building
  • Breakfast and bacon snacks served daily.
  • Business luncheons Wednesday and Thursday at noon. Speakers, Elwynn Taylor and Steve Meyer, will present market and weather updates.

 

 Pork Checkoff Booth

World Pork Expo, Pork Checkoff

  • 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

National Pork Board, World Pork Expo, Team Purebred, Show PigsFor 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 dinner to exhibitors on Tuesday and Wednesday, and lunch on Thursday and Friday.

 

PORK

PORK Academy

WEDNESDAY- JUNE 8, 2016

Varied Industries Building – Room C

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center

Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes for the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals and what it means on the farm.

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cybersecurity

Lane Arthur, John Deere

As technology within the agriculture industry evolves at a rapid pace, producers need to be aware of their cyber security.  Producers are at risk when they collect, process and store confidential information on computers, then transmit that data across networks to other computers. This presentation will cover topics to inform producers about cyber security, and how to protect themselves.

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Common Swine Industry Audit – Producer Perspectives and Resources

Emily Erickson, New Fashion Pork                                                           

David Bentley, Bentley Farms

As packers have begun implementing on-farm audit programs for their suppliers, the National Pork Board has facilitated the development of the Common Swine Industry Audit to reduce burdens on producers and build audit process clarification across the industry. This session will highlight progress of the common industry audit, provide an opportunity for producers to ask questions of their peers who have experienced a third party audit and share resources available for producers to utilize in preparing for an audit.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Understanding the Biology of Seasonal Infertility to Develop

Mitigation Strategies for Swine

Jason Ross – Iowa State University

Reduced productivity in the breeding herd following summer heat stress

results in a 17 percent reduction in litters annually.  However, producers have few tools to combat this problem. Research will be presented to detail the underlying biology related to the effects of heat stress on reproduction and may lead to mitigation strategies to reduce the impact on productivity.

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center

Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes for the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals and what it means on the farm.

THURSDAY- JUNE 9, 2016

Varied Industries Building – Room C

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center

Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes for the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals and what it means on the farm.

              

11:15 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“What Would the Grill Say?” – Checkoff Consumer Campaign

Ceci Snyder, National Pork Board

Come hear from The Grill and his neighbor friend, Gloria as Ceci shares the summer Checkoff consumer campaign, “What Would The Grill Say?”  The Checkoff will share to-date results and measures of consumer response.

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

U.S. Exports & International Trade

Becca Nepple, National Pork Board

Dermot Hayes – Iowa State University

Learn about U.S. pork export markets, insight into world economics and the growing opportunity for global trade.

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Changes on Antibiotic Usage

Dr. Sam Holst, Swine Vet Center

Richard Sellers, American Feed Industry Association

This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes for the responsible use of antibiotics in food animals and what it means on the farm.

 

 

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.