It was nice to “Meat” You at the World Meat Congress

As I traveled to Dallas, Texas for the 22nd Annual World Meat Congress, I  didn’t have a keen sense of what to expect. My standard barometer for measuring a successful event is when I can walk away having absorbed three to four new concepts that can be applied to improving how our industry promotes pork […]

U.S. pig farmers part of a cohesive, diverse business

By Mike Skahill, Vice President of Government Affairs for Smithfield Foods U.S. pig farmers are part of a unique business that knows few boundaries, geographic and otherwise. At the recent World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas, that message was loud and clear. It is simply an awesome opportunity to attend such an event that showcases […]

World Meat Congress

Dallas, Texas hosted the World Meat Congress and over 700 participants from throughout the globe. The National Pork Board was well represented and was a sponsor of the event. In this edition of Pork Pod, we hear from two pig farmers, Derrick Sleezer of Cherokee, Iowa and Karen Richter of Montgomery, Minnesota. Derrick and Karen participated in the World Meat Congress and offer insight into this unique event.

Pig Farmers’ Vital Role in a Global Business

The World Meat Congress is a biennial gathering of everyone from farmers and exporters/buyers to economists and meat scientists from around the world focusing on key issues affecting the meat and livestock sector. This year’s event, held May 30 to June 1 in Dallas, Texas, brought together more than 700 of the world’s meat industry thought leaders.

Pork Checkoff Showcases U.S. Pork at Launch of World Meat Congress

Industry leaders to engage with key international stakeholders, promote U.S. Pork

Leaders from around the globe are gathering in Dallas today and tomorrow for the 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC). Key international stakeholders and National Pork Board leadership and staff will engage in real-time discussions of issues affecting the international marketplace for pork and other commodities.

Pork Checkoff to be Featured at World Meat Congress

Biennial Global Event to be held in Dallas May 30-June 1

For the first time in more than 20 years, the world's premier gathering of red meat industry leaders is coming to the United States, and the Pork Checkoff is a major sponsor of the event. Hosted by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS) and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), the 22nd World Meat Congress will be held in Dallas May 30-June 1, 2018.

World Meat Congress – Investing in U.S. Pork Exports

By Bill Luckey, Chair of the NPB International Marketing Committee and Pork Producer from Columbus, NE In May, leaders from around the world will gather to discuss issues impacting global meat markets (beef, pork and lamb) and international marketing at the World Meat Congress (WMC). The WMC is a biennial conference, held in a major […]

U.S. Pork to be Elevated to the Center of the Plate at World Meat Congress

By Craig Morris, Ph.D., Vice President, International Marketing When the 22nd World Meat Congress kicks off on May 30, there will be no mistake which protein is in the spotlight – pork. Thanks to a proactive effort between the National Pork Board and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)—and a substantial investment of your Checkoff dollars—this […]