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World Pork Expo

  • 8 Jun 12:55

World Pork Expo This week is the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. It is the premier annual Pork Expo held in the World. The who’s who of the American and Global Swine Industry will be represented. The Expo is a showcase of what’s new in the industry and a celebration of the worlds most eaten meat – Pork. At the Expo this year Genesus as Founding Sponsor will in conjunction with the National Hog Farmer, America’s leading Swine Magazine and Swine e-letter organization will launch the Global Mega Producer Program. Global Mega Producer recognizes Global Swine producers with over 100,000 sows. There have been 26 Global Mega Producers identified. In total. Read more...

Iowa welcomes World Pork Expo

  • 8 Jun 09:25

Iowa welcomes World Pork Expo The annual World Pork Expo, held in Des Moines, IA, United States, shall kick off on Wednesday, June 8, welcoming more than 20,000 pork producers and agricultural professionals from Northern America and the rest of the world. Theevent, held June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, is presented by theNational Pork Producers Council(NPPC). The event likes to brand itself as 'the world's largest pork-specific trade show', offering educational seminars, national youth swine shows, open shows and sales, as well as grilled pork and more. Producers, exhibitors and media from about 48 countries are expected to attend the 2016. Read more...

Weekly Overview: World Pork Expo Roundup

  • 9 Jun 11:15

Weekly Overview: World Pork Expo Roundup Last week saw over 20,000 pig producers and other professionals gather in Des Moines, Iowa, US, for the 2015 World Pork Expo trade show. Covering the event forThePigSite, Sarah Mikesell spoke to some of the most important figures in the North American pig industry about some of the current major issues. Jim Long, president of Genesus, spoke about how the Russia import ban and thehuge sow liquidation in Chinawill support EU and North American markets. Mr Long said that all indications show that over 7 million sows have been eliminated from the herd. In context, 7 million sows is equal to Canadian and US sow production combined. "I believe we are going to get a. Read more...

World Pork Expo: PEDv Update - Not Nearly As Severe in 2015

  • 5 Jun 10:59

World Pork Expo: PEDv Update - Not Nearly As Severe in 2015 Dr. Howard Hill, past president of the National Pork Producers Council, provides a US industry update on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), reports Sarah Mikesell live from the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. US producers have seen a bit of a reprieve from PEDv and aren't seeing the significant losses like the industry experienced in 2014. "We do have outbreaks this year, but most of the outbreaks have occurred in finishers rather than sow farms like they were last year," said Dr. Hill. "Most of those are occurring after the first cut - after we take the first pigs to market - and we believe that the trucks are being contaminated. Read more...

World Pork Expo: Steve Meyer's US Economic Outlook

  • 4 Jun 13:10

World Pork Expo: Steve Meyer's US Economic Outlook Steve Meyer, vice president of pork analysis with Express Markets Inc. Analytics, shared an outlook for the US pork industry on the opening day of World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Meyer first addressed the weakening of prices, noting that West Coast port issues were the "first domino that fell" which backed product up and put domestic buyers of pork in an advantageous position. "As prices began to fall at the wholesale level and the producer level there was a very strong incentive to speed up marketings - if you know they are going to be worth less next week then you want to ship them this week. So that pushed hog numbers higher during the first. Read more...

World Pork Expo: Update on Global Pork Trade Issues

  • 3 Jun 11:35

World Pork Expo: Update on Global Pork Trade Issues World Pork Expo opens its gates on Wednesday to an expected 20,000 attendees during the three day show from more than 20 countries. On the eve of the show, ThePigSite spoke to Dr. Howard Hill, past president of the National pork Producers Council and current chair of the trade committee, about global trade issues that the pork industry is facing. Dr. Hill offers an explanation of the current status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade Promotion Authority and Country of Origin Labeling. Watch the interview here. Dr. Hill also said producers attending the World Pork Expo will have the opportunity to learn more about pork trade issues at the. Read more...