World Pork Expo draws more than 10,000; international visitors return

Pork producers focused on weathering the storm of high feed and construction costs along with other inputs.


Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

via National Hog Farmer - Jun 16, 2022


The World Pork Expo completed its 34th year on June 8-10, with more than 10,000 producers and industry professionals convening at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, Expo features the world's largest pork specific trade show and a first look at many new technologies and innovations.


"World Pork Expo is a great place for pork producers to interact and share ideas," says NPPC President Terry Wolters, and owner of Stoney Creek Farms, Pipestone, Minnesota. "Producers are always on the hunt for ways to improve the productivity and sustainability of their operations, and enhance the care and wellbeing of their animals. Between the trade show, seminars and personal interactions, Expo delivers that and much more."


Notable at this year's Expo was a return of more international visitors, including pork industry personnel from Mexico, Canada, Europe, South America and some Asian countries.


In addition, Expo attendees were treated to a favorite tradition, the Big Grill, once again staffed by Iowa's Tama County Pork Producers Association and friends. During the three-day event, more than 3,500 free pork lunches were served.


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