This week, thousands of pork producers and agriculture professionals from around the country are gathering in Des Moines for the 2022 World Pork Expo.

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The World Pork Expo is the world’s largest pork-specific trade show put on by the National Pork Producers Council.  Each year, more than 10,000 producers and professionals attend this Iowa- based event that offers attendees education and networking opportunities.

There are more than 60,000 pork producers that produce more than 115 million hogs across the United States annually. Of that 115 million hogs, 48 million are raised right here in Iowa.

The pork industry provides around 550,000 jobs across the U.S. from local businesses to national and international brands.

Just as it is on the farm, biosecurity is an important aspect of this event. There are four biosecurity checkpoints- all of which include footbaths. Other precautions taken include no soy products from countries that are positive for African Swine Fever and no live animals.

Attendees also have the option of a variety of seminars they are able to attend whose topics range from sustainability, data, industry collaborations, nutrition, and more. NPPC President Terry Wolters, owner of Stoney Creek Farms adds,

These seminars provide opportunities for pork professionals to stay on top of the latest challenges, topics, trends, and innovations in our industry. World Pork Expo is an excellent place to learn how to improve operations and outcomes with the newest strategies.

The expo is running through Friday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  For more information about World Pork Expo, visit www.worldpork.org. For more information about NPPC, visit www.nppc.org.

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