World Pork Expo Wraps Up 30 Years

By: Vet-Advantage
December, 2018
Record numbers of exhibitors, seminars and live hogs reflect a vibrant industry


More than 20,000 producers, employees and pork professionals attended the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6-8 in Des Moines, Iowa. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council, the Expo also welcomed nearly 1,000 international guests from 35 countries to Des Moines.

Marking its 30th year, the 2018 Expo presented a record number of trade-show exhibitors, hospitality tents, educational seminars and live hogs in the Junior National show. A long-time highlight, the Big Grill – staffed by Iowa’s Tama County Pork Producers Association – served up more than 10,000 free pork lunches over the event’s three days.


Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo 2016

By: Vet-Advantage
November, 2016

Producer Optimism Shines at the 2016 World Pork Expo 

This year’s World Pork Expo reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the 28th annual Expo featured the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, a range of educational seminars and issue updates, and another Junior National swine show that filled the barns to capacity. The Big Grill served up more than 10,000 lunches; allied industry hospitality tents lined the streets of the Iowa State Fairgrounds; and MusicFest provided an evening of fun and fellowship.

Categories: Community, Conferences and Trade Shows, Livestock Winter 2016, Livestock, World Pork Expo


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