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45th Iowa Pork Congress coming to Des Moines


The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will host its 45th annual Iowa Pork Congress on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Pork Congress is North America’s largest winter swine tradeshow and conference and it will feature 10 seminars, 300 exhibitors, training sessions, fun social events and exciting youth activities.

IPPA President Al Wulfekuhle said,¬†“We’re happy to offer Pork Congress each year and are excited about the 2017 version.”

The business seminars are offered at no additional cost to attendees and cover some of the most important issues facing pig farmers.

Seminar topics include managing margins in a market downturn, current swine health trends and the Veterinary Feed Directive. Several of the pork industry’s top experts will lead the discussions.

Hog farmers will be able to obtain or renew their PQA Plus and TQA certifications, and a certification session for confinement site manure applicators is being offered.

Nearly 300 different swine-specific companies will fill the Hy-Vee Hall tradeshow floor marketing such things as flooring and feed efficiency products to weight monitoring equipment and feed supplements.

“I invite producers to take advantage of as many of the activities and seminars as possible. Pork Congress is a great place to learn and share ideas,” Wulfekuhle said.

For more information about registration visit www.iowaporkcongress.org.