World Pork Expo 2012

  • Jun 8, 2012

    Hog Prices Could Rebound Going into Summer, Meyer Says 1

    Hog prices have been disappointing of late, not reaching the $100 mark that many expected. The hog market could have life left in it, however, according to Dr. Steve Meyer. Meyer, a regular speaker at World Pork Expo, talked about the outlook for hog prices and for wheat feeding in this interview...More
  • Jun 8, 2012

    Busy year for the pork industry, farm bill task force co-chair says

    The U.S. Senate has agreed to take up the farm bill proposed by its Ag Committee, but there’s no guarantee the legislation will be passed this year. Sam Carney, a producer from Adair, Iowa, talks about the National Pork Producer Council’s farm bill priorities and legislative issues in this interview...More
  • Jun 7, 2012

    Pork Producers Worried Egg Legislation Could Set Precedent

    The introduction of the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 in both houses of Congress has touched off a wave of concern among other livestock groups. The NPPC's Audrey Adamson talks about some of those concerns and the impact of the legislation in other countries...More
  • Jun 7, 2012

    2012 shaping up to be good year for corn and soybeans in Midwest 5

    The skies were overcast at this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. But those clouds may have a silver lining for hog and cattle producers. Iowa State University's Elwynn Taylor told World Pork Expo attendees that the 2012 corn and soybean crops are off to a good start...More
  • Jun 7, 2012

    Pork Producers Report Little Use of Open Pens in University of Missouri survey 28

    Some pork producers have moved to open pens for sows, but the overwhelming majority continue to use gestation stalls, according to a University of Missouri study released at World Pork Expo. Dr. Ron Plain discusses the results and some inplications of the study in this interview following a press conference at the Expo in Des Moines, Iowa....More
  • Jun 7, 2012

    Gestation stall-less rules would have economic impact on pork producers 1

    Recent announcements from food service companies and retailers about bans on gestation stalls for sows have sent shock waves through the industry. Some estimate the bans could costs producers $200 to $300 per sow to convert their facilities. AgStar's Mark Greenwood talked about the impacts during a press conference at World Pork Expo...More
  • Jun 6, 2012

    It's time for dialogue with producers on sow housing issue, NPPC official says. 14

    Several food service outlets and retailers have announced gestation stall-free policies for pork products in recent months. But none of those have offered to sit down with pork producers and determined how the policies can be implemented -- or better yet paid for. The National Pork Producers Council's Dallas Hockman talked about the lack of dialogue and the economic impact of such policies during an interview at World Pork Expo....More
  • May 31, 2012
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    World Pork Expo 2013

      Excitement is building for World Pork Expo, to be held June 5-7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. This year World Pork Expo celbrates its 25th anniversary, and National Hog Farmer will continue the magazine's tradition of bringing you up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest pork industry-specific trade show.
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