June 3-5, 2009, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines. A full slate of events and a pre-registration form is available at www.porkexpo.org.

Trade Show

Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, Cattle Barn, Outdoors
(southwest of Varied Industries Building)

At the world's largest pork-specific trade show, a wide array of pork industry products and services will be offered by over 500 exhibitors.

National Hog Farmer New Product Showcase

Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Hog Farmer Booth #623,
Varied Industries Building

Complete the New Product Tour at World Pork Expo. To participate, pick up an official New Product Tour passport at Gate 15 in the Animal Learning Center, at any of the New Product Tour participating booths and at the National Hog Farmer booth #623 in the Varied Industries Building. Have your passport stamped at all of the participating booths and you will be entered in a drawing to win the grand prize — a series of six World Pork Expo commemorative tractors! Once your passport has been stamped at all of the new product-nominated booths, bring your passport to the National Hog Farmer booth to vote for the Producer's Choice Award. There will be a daily tractor drawing, and all entrants will be entered to win the series of six World Pork Expo commemorative tractors.

Marketing Information Center

Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Varied Industries Building

The Marketing Information Center offers producers the opportunity to learn about industry trends and outlooks that impact their bottom line.

Underwriting sponsors: National Pork Producers Council, National Pork Board and Pork magazine.

Wednesday, June 3, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Seminar sponsored by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME):

  • Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation; developing a marketing plan; hedging with futures and options; educational trading tools for the hog producer with Thomas Clark, associate director, Commodity Products — Risk Management for Pork Producers.

10 a.m. to noon - Seminar presented by AgroSoft North America

Noon to 2:30 p.m. - Outlook Session with lunch sponsored by the National Pork Board

  • Hog Market, Export and Competing Meats Outlook, Glenn Grimes, University of Missouri

  • Crop and Feedgrain production and Use Scenario, Robert Wisner, Iowa State University

  • Weather and Crop-Growing Conditions, Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University

3 to 5 p.m. - ERG - (environ-mental consulting services) - Environmental and Economic Benefits of Capturing Swine Manure for Methane;

  • Financial resources available for digesters through USDA and the Farm Bill, Teresa Bomhoff, Rural Energy Coordinator, USDA Rural Development, Des Moines, IA

  • Digesters and the pork industry: An overview, Chris Voell, Program Manager, USEPA AgSTAR Program, Washington, DC

  • Case Study: Producer's perspective on a manure digester at a hog farm in Dodge, NE, Danny Kluthe, owner, OLean Energy

  • Is a manure digester right for you? A project developer's perspective, Norma McDonald, Operating Manager Phase 3 Renewables, Cincinnati, OH


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Thursday, June 4

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Seminar sponsored by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation; developing a marketing plan; hedging with futures and options; educational trading tools for the hog producer,

Thomas Clark, associate director, Commodity Products — Risk Management for Pork Producers.

10 a.m. to noon - Seminar presented by AgroSoft, North America

Noon to 2:30 p.m. - Outlook Session with lunch sponsored by the National Pork Board

  • Hog Market, Export and Competing Meats Outlook, Glenn Grimes, University of Missouri

  • Crop and Feedgrain Production and Use Scenario, Robert Wisner, Iowa State University

  • Weather and Crop-Growing Conditions, Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University

3 to 5 p.m. - Sow Seminar sponsored by APC, Inc.

  • How functional proteins work, Joy Campbell, nutritionist, APC, Inc.

  • Lactation feeding programs, Dean Boyd, director of technology, The Hanor Company

  • Case Study: Use of functional proteins in a PRRS-unstable herd, Joe Crenshaw, director of Technical Services, APC, Inc.

  • Economic impact of improved reproductive efficiencies, Derald Holtkamp, DVM, professor, Iowa State University.

Educational Seminars

Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cattle Barn Sales Arena

Underwriting Sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, AgroSoft North America, APC, Inc. and Novus International

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

10 a.m. to noon - Seminars sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health

1 to 2 p.m. - Seminar sponsored by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation; developing a marketing plan; hedging with futures and options; educational trading tools for the hog producer with Thomas Clark, associate director, Commodity Products — Risk Management for Pork Producers

Thursday, June 4

10 a.m. to noon - Seminar presented by Novus International (details unavailable at press time).

1 to 3 p.m. - Seminar sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

  • Experiences with the subclinical control of PCV2, John Waddell, DVM, Sutton, NE Veterinary Clinic

  • Impact of modified-live vaccine intervention on a population of pigs infected with a heterologous isolate, JP Cano, DVM, Central University of Venezuela, South America

  • Salmonella vaccine safety and control of salmonella typhimurium infections, John Kolb, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Seminar sponsored by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Why risk management is vital for a successful hog operation; developing a marketing plan; hedging with futures and options; educational trading tools for the hog producer, with Thomas Clark, associate director, Commodity Products - Risk Management for Pork Producers

Pork Academy

Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday June 4, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Friday June 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Varied Industries Building, Room C

Sponsored by National Pork Board/Pork Checkoff

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Wednesday, June 3

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. - What's the Real Deal with MRSA in Pigs, Pork & People? Peter Davies, University of Minnesota

10:15 to 11 a.m. - Proper Euthanasia Techniques (speaker to be announced)

11 to 11:45 a.m. - The latest information on PRRS and PCVAD, Dick Hesse, Kansas State University

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. - Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Ben Vainner, National Pork Board

2:15 to 3 p.m. - Biosecurity 101, Alex Ramirez, Iowa State University

3 to 3:45 p.m. - Is Your Pork Export-Ready? The latest on MRLs and antibiotics, Collette Schultz Kaster, Farmland Foods

Thursday, June 4

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. - Are you ready for Mother Nature? Disaster Preparedness and Biosecurity, Dr. Jim Roth, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University

10:15 to 11 a.m. - Proper Euthanasia Techniques (speaker to be announced)

11 to 11:45 a.m. - Energy Costs, Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, Inc.

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. - Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Ben Vainner, National Pork Board

2:15 to 3 p.m. - Hispanic Labor in the Swine Industry, a Thing of the Past? Orlando Gil, Training Connections/Translation Services

3 to 3:45 p.m. - What Does Feed Management Include? Alan Sutton, Purdue University

Friday, June 5

9:30 to 10:15 a.m. - Alternative Feed Ingredients, Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Energy Costs, Mike Brumm, Brumm Swine Consultancy, Inc.

World Pork Open Clay Target Championships

Thursday, June 4,
New Pioneer Gun Club, Waukee, IA

Sponsored by Phibro Animal Health/Prince AgriProducts This five-person team shoot-out has become a “don't-miss” World Pork Expo event. To register, visit the World Pork Expo Web site, www.worldpork.org or call Craig Boelling, National Pork Producers Council, (515) 278-8012.

World Pork Open Golf Tournament

Friday, June 5, (7:30 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. shotgun start)

Prizes immediately following golf, Briarwood Golf Course, Ankeny, IA

Sponsored by Alpharma Animal Health and ADM Alliance Nutrition

A World Pork Expo favorite! Reservations are being accepted for the first 144 golfers. Cost is a $125 contribution per golfer. Sign up a foursome or register individually. Registration forms available at www.worldpork.org.

National Swine Registry/Certified Pedigreed Swine, America's Best Genetics

During trade show hours, Cattle Barn

A showcase of America's most prominent purebred genetic resources provides the opportunity to learn more about the cutting edge of purebred genetics. America's Best Genetics Alley will host select seedstock suppliers, semen companies and exporting firms that serve as a world-wide resource for production systems of any scale. Producers will learn about genetics dedicated to the improvement of their bottom lines, such as lean efficiency, pork quality and lifetime maternal performance and how a comprehensive genetic evaluation, coupled with molecular technology and a verified pedigree structure can serve as a source for pure genetic progress.

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World Pork Expo Industry Tour

Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3
Departing from Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines

The Pork Industry Tour takes visitors to various industry-related organizations around Iowa. Choose from several different tours, with stops at Iowa State University, Pioneer, Hi-Bred International, Kemin Industries, IVESCO, Hy-Vee and more. For pricing and a schedule, visit www.worldpork.org.

World Pork Expo International Symposium

Wednesday, June 3
Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines

Join us for a one-day event with industry experts covering reproduction, nutrition, animal health, genetics and management, presented by Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and the Iowa Pork Industry Center. To reserve space, register at www.worldpork.org.

World Pork Expo Swine Handling & Transport Forum

Tuesday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marriott Hotel - Downtown, Des Moines

Underwriting Sponsors include National Hog Farmer magazine, the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council

This forum provides pork producers, swine handlers and transporters with current information about the handling, transporting and marketing of pigs. Topics will include the importance of stockmanship, animal welfare expectations throughout the pork supply chain and preventing transport losses to increase your economic return.

MusicFest

Thursday, June 4, 3:30 to 8 p.m.
Iowa State Fairgrounds Grand Concourse

Pork producers are encouraged to stay around for Thursday evening's hog roast, featuring musical entertainment presented street-dance style on the Grand Concourse. Entertainers will include opening act, Des Moines-area favorites, Tony Valdez and the Retro Rockets, followed by national top-10 country stars, Confederate Railroad. Headliners will be Sonny Geraci and the Outsiders. Geraci gained fame as the front man for “Climax” with hits including, “Precious and Few” and “Time Won't Let Me.”

World Pork Expo Farm ToyShow and Sale

Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featuring the sixth edition World Pork Expo commemorative toy tractor. The World Pork Expo Farm Toy Show and Sale will be held in the Cattle Barn. Check out the farm toys and memorabilia for sale.

Don't miss the chance to purchase the 2009 World Pork Expo commemorative tractor, a specially commissioned Massey Ferguson 65 with #38 Farm & Utility Loader featuring World Pork Expo ID package and movable loader arms and bucket.

A limited number of World Pork Expo tractors have been serial numbered and are available to collectors through NPPC. Those who purchase 2009 serial-numbered tractors will have the first option to purchase the same serial number in the 2010 model. Order online at www.worldpork.org or call NPPC, (515) 278-8012.

The Great Pork BarbeQlossal

Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Judging starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m.
South of the Varied Industries Building

The nation's best barbecuers will vie for a share of more than $37,500 in cash prizes and national competition points in this World Pork Expo tradition. Contestants will bring their custom-made grills and sauces to compete in the categories of whole hog, ribs, loin and shoulder, and showmanship. Big Green Egg Scramble will be held Friday evening.

Pig Races

Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Friday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northeast Corner, Cattle Barn

Racing pigs will hoof around a sawdust track at blazing speeds. It will be fun for the entire family as you participate in the pageantry of the Pig Races.

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World Pork Expo Merchandise Shop

Wednesday, June 3, and Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Varied Industries Building, South Foyer

Bring something home for the kids or, better yet, shop for yourself! Exclusive World Pork Expo apparel and merchandise…something for everyone!

Lunch at the Big Grill

Wednesday, June 3; Thursday, June 4; and Friday,June 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fairgrounds Triangle

Sponsored by Hy-Vee, Hormel Foods and Pioneer Hi-Bred International

There is such a thing as a free lunch when you visit the World Pork Expo “Big Grill.” Menu to be announced.

2009 World Pork Expo Junior National

Tuesday, June 2 through Saturday, June 6.
Swine Barn

One of the top youth shows in the nation, the Junior National Swine Show draws young showmen from across the country. For more information and schedules, visit the Junior National Swine Association Web site at www.nationalswine.com/njsa/njsa.html.

Tuesday, June 2, Noon - Earliest entries may arrive

4 to 8 p.m. - Registration and declaration of market-entry weights

Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Registration and declaration of market-entry weights

9 a.m. - All World Pork Expo Junior National entries must be on grounds

10:30 a.m. - Showmanship Clinic

11:30 a.m. - Mandatory exhibitor meeting by show ring

Noon

Ring B - Crossbred Barrow Show, followed by Purebred Barrow Show -Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire

Ring A - Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted

Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. - Showmanship

Ring A - Senior, followed by Intermediate

Ring B - Junior, followed by Novice

1 p.m. - Purebred Gilt Show

Ring A - Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted (followed by Crossbred Breeding Gilt Show)

Ring B - Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire

Friday, June 5

8 to 9:30 a.m. - Judging Contest registration by judging rings

10 a.m. - Judging Contest

12:30 p.m. - Novice Judging Contest

4 p.m. - Sweepstakes Ceremony

All World Pork Expo Junior National hogs are released after the Sweepstakes Ceremony, but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the World Pork Expo Sale.

2009 World Pork Expo Breed Shows and Sales

Wednesday, June 3; Thursday, June 4; and Friday, June 5
Swine Barn

Tuesday, June 2, Noon - Earliest hogs may arrive.

Thursday, June 4, 8 a.m. - All hogs must be on the grounds, check-in and scanning of boars

Friday, June 5, 7:30 a.m. - Ring A

Hampshire show followed by Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire boars and gilts; crossbred boars

9 a.m. - Ring B

Chester White show followed by Spotted, Poland China and Berkshire

Saturday, June 6

9 a.m. - Ring A

Hampshire sale followed by Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire boars and gilts; crossbred boars, crossbred gilts (from WPX Junior National only)

10 a.m. - Ring B

Chester White sale followed by Spotted, Poland China and Berkshire.