A New Vision for Africa

Laura McNamara

Changing the African vision from one of short-term pay-offs to that of long-term success was one of the key issues for panelists at the “Education and Knowledge Building in Animal Agriculture” breakout session. The session was one of fifteen being offered at the 2008 U.S. Africa Agribusiness Forum. The workshop, sponsored by Novus International, featured a panel of experts that …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Education, Energy, Farming, Food, Livestock, Novus International, Technology

Nigeria an Emerging Market for Agriculture

Laura McNamara

There is money to be made in Nigeria. Dr. Isa Yugada, Executive Governor of the Bauchi State in Nigeria assured every potential investor of that at the 2008 U.S. Africa Agribusiness Forum. Isa highlighted Nigeria’s natural habitat for a diverse selection of crops including tomatoes, sorghum, maize, millet, rice, cassava, beans and more. He added that Nigeria possesses poultry, livestock, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, International, Novus International, Poultry

From African Farm to American Fork

Laura McNamara

The Corporate Council on Africa wants U.S. investors to realize their potential in African agribusiness opportunities. That’s why the CCA is showcasing the African food value-chain at the 2008 U.S. Africa Agribusiness Forum. The CCA wants public and private sectors alike to cross borders and bring “farm to fork.” I’ll be covering the forum here at the Hyatt Regency in …

Ag Groups, Agribusiness, Farming, Food, International, Novus International

Great Pork BBQLossal

Cindy Zimmerman

The winners of the 21st Great Pork BarbeQLossal have been officially announced – and the Grand Champions are Mike and Beth Wozniak of Brimfield, Illinois. They are the second two-time champions in a row for the event. They previously won in 2004. I spent some time at the BBQlossal before heading home on Saturday and got to speak with the …

Audio, Novus International, Pork, World Pork Expo

Hog Stampede at WPX

Cindy Zimmerman

About 100 Harley Davidson motorcycles cruised down the main drag at World Pork Expo Saturday morning – the annual “Cruisin’ with the Hogs” event. Gotta appreciate the tie-in there. Harley Davidson has actually been quite prominent around the expo this week I noticed. I wondered why the NAMA Bombers and Leah Guffey weren’t here – it was certainly an event …

Novus International, Video, World Pork Expo

Putting the Pork in World Pork Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

What would World Pork Expo be without Pork? I guess just World Expo – right?? There is an abundance of pork at WPX, actually. Every hospitality tent offers pork for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or appetizers. Kinda goes with the territory, doncha know? Here we see our National Pork Producer president Bryan Black cutting up some pork outside the NPPC tent, …

Food, Novus International, Pork, Video, World Pork Expo

Novus Nutrition Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

The slogan for Novus International is “Performance Through Innovation” and that is why they employ more than 50 Ph.D. Animal Nutritionists and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine who work continuously to create new products and programs for animal health and nutrition. One of those is Dr. Brad Lawrence, a swine nutritionist who is manager of technical services for the Novus pork …

Animal Health, Audio, Novus International, Swine, World Pork Expo

Flying Pigs

Cindy Zimmerman

Who says pigs don’t fly? They do at World Pork Expo. The flag is a perfect image of the weather we had today in Des Moines – windy and sunny. Just a beautiful day. It’s fun to walk around the expo and see just how clever people are with the whole pig theme. You can see more shots of pig …

Novus International, Swine, World Pork Expo

Glorious Day at WPX

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second night in a row last night we had a major storm pass through the Des Moines area, and for the second day in a row the weather has been gorgeous. Today was even better than yesterday, which did get a bit muggy at times, even though we had some high winds. It was sunny and very pleasant. …

Novus International, World Pork Expo