Heading off to the Big Pig Show

Cindy Zimmerman

World Pork Expo 2008I am heading down the road today to attend the 20th World Pork Expo in Des Moines, with coverage sponsored by Novus International and their line of pork products and programs.

I have to admit being a “newbie” – even though I worked for Brownfield Network a number of years, I never attended WPX – so this will be my first. (Note to Cindy Cunningham: be gentle with me!)

This year is the National Pork Producers Council event’s 20th anniversary of serving as the world’s largest trade show for the pork industry. 30,000 visitors are expected this year and the trade show will feature more than 1,000 booths displayed by some 450 different companies.

The event I am most looking forward to is the pork checkoff-sponsored Great BarbeQlossal on Saturday. World Pork Expo Junior National Show will be held through Friday and the National Swine Registry 2008 World Pork Expo Breed Show and Sale is Friday and Saturday.

All this and more at the Big Pig Show! Stay tuned.

AgWired coverage of World Pork Expo is sponsored by:

Livestock, Novus International, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo