The National Pork Producers Council last week announced entries for the 25th anniversary World Pork Expo junior show have broken previous records at more than 2,500 hogs and 850 exhibitors – a 25% increase from last year.
The 2013 World Pork Expo Junior National show will be held June 5-6 in Des Moines, Iowa.
More than 400 commercial exhibits and pork industry representatives from nearly 40 countries will join the festivities for the complete World Pork Expo, held June 5-7 at the same location.
Between the business seminars and PORK Academy, the World Pork Expo offers families the latest information for running responsible and efficient businesses, the National Pork Producers Council says.
"We have a wide variety of seminars lined up, from nutrition and feed to manure management and food safety," says Alicia Irlbeck, World Pork Expo general manager. "These free educational presentations are an ideal way for pork producers to learn more about the latest trends and developments affecting their markets and their product."
New this year is the addition of the Agriculture Building to the exhibit space, which will feature the International Visitors Center and the America's Best Genetics display, as well as a display of World Pork Expo memorabilia from the past 25 years.
Next door to the Agriculture Building is the Big Grill where attendees can enjoy a free pork lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. all three days of Expo.
Admission purchased at the gate is $15 per adult and $3 for youths aged 6 to 11; there is no charge for children 5 years of age and younger. This price of admission includes entry into Expo for all three days.
For more information, visit www.nppc.org.