World Pork Expo attendance tops 34,000
A total of 34,565 people, including the USDA under
secretary of agriculture, attended the 19th annual World Pork Expo, the National
Pork Producers Council's (NPPC) trade show and showcase for the pork industry.
The 2007 attendance was 10% more than the 2006 attendance
Pork producers and exhibitors from around the country and
from more than 50 nations crowded the Iowa State Fairgrounds June 7-9, sampling
pork barbeque, visiting the 1,000 exhibit booths of the 450 companies in
attendance, learning about new products and participating in educational
The number of international visitors is estimated at 2,300,
traveling from some 50 different countries around the globe.
"This World Pork Expo was a huge success," said NPPC president
"We had pork producers and swine industry
representatives from across the country and visitors from Canada, Brazil, Japan
and dozens of other countries. As the premier showcase for pork producers and
industry experts, Expo was able to showcase our industry and let producers know
what NPPC is doing to keep our industry competitive."
USDA under secretary for marketing and regulatory programmes
Bruce Knight spoke to NPPC strategic investment programme members at a lunch and
addressed farm reporters at press conference.
Knight took the latter
opportunity to discuss US beef trade with South Korea; the USDA's effort to
re-tool the national animal ID system (NAIS); and how the agency is moving
forward on re-opening the US border to older Canadian cattle.
â€¢ World Pork Expo
â€¢ National Pork Producers Council
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