Attendance was down slightly at the National Pork
Producers Council's 20th Anniversary World Pork Expo, held June 5-7 at the Iowa
State Fairgrounds, organisers of the event said.
According to the organisers, the slightly lower attendance came as no
surprise, because of the tough economic times producers are facing. Bryan Black,
president of the council and a hog producer from Canal Winchester, Ohio, said
weather also hindered attendance.
In total, 17,756 pork producers
attended the event, excluding exhibitors, staff, state fair workers and others
who came through the gates during the three-day event. An estimated 10 percent
of producer-attendees at the show came from outside the U.S., with at least 45
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