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Numbers down at World Pork Expo 2008

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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 countries represented.

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