Eight business seminars will feature the latest in nutrition, herd health, manure management and price risk at the World Pork Expo on June 6 and June 7.

The June 6 morning seminar, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, features a series of presentations about factors that affect vaccination results, tips for medicating groups of pigs and deworming options. The afternoon seminar, sponsored by Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC and Zinpro Corporation, will offer a sow nutrition forum that looks at how to make weaning 30 pigs per sow each year a reality.


The June 7 morning presentation, “Improve your manure from the pit up,” will feature Dave Schwartz, vice president of sales and business development for SFP, discussing on-farm research that looks at phosphorus and nitrogen availability of manure applied as fertilizer. Cargill will sponsor a series of three afternoon seminars with nutritionist Kevin Touchette, Ph.D., Cargill, presenting ways to manage your nutrition strategy to stay competitive. Nutritionist Douglas R. Cook, Ph.D., Akey, will share research about managing performance with quality-challenged grain, followed by Terry Mahoney, marketing representative, Cargill, presenting new marketing tools for managing price risk.

The World Pork Expo takes place June 6–8 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. More than 450 commercial exhibits will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The breeding stock sales will continue on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. until they’re completed at approximately noon.