NPPC President Pleased with Pork Expo

AgWired Animal, Audio, NPPC, World Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Association (NPPC) has been presenting World Pork Expo since 1987, and this year may go down as one of the best and biggest. “Last year we had 20,000 visitors and we think we may go over that this year,” says Ken Maschhoff, NPPC president and Illinois pork producer. The weather has been great and there are … Read More

Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Swine, World Pork Expo

On opening day of World Pork Expo, Aptimmune Biologics launched the world’s first commercially available mucosal PRRSV vaccine for swine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s autogenous mucosal PRRS vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE® proprietary vaccine technology, which offers producers and veterinarians a revolutionary approach to PRRSV management. The mucosal vaccine offers a new class of vaccine to combat a devastating and … Read More

#WPX17: A Showcase of the Pork Industry

jamie johansenAg Group, AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, NPPC, Pork, Swine, World Pork Expo

This week we hit the agriblogging highway for the 2017 World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosts the annual event taking place June 7-9 and will feature the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, youth and open swine shows, market outlook sessions and of course pork of all … Read More

PORK Academy Seminars Return to World Pork Expo

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, Education, Pork, Pork Checkoff, World Pork Expo

The Pork Checkoff’s Producer Opportunity for Revenue and Knowledge (PORK) Academy sessions will once again be held during this year’s World Pork Expo. Seminars will run Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, to help educate pig farmers on the latest trends in pork production. “The PORK Academy sessions offer more … Read More

JBS United Honors Dr. Maynard Hogberg

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, World Pork Expo

Dr. Maynard Holberg was presented with the 2016 John B. Swisher Leadership Award, an annual honor presented by JBS United to an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities and has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the swine industry, earlier this month during the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. “This award is especially meaningful, not just … Read More

BASF & Balchem Introduce Amasil

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine, World Pork Expo

BASF and Balchem Corporation introduced Amasil® during the 2016 World Pork Expo. The formic acid has been approved for use by swine producers in the United States. In pig diets, Amasil is considered the most potent organic acid for feed acidification by simply lowering the pH of the feed. The less favorable environment for bacteria reduces feed-borne pathogens and decreases … Read More

Aptimmune Uses Novel Tech to Fight Swine Pathogens

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pork, PRRS, Swine, Vaccine, World Pork Expo

Aptimmune was formed in 2010 and specializes in the development and application of prophylactic measures against viral diseases of swine. Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Federico Zuckermann, and full-time facility member at the University of Illinois, is the inventor of the patented vaccine technologies. Just last year the small team raised their first round of funding and brought on CEO, Aaron … Read More

NPPC Veterinarian Talks Animal Health at #WPX16

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Health, NPPC, Policy, Swine, World Pork Expo

Animal health was a major talking point during the 2016 World Pork Expo, and Dr. Liz Wagstrom, DVM, Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), was on hand to discuss several of the most hot button animal health issues facing the pork industry today. In an interview with AgWired’s Jamie Johansen, Dr. Wagstrom dug into some of the … Read More