Business Seminars

There’s a reason why World Pork Expo is one of the most anticipated events in pork industry! Each day offers many opportunities for connection and education — from the expansive trade show and the informative seminars to industry networking and evening social events. It’s all waiting to be discovered at World Pork Expo.

Be sure to check back frequently as we are always adding new opportunities and activities to the World Pork Expo schedule!

Wednesday, June 7

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Turning Animal Agriculture’s Toughest Challenges into Our Biggest Opportunities

Digital technology such as sensors, artificial intelligence and cloud-based programs are playing a larger role in our lives. But what role does digital technology have in addressing animal agriculture’s biggest challenges? How do we use this technology in our sustainability efforts to showcase the positive aspects of our farms?

Join Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech as he hosts a conversation with key individuals in digital agriculture. The panel will discuss topics such as digital technology’s role in animal agriculture and how we can turn our biggest challenges of pig health, labor shortage, and profitability into opportunities that create environmental and economic sustainability and ensure A Planet of Plenty for both consumers and pork producers.

Sponsored by: Alltech/Hubbard Feeds
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Because health and nutrition are no longer two separate conversations

Join Cargill and Swine Vet Center for a discussion panel regarding nursery health in the US swine industry today and slat-level strategies to improve clinical outcomes. Topics to be covered include:

  • Current status of common swine nursery diseases such as PRRSV, Strep. suis, and E. coli
  • Changes to traditional medical treatment strategies
  • The impact of husbandry and environment of clinical disease
  • “Getting vets and nutritionists at the same table”
    • How nutritionists can utilize the knowledge of the herd veterinarian
    • Bringing veterinarians into conversations around nutritional strategy: education and application
    • Determining best nutritional strategies for health-challenged nursery pigs

Presenters: Dr. Brooke Smith, Cargill; Dr. Ryan Strobel, SVC; Dr. Henry Johnson, SVC; Dr. Chris Sievers, SVC

Sponsored by: Cargill
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Economics Shaping the Pork Industry

Join ADM animal nutrition for a panel discussion with special guests, including industry-leading economists and risk management consultants, covering the economic outlook of the pork industry. This interactive discussion will cover topics of global trade and domestic demand for both crops and pork, and share the short and long-term economic outlook.

Panel Discussion will run 2pm-4pm with happy hour to follow from 4pm-5pm.

Sponsored by: ADM
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room B

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Because if you aren't optimizing profits, nothing else matters

Market outlook, diet strategies, optimum market weights, it all matters when it comes to your profitability. During this roundtable, you'll hear from experts in marketing, nutrition, and production discussing best strategies for optimizing profits and reaching your operations goals.

Presenters: Scott McAdoo, Cargill; Dr. Chris Parks, Cargill; Dr. Trey Kellner, AMVC; Mike Porth, Partners for Production Agriculture; Rick Sietsema, Sietsema Farms

Sponsored by: Cargill
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D

Thursday, June 8

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

ScaleUp™ Program: Optimizing Pork Produced per Sow Lifetime

Profitability is a key driver for sustainable pork production. From gilt development through market weight, intelligent trace mineral nutrition is helping producers optimize their productivity. Join us in the conversation with our Novus and invited experts to discuss how nutrition can Scale Up pork production efficiency in a sustainable manner.

Opportunities for Optimizing sow Lifetime Productivity
Brad Lawrence, PhD, Senior Technical Services Manager, NOVUS

Sow Impacts on Progeny
Jesus Acosta, PhD, Global Swine Research Manager, NOVUS

Feeding for a Healthy Herd
Alex Hintz, DVM, Technical Services Manager, NOVUS

Seminar Chairperson
Brandon Reinbold, PhD, Senior Manager Global Swine Technology, NOVUS

Sponsored by: NOVUS
Varied Industries Building, Meeting Room D