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World Pork Expo opens Wednesday
Pork Network ^ | 6-1-14 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Nearly 20,000 pork producers and related professionals from 32 countries will attend World Pork Expo, June 4-6, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Expo features the world’s largest pork-specific trade show with some 375 commercial exhibits in more than 310,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibit space.

“World Pork Expo is a showcase of pork production; it’s where producers get together and share ideas,” says Howard Hill, NPPC president and Iowa pork producer. “It offers a great opportunity for pork producers to get a crash course in what’s new.”

The trade show will display the latest products, services and technologies available to pork producers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5, as well as from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7. The Agriculture Building will mark its second year of exhibits, featuring the America’s Best Genetics display and the International Visitors Center.

(Excerpt) Read more at porknetwork.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture
KEYWORDS: iowa

1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Is there a line on over/under on the number of racks of ribs served or the number of pulled pork sandwiches consumed?


2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:12:17 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: smokingfrog

Now play the musical call of the muezzins and attract muslimes so you can feed them pork. Tell them it is goat that is OK for eating, but unclean for ..., well, other purposes.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:13:15 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: smokingfrog
The trade show will have a statue of a Muslim made from pork, bacon wrapped Twinkies and Bacon ice cream...

The best place to be.... no Muslims will be there...

4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: smokingfrog

My Chester Whites, Poland Chinas and Durocs can’t wait to get there!


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:03 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

The right kind of diversity our nation needs!
By the way if you are in Des Moines; Woodies near Drake has the best barbeque in the metro.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:20:00 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Woody’s is great. Smokey D’s is up there too. Claxon’s isn’t quite as good, but it is also very, very tasty and run by very good folks.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:25:45 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: smokingfrog

Any new recipes for bacon?

All seriousness aside...

I went thru the drive thru at Bojangles yesterday, ordered a bacon, egg, cheese biscuit combo. Didn’t open it until I got home. No bacon on my biscuit. Lots of egg, lots of cheese. But no bacon.

Being the forgiving sort, we hit Bojangles on the way home from church today. Drive thru again. I told the lady at the window I was shorted on my bacon yesterday...she gave me a side order of bacon to go along with our meal. I put it on the sausage, egg, cheese biscuit I’d ordered. I was happy as a pig in mud.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:25:59 PM PDT by moovova
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To: ExCTCitizen

The safest place in town!


9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:32:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: T-Bird45

Also on Thursday, NPPC, Hog Slat and Vinny’s BBQ will collaborate to set another record for the world’s largest pork burger (previously set at the 2012 World Pork Expo). Expo-goers can watch the assembly of this mammoth burger at 5 p.m. and try a sample. A significant portion of the burger will be donated to Youth Emergency Services & Shelter in Des Moines.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:35:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Did they send invites to all the Muslims?


11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:37:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: moovova

It’s Bo time!


12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:41:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GeronL

No. But if they want some real pork experts to show up, they need to invite some DC politicians!


13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:43:23 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Wish I could be there for the festivities, love pork in its every form. I even worked on a hog farm as a teenager in the days before CAFO.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:46:11 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: smokingfrog

I would love to be there. There will soooo much different pork products to choose from. I guess the left wil fibure out how to make this festival racial towards the peaceful religion of islam.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:58:36 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: T-Bird45

Come on, this is Iowa. We’re talking about breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. Ain’t nothing better!


16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:59:34 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Busko

This is a a producer’s show. Confinement and transportation equipment, medications and diet supplements, lots of artificial insemination information, etc. A non-farmer wouldn’t find much interesting, and it’s overwhelmingly middle-aged white guys to boot.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 9:05:09 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: smokingfrog

LOL - With Joni Ernst likely to win the GOP senate primary... Most appropriate...


18 posted on 06/01/2014 9:21:51 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: smokingfrog

Two words: Country Ham


19 posted on 06/01/2014 9:24:40 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: smokingfrog

“World Pork Expo opens Wednesday”

I thought that the Democrat Convention only took place in presidential election years?


20 posted on 06/01/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT by BobL
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To: moovova

I had the same thing happen with a breakfast burger at Carl’s Jr., bacon, egg, cheese, potatoes, but no burger. Told them the next time, they gave me another whole one free.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 10:25:11 PM PDT by Hugin
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