World Pork Expo is a highlight on the calendar for the pork industry. In addition to the global meeting of the minds, the world’s largest annual pork-specific trade show offers producers a chance to see the best that porcine-related companies have to offer.
The highlight of the trade show is the new products that help make farms better, more efficient and more productive. National Hog Farmer showcases these new offerings in the annual New Product Tour. This year, 30 products were nominated — appropriate since this was the 30th year of World Pork Expo.
Tasked with choosing the finalists were Judges Pat Thome, hog producer from Adams, Minn.; Brad Leuwerke, veterinarian from the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn., and Gary Anderson, ag engineering professor at South Dakota State University.
Thome, Anderson and Leuwerke chose eight products as finalists:
• Sensor 360 by AAF Flanders
• Precision Vaccinology by Cambridge Technologies
• Krate Klip by Fasten Solutions
• Gruel-O-Matic Rescue Feeder by HavWin
• Poly Feed Bin Lid by Hog Slat
• Flynexx by Piedmont Animal Health
• Xtreme BioShield by Midwest Ag Solutions
• PigWatch6 by Ro-Main
Thome, Leuwerke and Anderson did not rank the finalists.
A ninth product — Full Throttle Outlaw by Bazooka Farmstar — was chosen as the Producers’ Choice award winner by World Pork Expo attendees through voting at the National Hog Farmer booth during the show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
Watch the following video to get a glimpse into the process of the New Product Tour, as well as overall impressions from the New Product Tour judges.
Special thanks to videographer Willie Vogt.