Iowa Pork Congress Set for Jan. 24-25

The 2007 Iowa Pork Congress is set for the Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Jan. 24-25.

The theme of the 35th annual conference is “It’s All Here!” The nation’s largest winter swine show will feature nearly 300 companies, including several new exhibitors, 20 educational opportunities and a variety of other events and activities.

Close to 500 booths will cover the trade show floor from accounting firms, animal health companies and waste management equipment to feed-related companies and more. The exhibit hall is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Educational sessions will provide new insights into porcine circovirus-associated disease and animal disease, animal well-being, sow culling, regulations, ethanol, dried distiller’s grains with solubles and specialty pork marketing.

Company representatives will discuss new products, systems and practices at Pork University seminars.

Activities start Jan. 22 with the Taste of Elegance at the downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel.

The IPPA Annual Meeting and the Iowa Pork Congress Kickoff Reception and Auction will be held Jan. 23.

The Winter Pork Picnic to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa and the Iowa Pork Congress Banquet take place Jan. 24.

Preregistration costs $4 and is available at For more information, call IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or visit