One of the big draws of the Iowa Pork Congress is their dynamic trade show that draws in pork industry vendors to show off their latest technology, products and scientific advances. Here's a few that caught my eye.
Iowa Pork Congress keynote speaker Andy Curliss, CEO of the NC Pork Council, will discuss how a significant, coordinated effort is threatening animal agriculture, not only in his state, but across the country.
Travel the country. Meet farmers from other states. Develop your leadership skills. Sound interesting? Consider applying for the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy or the Illinois Future Leaders Class of 2020-2021.
A new genome editing method is creating swine that remain in a pre-pubertal state, thus eliminating the need for surgical castration, according to a release from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Genomic editing technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 offers tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress, but a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) appears likely to stifle research and development.
From the evolution of genetic performance and the improvement of phenotypic preferences, to the initiation of youth involvement and education, raising purebred hogs today looks very different from what it used to.