Pork Congress Jan. 14-15 in Sioux Falls

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The 46th Annual Pork Congress will be at the Sioux Falls Ramkota Hotel and Exhibit Hall Jan. 14-15.

This is an action-packed, informative, two-day event for the South Dakota pork industry including a trade show, annual business meetings (checkoff and non-checkoff), educational seminars, Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet, live auction following the Wednesday banquet, and Thursday awards luncheon.

Schedule

January 14

Trade Show Exhibitor Set Up: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Trade Show Open: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ramkota Exhibit Hall

(Day #1 Silent Auction begins)

Checkoff Annual Meeting: 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Amphitheatre I

Coffee & cookies sponsored by TOPIGS/NORSVIN, South Dakota Soybean Processors, Great Western Bank, 1st Dakota National Bank and Farm Credit Services of America

2016 Pork Act Delegate Election: 10 a.m. Amphitheatre I

What the future holds for packer audits by Dallas Hockman; NPPC, Bryn Jensson; NPB: 11 a.m. Seminar Area – Sponsored by SD Corn, SDSU Extension & National Pork Checkoff

Pork Burger Lunch Exhibit Hall Annex 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Sponsored by SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council, John Morrell & Co. & prepared by Lynch Livestock

PQA Plus Certification by Dr. Bob Thaler, SDSU: 1 p.m. Seminar Area

Youth PQA Plus Certificationby Megan Nielson, SDSU Extension: 1 p.m. Front Lobby Area

TQA Certification by Kurtis Sweeter, John Morrell & Co.: 3 p.m. Seminar Area

Silent Auction Ends (Day1): 3 p.m.

Trade Show Closes: 5 p.m.

Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet: 5 p.m. Social Hour-Cash Bar-Popcorn, 6 p.m. Dinner in Washington Room. Tickets available at the SDSU Extension Booth #306

“Sold! What’s Next?” Live Auction and Cash Bar Following the banquet – Auctioneering sponsored by Girard Auction & Land Brokers, Inc.

January 15

Non-Checkoff Annual Meeting of Members (SIP Investors): 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Amphitheatre I. Coffee & cookies sponsored by TOPIGS/NORSVIN, South Dakota Soybean Processors, Great Western Bank, 1st Dakota National Bank and Farm Credit Services of America

Trade Show Open: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ramkota Exhibit Hall (Day 2 Silent Auction Begins)

Awards Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Roosevelt Room – Sponsored by John Morrell & Co. and National Pork Checkoff

OR Pork Brat Lunch Exhibit Hall Annex11:30 AM – Sponsored by John Morrell & Co. and prepared by Lynch Livestock

Day 2 Silent Auction ends: 1:30 p.m.

Managing the Health of SD Swine Herd by Scott Dee DVM MS PhD Dipl; ACVM; Pipestone Systems; Dwight Mogler; Jane Christopher-Hennings DVM, MS; SDSU Diagnostic Laboratory: 3 p.m. Washington Room – Sponsored by SD Corn, SDSU Extension & National Pork Checkoff

Trade Show Closes: 3 p.m.

SIP Membership Reception & Pork PAC Silent Auction: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Roosevelt Room. All SIP investors and interested producers are welcome. Rack of pork prepared by Lynch Livestock, Ribs sponsored by Premium Iowa Pork and beverages by National Pork Producers Council.

SDPPC Executive Board Meeting: 7 p.m. Crystal Room

In 2014, over 90 exhibitors displayed the latest technology, equipment, vet supplies, construction and more at the annual trade show.