Texas Pork Industry Conference & Youth Symposium  


Friday July 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT
Saturday July 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM CDT

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Hotel Information

Ask for the Texas Pork Producers Association's special room rate!

YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center 
2033 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, TX 78028

1-877-967-3767 - Toll Free

Driving Directions 


Cassidy Smith 
Texas Pork Producers Association 

Trade Show Exhibitor Information

Texas Pork Industry Conference and Youth Symposium is a great opportunity to showcase your products and promote you business.

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Conference Sponsorship

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The Texas Pork Industry Conference and Youth Symposium is an event for everyone interested in the pork industry. Adults and youth will engage in a variety of activities throughout the weekend to expand their knowledge and skills, while visiting and meeting other producers and industry leaders from around the state.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 11th
 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m     Registration
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     PQA Plus Training
6:00 p.m.                         Friday Night Family Cook-out (Location TBD)

Saturday, July 12th
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m        Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.       Welcome
8:15 a.m.                           Round 1 Breakouts (Pick 2 of the 3; Session are 45 minutes each)
                                                 * Advertising & Marketing through Multi-Media Outlets
                                                 * Pork Cuts: Differences in Value, Cooking Methods, Nomenclature
                                                 * Farrowing House Issues/ Reproductive Wet Lab
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.   Trade Show Break   
10:30 a.m.                          Round 2 Breakouts (Pick 2 of the 3; Session are 45 minutes each)
                                                  * Online Sales: The Ins & Outs and everything that goes into an online sale;    
                                                     producer requirements

                                                  * Pork Cooking Demostration
                                                  * National Swine Reporductions Guide: How to Utilize
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      Lunch & Trade Show Break
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.        TPPA Annual Membership Meeting; Pork Act Delegate Election;
                                              Honoary Members Award Presentation

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.         National Pork Board Update / PEDv Discussion, Biosecurity, Updates,
                                              TVMDL Testing

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.         Youth Contest Award Presentation
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.         Veterinarian Discussion
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.         Trade Show Break
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.         Hospitality and Fun  Auction
7:30 p.m.                             Awards Banquet