USA, Texas, Dallas. The premier gathering of red meat industry leaders from across the globe is coming to Dallas, Texas, 31 May to 1 June. The 2018 World Meat Congress (WMC) is hosted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and the International Meat Secretariat.
In addition to presentations in meat production technologies, new product development, trade negotiations, sustainability, animal care, nutrition or consumer trends the congress makes it possible to learn more about Dallas and the surrounding area.
Located approximately 100 miles northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, it is possible to visit the Cross Timber region – a region where native grasslands meet post oak timber country. The tour will encompass three ranches: two utilizing beef cattle herds to achieve award-winning environmental improvements that have significant downstream benefits; and the other a purebred Angus operation utilizing the latest developments in genetic testing to increase the production efficiency of cattle.
The history of Fort Worth reads like the history of the American West. Attendees of this tour visit the heart of downtown, Sundance Square, and learn about Fort Worth’s colorful past. They see the JFK Tribute which honors President Kennedy’s historic stay in Fort Worth. They will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Stockyards and experience the world’s only daily cattle drive.
The 2018 World Pork Expo will take place 6-8 June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The Expo will feature a trade show with more than 500 US and international companies, educational seminars, entertainment, swine shows and breeding stock sales. In addition, one- and two-day pre-Expo tours have been organized to provide intimate views of Midwest pork production and a range of agriculture. The World Pork Expo is not part of the World Meat Congress and requires separate registration.