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South Dakota Pork Congress

January 10 @ 8:00 am - January 11 @ 5:00 pm

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This engaging two-day event features a trade show, annual business meetings, educational seminars for producers, and a Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet on January 11. The event gathers over 160 exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology, equipment, veterinary supplies, and construction within the pork industry. Highlighting the event is a talk by Guest Speaker Damian Mason on January 11, 2024, at 10 AM. Join us to explore the innovations and celebrate the achievements of the pork industry.

The South Dakota Pork Congress is an illustrious annual gathering celebrating the strides of the South Dakota swine industry. Now in its 55th year, this congress exemplifies the spirit of communal growth and education within the industry, showcasing the latest in technology, veterinary supplies, construction, and more. The event is a testament to the ongoing progress made over the decades, as highlighted in a 2010 gathering marking 41 years of advancement in the swine industry.


The South Dakota Pork Industry holds a pivotal role in the state’s economy, contributing significantly to its economic output. With a mission to promote the growth and positive image of the pork industry through education, research, marketing, and responsible policy.  the South Dakota Pork Producers Council has continually advocated for the industry’s evolution toward productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

Event Highlights:

  1. Trade Show: Discover the latest innovations from over 160 exhibitors showcasing technology, equipment, and supplies essential for modern pork production.
  2. Educational Seminars: Engage in informative sessions aimed at enlightening attendees on crucial industry topics and best practices.
  3. Master Pork Producers Recognition Banquet: Celebrate the remarkable contributions of state swine industry leaders at the Recognition Banquet, where several individuals and families will be honored for their outstanding achievements.
  4. Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus and Transportation Quality Assurance (TQA) Training: Take part in essential training sessions hosted by SDSU Extension to update your PQA Plus and TQA certifications.
  5. Live Auction: Participate in an exciting live auction following the Recognition Banquet, an event that encapsulates the collaborative spirit of the Pork Congress.
  6. Networking Opportunities: Mingle with industry professionals, share experiences, and foster valuable connections that will benefit your operations and the broader pork industry.


January 10 @ 8:00 am
January 11 @ 5:00 pm


South Dakota Pork Producers Council
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Ramkota Inn Exhibit Hall
3200 W Maple St
Sioux Falls, SD 57107 United States
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