History of the Nebraska Feeder Pig Expo

University of Nebraska 2007 Swine Day Report. In the early 1970s a signifi cant number of feeder pigs were imported into Nebraska. Recognizing the poten- tial for increased feeder pig produc- tion within Nebraska, University of Nebraska President Woody Varner commissioned an ad hoc committee of pork producers, agri-business per- sonnel and extension specialists. The newly formed Pork Industry Develop- ment Task Force recognized the need for new swine facilities, and improved animal health, markets, and banker- producer relations. This prompted a discussion to initiate a pork exposi- tion.