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Re: National Barrow Show
Show and sale will be the same day. All market hogs delivered to Austin, Minnesota will be sold to Hormel, so yes it is a terminal show. Hogs are sold on the Hormel matrix so prices paid is strictly determined on how they fit into the grid established by Hormel. In 2018, exhibitors did not fare to well on prices, and the Breed Executives are much aware of this as is the powers to be of the National Barrow Show. Unfortunately, with Hormel as a great co-sponsor of this Historic event, we will continue to partner with them and hope that hogs delivered at the 2019 show more successfully fit into the matrix established by Hormel. We hope to see you in Austin, Minnesota on September 8-10.