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Posted by CPS on May 7, 2020, 1:33 pm
Good afternoon from the office of Certified Pedigreed Swine. In these unusual circumstances and trying times, it is necessary to update you on decisions made regarding Nationally sponsored Pig Shows. With the COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing, wading through the social distancing, state and county requirements allowing for large gatherings, your Executive Committee has been updated on what is possible and not possible as far as pig shows are concerned. It is not possible to conduct a National Pig Show (Exposition) in Indianapolis, Indiana in the month of June 2020. Your staff has contacted several venues across Mid- America the past few days and have not found a facility of state allowing us to host a pig show of this magnitude within their state. This has necessitated the cancellation on the 2020 Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana scheduled for June 8-13.
The 2020 Summer Type Conference and National Jr. Show "WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE" is still scheduled to exist as planned in Des Moines, Iowa July 7-11. The powers to be in Iowa are hopeful as we are that they will allow this important show to proceed but as we all know things can change by the hour. Stay tuned.
Additionally, the CPS Executive Board and Team Purebred President have unanimously voted to extend an offer to National Swine Registry and NJSA to participate as well. They have accepted this invitation and we will alter plans and schedules to accomodate this joint event. It will be obvious that some typically important events and schedules we have been used to in the Jr. Show will most likely need to be altered or eliminated or changed. The good news is that as of this hour, there is a Summer Type Conference and National Jr. Show still planned for Des Moines, Iowa on July 6-11. Please stay tuned to Social Media announcements and e-blast concerning a more concrete schedule and plan.
Those entries that have been consigned to The Exposition will be given an opportunity to be merchandised on an on-line format of some kind and these details will be announced as soon as possible. If Exposition entries are desired to be shifted to the STC or total reunds, we will work with everyone of them. A sincere thank you to the Executive Committee for making a quick and professional decision on this topic. Please feel welcome to share this information to your breeders and do not hesitate to call me if you have questions or concerns. Stay safe.
Jack Wall- CEO
Greg Norman- President