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Friday, June 26, 2020
2020 has certainly been a trying and challenging year. COVID-19 has forced us all to be more flexible, patient and understanding. Similarly, making decisions based on the best interests of our membership is equally as challenging. We have made our best efforts to keep information as timely and transparent as possible. Moreover, we actively seek the most timely and accurate information before making decisions.
Given the current status of events and guidelines from local, state and national officials, and information we have acquired over the last few weeks, the CPS and other national breed associations are working diligently with the Indiana Purebred Swine Breeders on an August event for boars and gilts targeted for late summer exhibition and sale. We greatly appreciate the Indiana Purebred Swine Breeders proactive and innovative approach to developing solutions.
We have received approval from the Indiana State Fairgrounds and state and local government officials to host this event August 20-23, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Midwestern Open Show and Sale will be a stand-alone event that will include all purebred breeds and crossbred swine.
Here is some critical information:
1. Judges and schedule will remain consistent with originally proposed Indiana State Fair.
2. This show’s focus is to allow breeders and youth the opportunity to merchandise their breeding stock during the traditional times of Midwest state fairs. Details regarding requirements and entries will be available in the coming days on cpsswine.com.
3. As we all have learned over the last several months, plans change. Please keep up to date on this event and others through CPS’s communication platforms.
We look forward to seeing you August 20-23, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana, for
We know changes being made around COVID-19 are challenging for everyone, however, we believe that we can provide a safe and enjoyable platform to exhibit and market these swine. Please stay up to date on our communication platforms and look for more information soon.
In closing, we all must be flexible and adaptable during these difficult times. Please be patient with others as organizations and individuals work diligently to find the best solutions and opportunities for youth exhibitors and breeders.