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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING 2020 NATIONAL BARROW SHOW
Posted by Jack Wall on July 21, 2020, 11:43 am
It is with great concernation that we announce that the Professional people in Austin, Minnesota, Mower County and Hormel and Company have made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 National Barrow Show. HOWEVER, the Executive Committee of Certified Pedigreed Swine, entire Board of Directors of the American Berkshire Association have unanimously agreed to conduct and host an alternative show September 12-15 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. At the present time, all partners in this endeavor are still being worked through and National Swine Registry and NJSA were invited to partner in this venture but chose not to participate. Team Purebred is still in discussions on their participation level. I do feel fairly certain that some sort of Jr. Gilt and barrow show will be held and not yet determined on what breeds will be allowed to be shown, but I(Jack Wall) is hopeful that all breeds will be permitted. With many parts to the puzzle and Social Media being a big part of ones lives today, I felt it best to put out the knowns. Here is what we know as of this hour.
Event(Name to be selected soon) will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday September 12- Tuesday September 15.
Breeds offered in breeding stock open division are Berkshire- Chester White- Hereford- Poland China-Spotted- Crossbred boars and Gilts.
*****Still considering NSR breeds boars and gilts. Do you have a strong interest and opinion on this????? Let your breed board of Directors know now.............
We will have breed designated HOG COLLEGE(MUST USE A DIFFERENT NAME) FOR THE CPS AND BERKSHIRE BREEDS
WE WILL HAVE A TRUCKLOAD SHOW, JUST LIKE PAST NBS- HOGS KILLED AND MEASURED IN AUSTIN, MINNESOTA
AGES OF HOGS ELIGIBLE- NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME BUT WILL TRY TO BE INCLUSIVE.
SCHEDULE WILL BE WORKED ON THIS WEEK AND PUBLISHED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CPS AND ABA GROUP BELIEVE THIS SHOW IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF PLANNED BREEDING PROGRAMS AND NEEDED AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.
THE CPS STAFF WILL STILL SUPPORT AND ASSIST WITH THE MIDWESTERN BUT REALIZE MANY BREEDERS ANNUALLY RELY ON THE NBS FOR A BIG PART OF THEIR GENETIC AND MENTAL SOURCES. STAY TUNED AND PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION VIA ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.
NOTE- MORE INFORMATION AND A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE FORTHCOMING WHEN ALL DETAILS ARE CONFIRMED AND ALL ACTIVE AND PARTICIPATING PARTIES ARE ON BOARD.
CPS- WE CARE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE.