On April 16, the National Swine Registry, Certified Pedigreed Swine and the American Berkshire Association confirmed that they will hold a live hog show in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on June 2-8. This event has been named The Exposition.
“The National Swine Registry, Certified Pedigreed Swine and American Berkshire Association are looking forward to The Exposition. With this exhibition experiencing a record number of entries, we are confident The Exposition will be another enjoyable and successful event for the membership,” says Clay Zwilling, CEO of the National Swine Registry.
Record-breaking entries are expected for this U.S. event, Zwilling says, with 4,600 pigs and 1,400 exhibitors in the junior show.
“The summer show season significantly impacts the purebred swine industry,” he says. “Each summer, thousands of hogs are exhibited, bought, sold and promoted through our live events. Our organizations are pleased that The Exposition will allow our membership to continue to have a venue to promote purebred swine genetics.”
Biosecurity and health regulations are a top priority for our shows, Zwilling says.
“To prepare for The Exposition, we are working with industry experts and veterinarians to develop strategies and practices to help ensure the health and safety of the U.S. swine industry,” he says. “While new regulations and biosecurity practices have not been formally announced, dialogue is occurring daily to ensure that proper procedures and proactive measures will help prevent and minimize potential risk, as well as add an extra layer of precaution.”
For more information on The Exposition, visit www.nationalswine.com.