Workshops: Download the 2013 PQA Flier
Swine Entry deadline for Swine is June 1st
All swine exhibitors must be PQA certified prior to the Fair.
- Exhibitors Ages 5-11 must attend a PQA clinic annually.
- Parents of 5 - 7 yr. olds must also be PQA certified, Level III.
- Exhibitors Ages 12-19 must take and pass a written exam to be taken after a PQA scheduled clinic. If the exhibitor receives a passing score, then the youth is certified until he/she reaches the next Age-bracket.
- Ages 20 must be PQA certified, Level III.
Market Gilt and Market Barrow classes. Exhibitors may register one market gilt and/or one market barrow, two gilts or two barrows, except 5 year old classes where only one hog is allowed, either gilt or barrow. NO PEN OF TWO CLASS THIS YEAR.
Market Tags must be in hogs ear by July 1st including back up tags. Spot checks will be done after July 1st.
Self waterers are encouraged for hogs during fairweek. They are to be no larger than 10" in diameter and must be constructed of metal, PVC, or heavy plastic.
For fair week, hogs are to be clipped no shorter than ½". Hogs clipped too short may be declared unusable by the processor. Oiling or artificial shine-spraying of hogs is prohibited at the fair.
Entry Day: Sunday - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Health check starts at 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Health Check: Hogs must enter Gate 3 (Shawnee Rd.) and go straight to the weigh in area unless you have more than one specie. Exhibitors with more than one specie must remain at Gate 3 and proceed through the vet check. At weigh in you must provide the following:
Tagged hog, Vet Slip, yellow copy of the entry sheet, signed 2nd destination hog form (if 2 hogs), and must have their hog pen checked and yellow sheet initialed by a swine barn representative before going to entry office. When all that is done, then go to entry office before 2:00 pm.
Fair Week: Exhibitors are expected to clean their pens daily in the am before fair opens. All exhibitors are expected to feed and water daily.
Please keep aisles clean and free of sawdust. Exhibitors failing to do this will fall under the 3 strike rule. (See fairbook page 16)
All Intermediate & Senior Swine Exhibitors ages 13 & older (your age as of Jan. 1) must take a 25 question multiple-choice Swine Herdsman Quiz before the Market Class on Tuesday, at 8:00 a.m. in the Show Arena. An updated copy of the quiz material will be available for exhibitors at pre-registration..