The future of the U.S. pork industry will be on display during the 2009 World Pork Expo Junior National Show, which will run from Tuesday, June 2 through Saturday, June 6. Hundreds of the industry's best and brightest young people will be competing for honors as they show hogs in a range of categories.
 
Activities will occur in the Swine Barn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. As one of the top youth shows in the nation, the Junior National Swine Show draws participants from across the country. It's definitely worth a stop in to see future pork producers in action.

Tuesday, June 2
Noon: Earliest entries may arrive
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Registration and declaration of market-entry weights

Wednesday, June 3
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Registration and declaration of market-entry weights
9 a.m.: All WPX Junior National entries must be on grounds
10:30 a.m.: Showmanship Clinic
11:30 a.m.: Mandatory exhibitor meeting by show ring
Noon: Crossbred Barrow Show (Ring B), followed by Purebred Barrow Show
Ring A: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted
Ring B: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire

Thursday, June 4
8 a.m.: Showmanship
Ring A: Senior, followed by Intermediate
Ring B: Junior, followed by Novice
1 p.m.: Purebred Gilt Show
Ring A: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted (followed by Crossbred Breeding Gilt Show)
Ring B: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire

Friday, June 5
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.: Judging Contest registration by judging rings
10 a.m.: Judging Contest
12:30 p.m.: Novice Judging Contest
4 p.m.: Sweepstakes Ceremony

All WPX Junior National hogs are released after the Sweepstakes Ceremony, but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the WPX Sale.