If you want a look into the future of the U.S. pork industry, check out the 2010 World Pork Expo Junior National Show. Youth from across the nation will travel to the Iowa State Fairgrounds Tuesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 12, and display their knowledge of and commitment to the U.S. pork industry.  

The activities will take place within the Swine Barn.  As one of the top youth shows in the nation, the WPX Junior National Swine Show draws young showmen from across the country. You will definitely find some of the pork industry’s leading swine exhibitors there.

For more information and schedules, visit the Junior National Swine Association Web site at www.nationalswine.com.

Tuesday, June 8

Noon: Earliest entries may arrive
4–8 p.m.: Registration and declaration of market-entry weights

Wednesday, June 9

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
9:30 a.m.: Youth PQA Plus Training with Dr. Jodi Sterle
10:30 a.m.: Showmanship Clinic with Brian Down and Jennifer Babbs
11:30 a.m.: Mandatory exhibitor meeting by show ring
Noon: Crossbred Barrow Show (Ring A), followed by Purebred Barrow Show
Ring A: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire
Ring B: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted

Thursday, June 10

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

Friday, June 11

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.

Source: National Pork Producers Council