Barrow show opens today in Austin

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From staff reports

The National Barrow Show, sponsored by the National Association of Swine Records, got under way this morning at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin.

The show runs through Wednesday, and people are welcome to observe the judging and sales.

A steady stream of entrants rolled through the gates Sunday from hog operations east and west. Trailers lined up along the main street at the fairgrounds carried signs from Unionville Center, Ohio; Caldwell, Kan.; Moore, Okla.; Red Lion, Pa.; and Plymouth, Neb.

Although it is an annual event, last year's barrow show was canceled because of concerns over the foot-and-mouth epidemic.


Truckload judging was on the schedule today following this morning's college events. Judging of individual barrows from truckloads only is set for 1 p.m. The truckload judging is at 3 p.m.

Judging of Landrace and Berkshire boars and gilts starts at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Judging of Duroc and Chester White breeds will follow.

Prizes will be awarded and the sale of winners will follow at 3 p.m.

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