On Nov. 8, the National Swine Registry (NSR), Certified Pedigreed Swine and American Berkshire Assn. announced that "The 2020 Exposition" will be held June 7-13, 2020, in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
This change was a strategic decision to help mitigate a negligible risk of foreign animal disease with the live swine show that was previously held in conjunction with the World Pork Expo, the announcement said.
All shows, sales, contests and events will proceed as normal. The organizers said they appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as the organizations work collaboratively to update their membership regarding the event.
NSR, Certified Pedigreed Swine and the American Berkshire Assn., along with their junior organizations, the National Junior Swine Assn. and Team Purebred, said they are "looking forward to continuing the excitement and prestige of The Exposition. As more details are confirmed, membership will be informed through official communication channels."
NSR, Certified Pedigree Swine and the American Berkshire Assn. said they will remain committed to upholding the highest standards of health regulations and biosecurity procedures at The Exposition.
To stay informed, visit nationalswine.com or NSR social media platforms, subscribe to the NSR e-blast list or contact the NSR office.
The 2019 World Pork Expo, organized by the National Pork Producers Council, was cancelled due to foreign animal disease concerns, especially African swine fever, but the live swine shows were still held.