Reminder: New Health Requirements for Swine Exhibitors

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July 31, 2020

A message from Missouri State Veterinarian Steve Strubberg DVM

Missouri State Fair Swine Exhibitors:

Please be aware of some new health requirements for exhibiting swine at the 2020 Missouri State Fair. Your animals will require health examinations by our personnel prior to being housed in the Swine Pavilion. To facilitate our examinations in an efficient manner, I want to make you aware of the allowable entry periods:

Market Hogs
Monday, August 10, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tuesday, August 11, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Breeding Stock
Saturday, August 15, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 19, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday, August 20, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

If swine arrive outside these times they will be required to be retained within your trailer, or in an assigned quarantine area, until they can be examined during the next allowable entry period. Please understand that these changes are made to keep your livestock healthy at the Missouri State Fair. We have allowed expanded arrival hours to help avoid lines and crowding and reduce stress on livestock, exhibitors and fairgoers. In the event of extreme weather, we will do our best to alter the above hours as needed.

Additionally, if you are exhibiting market class animals please have your signed Drug Use Notification Forms prepared upon arrival.

If you have questions about health requirements or related topics, please contact me or our staff.

Steve Strubberg DVM

Missouri State Veterinarian
573-751-4211
agriculture.mo.gov