The National Swine Registry, based in West Lafayette, Indiana, Tuesday announced the cancelation of the 74th National Barrow Show, which was to have been held September 12th-15th at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin.  

The National Barrow Show draws swine and competitors as well as agricultural students from across the country. Organizers stated that the event is important to the swine industry because it showcases improved genetics from across the USA.  Locally, the Mower County Fair Board recognizes the prestige that comes with hosting a world class event and the positive impact it can have on area businesses.

National Swine Registry officials indicated that the decision to cancel came with much consideration and thought from the local and national organizers of the event.  With the continuing concerns about COVID 19 and constraints put in place for events such as this, organizers felt canceling the event would be a prudent step to protect exhibitors, their families, event sponsors, and the community at large.

The National Swine Registry is working diligently to create contingency plans for other breeding stock events still scheduled to be held in Indiana, Oklahoma, and New York.