Live hogs are on display in the swine barn throughout Expo week, as the World Pork Expo Junior National kicked off on June 6. Hosted by the by the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred, the Junior National offers a Skillathon, judging contests and certification programs. In 2015, 975 youth from 29 states took part in the educational programs, competitions and hog shows. In all, 2,200 hogs were shown, marking a 38% increase from the previous year.
Open shows will take place on June 10, with breeding stock sales following on the morning of June 11.