The Cyclone Swine Spectacular
is an exciting new event that will be held at Iowa State University in Ames on Feb. 22, 2014! This Iowa Pork Producers Association event is designed for youth ages 8 to 18 who are as crazy about pigs as we are! Showing hogs was how many of us in the swine industry acquired an interest and passion that grew into a career, so we are challenging you to take your interest a step beyond the show ring.
We will have a variety of contests and workshops to test your knowledge of the industry and hopefully send you home with some new-found knowledge! The more you participate, the more points you will earn toward the Sweepstakes! The Sweepstakes winner in each age division will win a custom belt buckle! Other event prizes include director’s chairs, duffle bags, gift cards, boot bags, jackets and more! Every participant will receive a free T-shirt, too!Cyclone Swine Spectacular Events
The following events are free to all participants.
- Photo Contest (entries due Feb. 7, 2014)
- Essay Contest (entries due Feb. 7, 2014)
- 8 a.m. - Knowledge Bowl
- 9:30 a.m. - Swine Judging Workshop (with ISU Livestock Judging Coach Jon De Clerck)
- 10:30 a.m. - Pork Fabrication Workshop (with ISU Meat Lab)
- 1 p.m. - Show begins with Senior, Intermediate and Junior Showmanship
The Photo and Essay contests are the only events that require pre-registration. These will be judged prior to the show.
All awards will be presented immediately following the Showmanship event, and then the hog show will proceed as planned.ISU Block & Bridle Spring Market Hog Show
The Block and Bridle Spring Market Hog Show is held annually by the Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club. The show welcomes exhibitors of any age showing either market weight crossbred or purebred hogs. This year, we’re proud to announce that the show will be held in the new Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at ISU. The date of this year’s show is Feb. 22, 2014.
Show Rules, Regulations, Health Requirements
Click the button below to register to attend the Cyclone Swine Spectacular
and Spring Market Hog Show