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Cyclone Swine Spectacular/ISU Block & Bridle Spring Market Hog Show

The Iowa Pork Producers Association's 2015 Cyclone Swine Spectacular promises to be even bigger and better than the 2014 inaugural event. It will be held at the Hansen Ag Student Learning Center at Iowa State University in Ames on Saturday, Feb. 28, in conjunction with the Iowa State University Block and Bridle Club Spring Market Hog Show! Any youth ages 8 to 18 who are interested in swine production are invited and encouraged to sign up. Many activities are planned and we guarantee you will have fun while learning more about the swine industry. Everyone receives a "free" t-shirt just for signing up and you can win great prizes in the contests!

You can participate in photo and essay contests, a knowledge bowl, extemporaneous speech and swine evaluation.  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!

Cyclone Swine Spectacular Events
The following events are free to all participants.
  • Photo Contest (Entries due Feb. 13, 2015)
  • Essay Contest (Entries due Feb. 13, 2015)
  • 8 a.m. - Knowledge Bowl
  • 9: a.m. - Swine Judging Contest
  • 10 a.m. - Pork Fabrication Demonstration
  • 1 p.m. - Participants released to ISU Block & Bridle Spring Market Hog Show
The Photo and Essay contests are the only events that require pre-registration. Entries will be judged prior to Feb. 28.

All Sweepstakes awards will be presented immediately following the extemporaneous speeches, and then the hog show will proceed as planned.

For more information on the various activities, please click on the links below:

Cyclone Swine Spectacular Rules & Guidelines
Photo Contest Guidelines
Extemporaneous Speech Guidelines
Judging Contest Guidelines
Knowledge Bowl Guidelines
Event Details
Sweepstakes Information

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. The show will be held in the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at ISU. The date of this year’s show is Feb. 28, 2015.

Cyclone Swine Spectacular participants are invited to enter the Spring Market Hog Show. Please click here for more information.

Register now for the 2015 Cyclone Swine Spectacular and Spring Market Hog Show.

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