I’m hoping that everyone has had a great start to 2012. I’m excited to hear how everyone’s farrowing is going. I would like to thank those who attended the 2011 National Show and Sale. If you haven’t been able to join us in the past, I hope that you’ll make plans to attend in 2012. The show and sale will be held in Greencastle, Indiana. The banquet will be held Saturday September 1st with the show and sale held on Sunday, Sep. 2nd.
We will again have a junior show on September 2nd. Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 placing gilts in each class with additional money awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion overall. We will also offer showmanship classes starting with Pee Wees up to Seniors. Gilts shown in the Junior Show cannot be shown in the Breeding Show and will not be eligible for the sale.
Exciting news for the Junior members in 2012. The Tamworths have been asked to join Team Purebred at their Summer Type Conference National Jr. Summer Show, held June 27 to June 30 in Springfield, Illinois. This is a FUN and EDUCATIONAL experience for our youth. Watch the Tamworth website, www.TamworthSwine.org and the Team Purebred website, www.TeamPurebred.com for more information.
I look forward to seeing everyone at sales this spring and shows this summer.
David LaFollette, President