Are you achin’?
Yup, yup, yup.
Foooor some bacon?
Yup, yup, yup.
Heeee’s a big pig.
You could ‘buy’ a big pig too.
It is officially that time of year again in Duncan, Stephens County, America. The National Swine Registry Fall Classic will kick off its yearly events whole hog at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 23 where you can take your ‘pig’ of the litter — as long as you bring your piggy bank to play.
The NSR Fall Classic, which is the largest show and sale in the U.S., will take residence at the Stephens County Fairgrounds from Wednesday through Saturday and bring along the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) with it. The event usually brings in an economic impact of $2 million annually for Duncan, serving as one of the largest economic impact events for the city.
Earliest entries can arrive at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 and check in will begin at 10 a.m. that day in the north barn for weanlings and the middle barn for breeding animal entries. Check in continues at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 and all entries must be in the barn no later than 9 a.m. this day. This includes all weanling entries being checked in and the weighing of NSR Purebred Boars and Gilts and Crossbred Boars will also take place at this time.
The weanling pig sift will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, though shows will begin around 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the south arena with the Duroc show, followed by Hampshire, Landrace Yorkshire and Crossbred Boar.
In the Main Arena, or Ring B, spot show will kick off at 8 a.m. Friday followed by Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Berkshire.
Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, the selection of the champion for Weanling Pig Prospects will take place in Ring A, immediately followed by the Fabulous Female Sale. The Male Weanling Pig Sale is also set for 6:45 p.m. Friday in Ring B.
On Saturday, Oct. 26, events will begin at 9 a.m. with the Duroc sale, followed by Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire and Crossbred Boar. The spot sale will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Ring B followed by Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Berkshire.