March 13, 2014 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will host the 9th Annual Show Pig Auction on Saturday, April 5, at its Mann Valley Farm. Approximately 130 pigs will be available to view beginning at 10 a.m., with the auction starting at noon.
The student-raised show pigs are from litters sired by top quality boars from Shaffers Gold Rush of Indiana. Many of the pigs purchased at the 2013 auction proved to be top competitors during the fair season last year, including:
Bob Johnson of Badger State Auction will again provide auction services. UWRF students Kathryn Williams, of Slinger, and Emily Warren, of Burlington, are co-managers of the event.
Because of the ongoing threat from the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus, buyers are asked to take specific precautions to help prevent the spread of this highly contagious disease:
The Mann Valley Farm is located two miles west of River Falls at 129 Glover Road. Maps and directions to the farm can be found on the UWRF website at www.uwrf.edu.
For more information about the sale, call Williams or Warren at 715-821-7094.
Photo: Many of the show pigs purchased at previous auctions at UW-River Falls proved to be top competitors during fair season.