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ATTENTION Clackamas County Swine Members
Important changes for showing Swine at the 2014 Clackamas County Fair
Please read the CCJLA information released 3/20/2014
Due to the recent outbreak of PEDv in this country and the heightened concern with this disease, the Clackamas County Fair Board has recommended that the swine show at the 2014 fair be terminal. This decision is in line with recommendations from the State Veterinarian, Dr. Brad LeaMaster and State Swine Extension Specialist, Gene Perelli.
Due to this challenging disease outbreak and to comply with the Fair Board’s recommendation, the Auction Committee has made the following changes for 2014:
- The Initial Swine Weigh-In that was originally scheduled for May 3rd has been CANCELLED.
- Youth will enter their market hogs by filling out a weigh-in card. FFA members will obtain one from their FFA advisor. Weigh in cards for 4H members will be distributed at the all leaders meeting in June and distributed to clubs. All weigh-in cards will be due with their fair entries by July due date.
- All youth will only be allowed to bring ONE pig to fair (even though you may sign up two pigs).
- Further details regarding fair/auction logistics are currently being discussed and will be published by the first of May.
- For youth who are looking to purchase pigs out of state, please read the following:
The State Veterinarian, Dr. LeaMaster, has released the following statement and made the following requirement for pigs imported into Oregon from anywhere else: I have taken precautionary steps in regards to the importation of swine into the state. Effective Monday February 10, the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) required for animals entering Oregon (other than for immediate slaughter) must contain the following statement from the issuing out-of-state veterinarian, "To the best of my knowledge, swine represented on this certificate have not originated from a premises known to be affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and have not been exposed to PEDv within the last 30 days."
For further information regarding PEDv, the following link is available:http://www.pork.org/Research/4316/PEDVResources.aspx#.UyscGz9dUY4