National Barrow Show returns to Austin


By Mike Stoll, Austin Daily Herald (MN)

September 10, 2021


After being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Barrow Show returns to Austin from Sept. 11-15 at the Mower County Fairgrounds.


This year marks the 75th year of the event, dubbed “The World Series of Swine.” The show will feature top breeding boars and foundation females, purebred breeds, and judging teams from across the country.


The show is a partnership with the National Swine Registry, the National Junior Swine Association, the Mower County Fair Board, Hormel Foods, the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce and Discover Austin MN.


“The National Swine Registry is very excited to be back in Austin for the 75th annual National Barrow Show,” said Cassie Godwin, marketing and communications manager for the National Swine Registry. “It’s a historical event and we’re excited to be back and experience the rich history the event holds.”


The National Barrow Show is one of the longest running livestock shows in the country and a favorite of many of the contestants, some of whom have been attending for several decades...