Arrival & Check-In
• Hogs may begin arriving at the Bell County Expo Center at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26th. All swine must be in the barns by 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 27th.
• Upon arriving at the Bell County Expo Center, swine and health certificates will be inspected at a vet check point prior to unloading. Any animals unloaded prior to veterinarian inspection will be dismissed from barns and forfeit participation in the show and sale.
Health Regulations1. Each animal must be accompanied by TWO COPIES of an official interstate health certificate issued by a licensed, accredited veterinarian. Certificate must show name and address of consignor; consigned to the Southwest Type Conference, 301 W. Loop, Belton, TX 76513; individual identification of the animal; and health status of animal including the dates of required tests and vaccinations.
2. All certificates must be issued on or after Jan. 30, 2014, with the following information:
- All animals must be tested for Pseudorabies (PRV) and Brucellosis on or after Jan. 30, 2014, unless they come from a PRV qualified and Brucellosis validated herd. Swine tested for PRV and Brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year). If the herd of origin is PRV qualified and Brucellosis validated, individual testing of the swine will not be required. In this case, the PRV qualification and Brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the health certificate and complete date (month, day and year) must be stated on certificate.
- Leptospirosis vaccination is required on breeding swine within 30 days prior to entry with vaccine containing the following strains: Canicola, Hardjo, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Grippotyphosa, and Pomona. Vaccination date must appear on the health certificate.
- A statement must appear that says the animal has not been fed garbage, has not had any signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDV in the last 60 days, has not been exposed to hog cholera, does not originate from a quarantined herd, nor has the herd of origin had PRV within the last six months, nor have the entries themselves been vaccinated for PRV; also that vesicular stomatitus has not been diagnosed within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days
- Certificates are not required to be state stamped. In some instances these rules are in addition to Texas regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into some states.
We encourage event participants and attendees to review the following biosecurity information provided by the National Pork Board.
Swine Health Recommendations: Exhibitors of All Pigs Attending Shows & Sales – click here for information.