The Board of Directors of the Berrien County Youth Fair accepted the recommendation from the Swine Committee to limit the 2021 swine carcass class to 15 animals. Exhibitors in their last year of showing will have preference. The class is open to 13-20 year olds. Carcass animals will not be sold in the auction. 2020 swine rules will remain in effect for 2021 – ractopamine (in feed or top dressed) will not be allowed to be fed anytime during the growth of a hog to be exhibited at BCYF. Registration deadline is March 15 – only paper entry forms will be accepted – no online registration for swine carcass class. Entry forms are available at the Fair Office – Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm or in the drop box located in front of the Youth Memorial Building. Completed entries can be placed in the drop box or mailed to PO Box 7 Berrien Springs, MI 49103 postmarked by March 15.
Market swine entries will be limited to one hog per exhibitor for the 2021 BCYF. Exhibitors chosen for the carcass class may register the carcass and one live market hog. There is no changes to the breed classes. Ractopamine (in feed or top dressed) will not be allowed to be fed anytime during the growth of a hog to be exhibited at BCYF. Market swine registration deadline is June 1, 2021.