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DATCP continues its ban on spring fair pig weigh-ins
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MADISON - To continue protecting Wisconsin's pork industry from the spread of a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is reissuing a ban on the spring pig weigh-ins that usually take place in preparation for Wisconsin's numerous county fairs. Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian at DATCP, also recommends only terminal swine shows be held given the concerns regarding the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome, and influenza. In addition, McGraw still recommends that fairs hold terminal shows, where pigs go to slaughter after the show.