January 21, 2020 - 1:36pm -- carpenter.955

ALL HOG EXHIBITORS: PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PAYLEAN

The Greene County Agricultural Society (GCAS) voted at the January 2020 board meeting to ban the use of paylean (Ractopmaine) in all market hog projects at the 2020 Greene County Fair from birth to time of slaughter. This decision was based on two major issues:

Packers will be testing for and rejecting any hogs that have been fed paylean at any time during their life.
Union Stockyard will not accept any market hogs that have been fed paylean at any time during their life.

Union Stockyard and the GCAS will be requiring all market hog exhibitors, and their parent/guardian, to sign an affidavit stating that the hog(s) exhibited/sold have never been exposed to paylean. Affidavits will be turned in at weigh in with DUNF forms. Greene County Fairboard reserves the right to test hogs, feed, or equipment for traces of ractopamine resides.

More information will be made available as we receive it from the State.