CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – The Canfield Fair says it will remove all hogs from the fairgrounds at the closing of the fair on Thursday, September 1 to prevent the spread of swine flu.
The decision was made after recently confirmed cases of swine flu (K3N2) were discovered at an Ohio county fair and after discussion with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state veterinarian and the Canfield Fair’s veterinarian. The pigs will be removed following judging and auctions.
“While it is unfortunate we cannot host the hogs for the duration of the Fair, we want to honor the time and commitment the junior fair contestants have put in to the raising of these animals, but still keep the health of our fairgoers a top priority, ” Canfield Fair Manager Bev Fisher said.
Last year, birds were banned from the fair because of the avian flu.
The Canfield Fair encourages fairgoers to visit its website, canfieldfair.com, for updates on the situation.