The Kansas Pork Association staff set up a model pig barn as part of a display in the Livestock Birthing Center at the Kansas State Fair, and interacted with fans on Facebook and Instagram with live streaming videos and posts.

Visitors saw the piglets nursing.

The live streaming Facebook video has been viewed over 9,400 times. KPA also did a “pork tour,” highlighting a variety of pork dishes being sold at the fair, including a bacon- wrapped pork chop, a bacon-wrapped deep fried pickle, and a maple bacon funnel cake.

At the Birthing Center, two sows are being housed in farrowing stalls, with the first sow giving birth on Friday, September 9, and the second on Monday, September 12. Both sows had healthy litters, giving fair spectators the opportunity to see piglets and the farrowing process.

KPA set up a model pig farm display to give fair goers the opportunity to see what modern pig barns look like.

The Birthing Center is a joint venture between the Kansas State Fair, Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (KVMA) and the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. It is being staffed by vet students and supervised KSU veterinarians and the KVMA.. The center is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily through September 18.

Vet students from the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine worked in the Birthing Center and visited with fair goers about the farrowing process.
KPA participates in Kansas State Fair