ATTENTION: With heightened awareness and concerns with Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs), specifically African Swine Fever (ASF), it is critical to follow all health requirements below and that veterinarians and exhibitors take extra precaution to insure the health of their animals.
If show staff or state officials identify animals that may have health concerns during unloading or while at the show, action may be taken, not limited to quarantine, or sending animals home.
- EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL, INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN. THIS INCLUDES DELIVERY ANIMALS. LOADS CONTAINING SWINE WITHOUT ALL BELOW MENTIONED REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THE IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS.
- All animals and original CVIs will be inspected by show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading.
- Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI. Photocopies of CVIs can be made during show check-in for each animal after the show veterinarian has approved CVIs upon arrival.
- An accredited veterinarian must inspect animals and issue a certificate of veterinary inspection on or after Monday, June 29th, 2020.
- A permit number is not required from the Iowa state veterinarian’s office to move animals into The Exposition.
- CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER MONDAY, JUNE 29th, 2020 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- Name and 911 address of consignor (location of swine); consigned to National Junior Show or Summer Type Conference, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street and University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50317.
- ALL SWINE being exhibited at The National Junior Show or Summer Type Conference MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. The animal’s ear tag ID MUST be listed on CVI. 840 ear tags are preferred. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/events/ear-tags.php. If your animal does not have an official ID tag, they will not be granted access to the National Junior Show or Summer Type Conference.
- Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch and ear notch MUST be listed on CVI.
- Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations must be listed.
- A premise ID number MUST be included on CVI.
- The cell phone number of your veterinarian who issued the CVI MUST be included on the CVI.
- ALL CVIs MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS – “Farm or origin of swine”:
- Has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months
- Has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days
- Feeds no raw garbage and uses no PRV vaccine
- Is not under quarantine for any disease condition
- Has not had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within 10 miles of farm or origin in the last 30 days
- REQUIRED TESTS AND VACCINATIONS
- PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING:
- ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after Monday, June 15, 2020.
- All official identification of animal (sex, ear tag and ear notch) needs to be included on the pseudorabies test chart.
- Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
- The official PRV test chart must be provided along with your CVI.
- Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted.
- (Even if animals originate from a pseudorabies class-free state or PRV-qualified herd, each animal MUST be individually tested for pseudorabies. However, brucellosis testing requirements, as detailed below, are different.)
- BRUCELLOSIS TESTING:
- All animals must be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Monday, June 15, 2020 UNLESS:
- Animals originate from a validated brucellosis free herd
- If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, the validation numbers must appear on the CVI and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on the CVI.
- All breeding swine coming to the show MUST be vaccinated against leptospirosis (6-way) including bratislava and erysipelas.
- The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the health certificate. Market animals should not be vaccinated.
- It is required that all breeding animals are vaccinated against swine influenza. The vaccination date should be included on the CVI.
- In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Iowa regulations. However, they are necessary in meeting other state requirements for purchasers of open show animals through sales as animals are reconsigned to new destinations.
- Each exhibitor may enter a MAXIMUM of 4 PUREBRED OPEN GILTS PER BREED, 4 PUREBRED BOARS PER BREED,
2 CROSSBRED BOARS and 2 CROSSBRED GILTS
- Purebred boars and gilts must be farrowed on or after Nov. 1, 2019.
- Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
- All entries must be postmarked by June 17, 2020.
- All late entries will be charged double the regular entry fees. All entry fees are non-refundable.
- The NSR reserves the right to close entries due to pen space limitations any time after the printed deadline.
- All senior exhibitors must be active members of the NSR or must pay the $75 non-member exhibitor fee. An active senior member is age 22 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2020 fiscal year.
- Participants age 21 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
- All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by June 1, 2020, or an additional rush fee will be charged.
- If an exhibitor has a NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
- All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system (starting with number 1 in January and again in July of each year).
- No purebred entries will be eligible to show or sell without a registration certificate.
- Purebred breeding animals must have been farrowed on or after Nov. 1, 2019.
- Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equally as possible by farrowing date.
- Crossbred classes will be divided by weight.
- CROSSBREDS: A documented stress test must be presented at check-in. Stress status of crossbreds will be listed in the show and sale catalog.
DNA STRESS STATEMENT
- No known stress positive or stress carrier Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animals will be allowed to be exhibited or sold at any NSR-sponsored event.
- Such warranty is, however, solely that of the seller and not that of the American Landrace Association (ALA), American Yorkshire Club (AYC), Hampshire Swine Registry (HSR) or the United Duroc Swine Registry (UDSR).
- The ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assume no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
- If any NSR purebred animal sold at this conference is found to be a carrier of the stress gene, the purchaser has the right to receive full refund of the purchase price from the seller.
- DNA testing for the stress gene must be done within 60 days of the sale date and all costs associated with testing for stress must be paid by the purchaser. The seller has the right to review the test results and the right to re-test the animal at a laboratory of his/her choice.
- Cost associated with re-test by the seller is at the seller’s expense. There will be no refund of NSR commission from stress-carrier animals.
BREEDING ANIMAL SALE
- A minimum of 60% of the number of each sex (boars and gilts) shown will be selected for the sale. These animals will be selected with no set number selling from any single class. Animals not selected for the sale can be consigned to the sale for an additional fee of $20 per head; this must be done by the conclusion of the show. If the animal sells, the fee will be applied toward the sale commission. If the animal does not sell, the fee is forfeited.
- All animals selected and cataloged for the sale MUST go through the auction. Sale commission will be 15% for all animals. If an animal that is selected and cataloged for sale does not go through the sale ring, the exhibitor will be banned from exhibiting at NSR events for one year and will be charged 15% of the average selling price of their respective breed sale. This amount must be paid before reinstatement will be allowed. The exception to this rule will be if an animal has become injured or ill and is inspected by an NSR staff member prior to the sale.
- The NSR acts only as the agent between buyer and seller. If proper payment is made by the buyer in a timely manner the NSR will make settlement with the seller in approximately 30 days after the sale.
PUREBRED BREED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- By entering any purebred hog in the Summer Type Conference, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
- Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR and the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
- For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit https://nationalswine.com/about/policies.php.
- If any Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the Summer Type Conference fails their respective breed DNA testing policy approved by the USDR, ALA, AYC and HSR, the seller agrees that he/she will promptly refund the full purchase price to the buyer. There will be no refund of NSR commission from animals that fail their respective breed testing.