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June 3-9, 2018

Iowa State Fairgrounds • Des Moines, Iowa

Entry Deadline: April 19, 2018
Ownership Deadline: April 19, 2018
Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
Nov. 1 and after

Held in conjunction with the World Pork Expo (Open Show)


Purebred Gilt Show Judge: Garry Childs, GA
Crossbred Gilt Show #1 Judge:
Ryan Watje, CA
Crossbred Gilt Show #2 Judge:
AJ Genter, OH
Purebred Barrow Show Judge:
Jon Althaus, IL
Crossbred Barrow Show Judge:
Brandon Yanits, IL
Team Purebred Judge:
Grant Grebner, Ill.
Novice and Intermediate Showmanship Judge:
Greg Krahn, IA
Junior & Senior Showmanship Judge:
Mike Clark, IA
Note: This is a joint event held in conjunction with Team Purebred. There will be no market hog loadout available.
We will pen off the trailer and that anyone wishing to pen together should arrive together
Limit per Exhibitor: Two entries, per sex, per breed. You must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow,
and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
Weight Limit Barrows: 215-290 lbs. with 15 lb. weigh-back
Weight Limit Cross Gilts: 375 lbs. or less with 15 lb. weigh-back

Rules & Regulations

The following rules and regulations are applicable to the World Pork Expo Junior Nationals. Additional rules and regulations that apply to NJSA and/or Team Purebred entries may be found in their respective handbooks.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Two head, per sex, per breed will be allowed to enter per exhibitor.
  • Each exhibitor must show (not just enter) one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt and one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow.
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at this event will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest if they wish to exhibit in showmanship or the judging contest.
  • All hogs must be identified with a permanent ear notch.
  • All hogs must be identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered eartag.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No laser therapy or nebulizer treatments are allowed on the show grounds.
  • NJSA and Team Purebred reserve the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries. Complete details can be found in the NJSA and Team Purebred Handbooks.
  • Entries are due April 19. Late entries may be accepted as space warrants.
  • No entries will be accepted at the show.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • NSR, CPS, ABA, NJSA and Team Purebred are not liable for accidents.
  • All WPX Junior National paper entries and checks (purebred and crossbred) must be mailed to NSR, Attention: Director of Junior Activities; 2639 Yeager Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Exhibitor Requirements

  • All purebred hog exhibitors must be members of their respective junior associations – NJSA or Team Purebred.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt show, barrow show and showmanship.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA and Team Purebred staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA and Team Purebred staff, the exhibitor will be completely disqualified from the show and all premiums and awards will be revoked.  This includes incidences of illness, double-entry in a class, and emergencies.

Arrival/Dismissal

  • All pigs must go through the vet check line upon arrival.
  • Participants must pen their entries in the designated area, even if they are entered in the open show. No moving or switching of pen cards is allowed at the show.
  • All pigs will be released on Fri., June 8, at 2 p.m. but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the World Pork Expo Breeding Hog Sale
  • Swine entries may not be released until the designated release time. If any swine leave the show early, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to compete in NJSA or Team Purebred activities for one year.

Purebred Gilt Requirements

  • Purebred gilt entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted or Yorkshire gilts that are farrowed on or after Nov. 1, 2017.
  • All ABA, CPS, and NSR Breed Champions and Reserves will be DNA tested after the conclusion of the Grand Champion Gilt Drive.
  • Purebred classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Purebred gilts shown in the WPX Junior National are eligible to be exhibited in the open show and sold as long as they are double-entered in the name of the junior exhibitor. All double-entered gilts must be entered with both the World Pork Expo Junior National and the World Pork Expo Breed Shows (all open show entries must be submitted to the respective breed offices – NSR, CPS, ABA).
  • If an animal is double-entered in the World Pork Expo, it must be entered in the junior exhibitor's name for both shows.
  • Purebred gilt entries may be purchased females, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name by April 19, 2018.
  • Purebred gilts must be registered in the junior exhibitor's name, exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name.
  • Junior exhibitors must bring their original pedigree and a copy of their pedigree to check-in.
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.

Crossbred Breeding Gilt Requirements

  • Exhibitors must show one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
  • All crossbred gilts will be shown by declared weights. Test scales will be available.
  • Crossbred gilts must weigh 375 pounds or less, and must weigh back within 15 pounds of their declared weight. The top three gilts in each class will be weighed during the show.
  • Each exhibitor will receive a weigh card that they must fill out with their crossbred gilt’s weight. Scales will be available at the show.
  • Crossbred Gilt Weight cards are due at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, to the NJSA show office.
  • If an animal is double-entered in the World Pork Expo, it must be entered in the junior exhibitor's name for both shows.

Purebred & Crossbred Barrow Requirements

  • Exhibitors must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow.
  • Purebred barrow entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted or Yorkshire barrows born Nov. 1, 2017, and after.
  • All barrows will be shown by declared weights.
  • All barrows (purebred and crossbred) must weigh between 215 and 290 pounds. The top three barrows in each class will be weighed back. All barrows must weigh back in within 15 pounds of their declared weight.
  • Each exhibitor will receive a weigh card that they must fill out with their market hog’s weight. Scales will be available at the show.
  • Purebred and Crossbred Weight cards are due at Noon on Tuesday, June 6 to the NJSA show office.
  • Purebred barrow entries may be purchased barrows, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name by April 19, 2018.
  • Purebred barrows must be registered in the junior exhibitor's name, exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name.
  • Junior exhibitors must bring their original pedigree and a copy of their pedigree to check-in.
  • If showing a Hampshire sired crossbred barrow, you must declare at check-in with a completed Hampshire sired form. This form is available online at nationalswine.com.
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • This is not a terminal show.
  • All ABA, CPS, and NSR Breed Champions and Reserves will be DNA tested after the conclusion of the Grand Champion Gilt Drive.

Berkshire Entries

  • Berkshire gilts and barrows must have negative stress status denoted (HAL-1843*nm under the pig’s name) on the pedigree. All open gilts are expected to be open. Any gilt shown in the junior show could be pregnancy checked. Any gilt found to be bred at the show would forfeit all premium money and would be subject to being banned from all Team Purebred events for the next two years. DNA samples will be collected on all Berkshire gilt and barrow breed show champions, reserve champions and any randomly chosen animals to determine compliance with ABA negative stress gene policy and sire verification.
  • The ABA reserves the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals (barrows and gilts) at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This sample may be used for testing for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity as DNA technology becomes available. This collection will be supervised by Team Purebred or ABA representatives.

Chester White, Poland China & Spotted Entries

  • All Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Spotted entries must meet breed registration requirements and stress requirements as determined by their breed’s board of directors. All open gilts are expected to be open. Any gilt shown in the junior show could be pregnancy checked. Any gilt found to be bred at the show would forfeit all premium money and would be subject to being banned from all Team Purebred events for the next two years.
  • Team Purebred reserves the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals (barrows and gilts) at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This sample may be used for testing for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity as DNA technology becomes available. This collection will be supervised by Team Purebred or CPS representatives

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. 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.
    1. All animals and original CVIs will be inspected by show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading.
    2. 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.
    3. CVIs must be issued on or after Friday, May 11, 2018.
    4. A permit number is not required from the Iowa state veterinarian’s office to move animals into the World Pork Expo.
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018, WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
    1. Name and 911 address (location of swine, No P.O. Box) of consignor; consigned to the:
      World Pork Expo, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street and University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50317.
    2. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the World Pork Expo 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 nationalswine.com/shows/ear_tags.php.
    3. Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch and ear notch MUST be listed on CVI
    4. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations must be listed.
    5. A premise ID number MUST be included on CVI.
    6. The cell phone number of your veterinarian who issued the CVI MUST be included on the CVI.
    7. ALL CVIs MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
      “Farm or origin of the swine:
      1. Has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months
      2. Has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days
      3. Feeds no raw garbage and uses no PRV vaccine
      4. Is not under quarantine for any disease condition
      5. Has not had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within 10 miles of farm or origin in the last 30 days
  3. REQUIRED TESTS AND VACCINATIONS:
    1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after Friday, May 11, 2018.
      2. All official identification of animal (sex, ear tag and ear notch) needs to be included on the pseudorabies test chart.
      3. Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
      4. The official PRV test chart must be provided along with your CVI.
      5. Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted. 
      6. (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.)
    2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING:
      1. All animals must be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Friday, May 11, 2018
        UNLESS:
      2. Animals originate from a validated brucellosis free herd
        1. 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.
        2. Swine tested must have all official identification (sex, ear tag and ear notch) along with date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year) listed on CVI.
        3. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        4. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.
    3. VACCINATIONS:
      1. All breeding swine coming to the show MUST be vaccinated against leptospirosis (6-way) including bratislava and erysipelas.
        1. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the health certificate. Market animals should not be vaccinated.
      2. It is strongly recommended that breeding animals are vaccinated for swine influenza.
  • 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.
  • For the most up-to-date health regulations for the WPX, be sure to visit nationalswine.com.

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