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Shows/Events > World Pork Expo > WPX Rules & Regulations

June 4-10, 2017

Iowa State Fairgrounds • Des Moines, Iowa

Entry Deadline: April 20, 2017
Purebred Farrowing Dates: Nov. 1 and after

Held in conjunction with the WPX Jr. National (Jr. Show)

Duroc Judge:
TBD
Hamp Judge:
TBD
Landrace Judge:
TBD
York Judge:
TBD
Cross Boar Judge:
TBD
Cross Gilt Judge:
TBD

Rules & Regulations

General Information

  • Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  • All entries must be postmarked by April 20, 2017.
  • 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 2017 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 21 and UNDER of age are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by May 25, 2017 or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
  • Berkshire, Chester, Poland and Spot boars and gilts entries can be submitted through the ABA and CPS offices.

Exhibitors & Eligibility

  • If an exhibitor has an NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
  • Additional animals (deliveries, etc.) arriving on the Iowa State Fairgrounds MUST meet the same regulations as animals entered in the World Pork Expo.

Animal Requirements

  • 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 November 1, 2016.
  • Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equal as possible by farrowing date.
  • Crossbred gilt and boar classes will be divided by weight.
  • CROSSBRED BOARS: A documented stress test must be presented at check-in. Stress status of boars will be listed in the show and sale catalog. This is not a requirement for crossbred gilts.

DNA Stress Statement

  • 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 USDR 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 World Pork Expo, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
  • Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the HSR, ALA, AYC and UDSR and the HSR, ALA, AYC and UDSR assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
  • For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit http://nationalswine.com/pedigree_services/breed_eligibility.php
  • If any Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the World Pork Expo is found to be a carrier of the color gene after being tested through the procedures approved by the HSR, ALA and AYC, 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 are carriers of the color gene.

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.
      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.
      CVIs must be issued on or after Friday, May 12, 2017.
      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 12, 2017, 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 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 12, 2017.
        1. All official identification of animal (sex, ear tag and ear notch) needs to be included on the pseudorabies test chart.
        2. Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        3. The official PRV test chart must be provided along with your CVI.
        4. Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted.
        5. (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 12, 2017
        UNLESS:
        1. 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.
    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.


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