Beginning in January of 2019 (NSR Winter Type Conference and NJSA Southeast Regional), all breeding animals will be shown by age but will also have an official weight taken prior to exhibition. This weight will be utilized in the show catalogs and provided to judges for supplemental decisions. This change applies to all open boars and gilts and NJSA purebred junior gilts. NJSA purebred junior barrows, crossbred barrows, and crossbred gilts will still be required to submit a declared weight and weigh back during the animals respective class.
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With the growing concerns and perceptions surrounding influenza, the NSR Executive committee moved to accept a policy that all animals at NSR events are required to be vaccinated with two boosters for influenza. This is a change from the previous language which stated “it is highly recommended that all animals be vaccinated against influenza.” All health regulation changes and updates can be found on the NSR’s website.