Buyers breeding animals (boars and gilts) buy them to be breeders. Many factors may affect an animal’s breeding capabilities. Many of these are not visible at the time of purchase. Some problems may be the result of management before the sale. Some the result of handling and management by the buyer after the purchase. Some may be hereditary. Because of this, adjustments need to be a sharing of responsibilities.
All adjustments are a matter between buyer and seller.
The National Association of Swine Records or individual registries assume no responsibilities for enforcement of these recommendations.
All breeding swine over 5 months of age (not used for breeding under 7 months of age) sold as breeding animals for breeding purposes, are sold with a warranty that they are capable of and will breed. If, and when, any said animal does prove to be a non-breeder, the seller shall make an adjustment to the satisfaction of the buyer, provided the buyer informs the seller of the situation within 90 days after purchase. In all purebred transactions, the registration certificate is an integral part of the transaction and shall be delivered to the buyer, properly transferred on the association records, at the expense of the seller. (These are only suggestions considered as generally acceptable within the industry. Other adjustments may be made if satisfactory to both the buyer and seller.)
It is important to note that there is variation in the age at which boars reach puberty and when they mature and reach their maximum semen output. The following factors may affect semen quality and semen output.
Age at puberty is influenced by:
Sperm output and semen quality is influenced by:
If proven to be bred:
If proven to be a non-breeder:
Are expected to be bred to a designated boar on date of service. When proven otherwise:
These are only recommendations and the relationship between the buyer and the seller is the most important part of the whole process.
Since considerable variation may exist among semen evaluation protocols a third party consultant may be needed.
Except as specifically stated in these provisions, the NSR, a partnership of the American Yorkshire Club, Hampshire Swine Registry, American Landrace Association and United Duroc Swine Registry make no warranties, either express or implied, regarding any animal consigned for sale. The aforementioned participating breed associations do not make, and hereby expressly disclaim, any warranty, whether express or implied for merchantability or of fitness for any purpose. The descriptions and other information contained in the sale catalog, to be distributed the day of the sale, regarding individual animals has been supplied by the individual consignors, and the participating breed associations neither warrant, nor assume, any liability for the accuracy or completeness of such information.
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The National Swine Registry (NSR) offers Sale/Field Service as an option for those that wish to utilize NSR field staff representatives when hosting live pig sales. NSR field staff representatives traditionally serve in a sale day consulting capacity for live sales and provide auction ring service. The following policy details the guidelines for requesting a field representative to attend a live sale:
The National Swine Registry (NSR) offers Sale/Field Service as an option for those that wish to utilize NSR field representatives when hosting online pig sales. NSR field staff representatives will serve in a sale day consulting capacity for online sales. The following policy details the guidelines for requesting a field representative as a contact for online sales:
To inquire about online sale/field service, please contact your NSR field staff representative. CLICK HERE to visit staff contact page.
The Seedstock EDGE (ISSN 1079-7963) is published monthly except bi-monthly in February/March, April/May and October/November by the National Swine Registry (American Yorkshire Club, Hampshire Swine Registry, United Duroc Swine Registry and the American Landrace Association). Subscription rates: (U.S.) $25/yr., $60/3 yrs., $60/yr. 1st class; (Foreign) $150/yr. Office of Publication is Seedstock EDGE, 2639 Yeager Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. Phone: 765.463.3594. Printing is by Sutherland Companies, Montezuma, Iowa. Periodicals postage paid at Lafayette, Ind., and at additional mailing offices. All unsolicited articles, letters, photographs and other contributions of any type whatsoever shall become the sole property of the Seedstock EDGE, which shall have the sole right to determine whether to publish any such contribution. The Seedstock EDGE shall have the right to edit, as it shall in its sole discretion deem appropriate, any such contribution which it publishes. The Seedstock EDGE shall have the right to refuse any photos used for promotion and advertising that show evidence of image enhancement and shall have no responsibility or obligation for the return of any such unsolicited contributions.
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To maintain the advertising integrity of the Seedstock EDGE, the late ad drop policy was developed by the NSR Executive Committee and will be upheld by the NSR Department of Marketing & Communications. If an advertiser reserves advertising space in the Seedstock EDGE, he or she has until three days after the ad deadline to recall the advertising space. If an ad is pulled after that time, the late ad drop policy will apply. On the first occurrence, the advertiser will receive a written explanation of the policy. On any following occurrences, the advertiser will be charged half the cost of the reserved ad space.
All contracted ads begin with the January issue of the year contracted. Contracted ads must be at least one full-page, full-color. All contract advertising MUST be placed within the year contracted or account adjustments will be made. Contracts MUST be in place before the January issue of the Seedstock EDGE – discounts will not be made retroactively. Any additional advertising above and beyond the contracted ads will be billed at the contracted rate assigned with the current year’s contract.
Position pages will be available for purchase during the annual Positon Page Auction. Advertisers who purchase a position page must run an advertisement in ALL NINE issues, and may not give their position page to another advertiser. If partners would like to purchase a page, that partnership must be part of a recognized joint herdmark, for billing purposes, and both logos must appear on each ad. Winning bidders agree to run a four-color, full page ad in every issue the Seedstock EDGE printed in the following year. Bidding is for the amount per issue (not per year) above the cost of a contracted full-page, four-color ad. The Premium Ad Position will be billed with regular Seedstock EDGE invoices. Position placement goes into effect with the January issue.
Advertisers may specify their ad placement preferences, however no guarantees regarding ad placement can be made by the Seedstock EDGE staff with the exception of Position Pages. (See position page advertisement policies)
Invoices will be issued and payment required at time of service. Any customers with an unpaid balance will receive a statement at the end of the month. Late fees at a periodic rate of 1.5 percent per month (which equals an annual percentage rate of 18 percent) will be charged for any unpaid balance 30 days after the statement date. Any unpaid statement greater than 60 days old will be turned over to a collection agency and reported to all credit bureaus.
Any ad designed by the Seedstock EDGE team sent to another publication, at the request of the advertiser, will be charged an additional $50 ad share fee. If the Seedstock EDGE team designs an ad specifically for another publication, the advertiser will be charged a $150 ad design fee.