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RULES & REGULATIONS

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njsa JUNIOR SHOWS

Health Regulations :: General Information

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
    1. All animals and CVIs will be inspected by state officials prior to unloading.
    2. Multiple animals may be listed on the same original CVI.
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2019.
    1. This includes ALL Georgia animals being exhibited in the NJSA Southeast Regional and Winter Type Conference.
  3. ATTENTION OUT OF STATE EXHIBITORS: Permit Requirements
    1. A permit number is required on each shipment of swine entering Georgia and MUST be recorded on the CVI.
    2. Only an accredited veterinarian may obtain this permit by accessing the following website: https://forms.agr.georgia.gov/SBPermits/Permits.aspx
  4. CVIs MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Exhibitor and Event Information:
      1. Name and address of exhibitor
      2. Consigned to Winter Type Conference/Southeast Regional, Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy., Perry, GA  31069-1367.
    2. Animal Identification:
      1. ALL animals MUST be officially identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag.
        1. “840” ear tags are preferred.
        2. For more information on federally approved ear tags, please visit http://www.nationalswine.com/shows/ear_tags.php.
      2. Ear notches and ear tag ID number of each animal MUST be listed on the CVI.
    3. 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
    4. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations MUST be listed.
    5. A premise ID number MUST be included on the CVI.
  5. REQUIRED TESTS: *Since the NJSA Southeast Regional and NSR Winter Type Conference are NOT considered 4-H or FFA shows, ALL animals (including Georgia animals competing in the junior or open shows) MUST meet the below mentioned blood test requirements on or after FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2019, unless you maintain a PRV-qualified and Brucellosis-validated herd.
    1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2019, UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified herd.
        1. 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.
        2. Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        3. Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted. 
        4. If the herd of origin is PRV qualified, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification number must appear on the CVI and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on the CVI.
    2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2019, UNLESS animals originate from a validated, brucellosis-free herd.
        1. 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.
        2. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        3. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.
        4. If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, 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.
  6. VACCINATIONS:
    1. ALL boars and gilts being exhibited in breeding classes MUST be vaccinated against Leptospirosis (6-way) including Bratislava and Erysipelas on or after FRIDAY, DEC. 27, 2019. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the CVI. This is not a requirement for barrows.
    2. It is strongly recommended that all animals are vaccinated against influenza.
  7. IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Please review CVIs with your veterinarian and make sure all above requirements are met well in advance of the show in order to eliminate issues under short notice. Be advised that the regulations for the WTC/Southeast Regional shows are likely different than those of other participating winter jackpot or state-sponsored shows.
  • Please list your veterinarian’s cell phone number on the CVI.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to Georgia regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into other states to meet interstate transport and entry requirements for swine.

Health Regulations :: General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Farrowing Deadline: June 1, 2019
  • Ownership Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019
  • Limits per exhibitor: 6 gilts with a max of 2 cross gilts, 6 barrows with a max of 2 cross barrows
  • Barrow Weight Limit: 215-290 lbs. with a 15 lb. weigh-back
  • Crossbred Gilt Weight Limit: 375 lbs. with a 15 lb. weigh-back.
  • Exhibitors must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt
  • All gilts and barrows are released at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday..

EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • All exhibitors must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) to compete in NJSA events.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Although some circumstances require animals to be housed at an alternative location, it is strongly encouraged that animals are under the direct care of the owner/exhibitor.
  • No entries accepted at the show. 
  • Exhibitors will pay an entry fee of $30 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $40. *NOTE:   Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $60 for purebreds and $80 for crossbreds. Late entries made within ten (10) business days of the show will be $90 for purebreds and $120 for crossbreds. Late entries may not be accepted due to space limitations. 
  • Bred & Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. Bred & Owned entries must also be entered in the junior show gilt entry section of the entry form.
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at NJSA events will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest.
  • ALL ENTRIES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
  •  A $15 Junior Member Fee must be paid in order to exhibit in NJSA events. This fee is to help cover expenses with NJSA Regional and National Shows.
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt and barrow shows and showmanship contest.
  • NSR is not liable for accidents.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA 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.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No print advertising is allowed on exhibitor clothing while in the show ring.
  • No parents, friends, or family members are allowed in the make-up ring or show ring with an exhibitor.  All exhibitors must be able to be in the make-up ring and show ring by themselves or are not permitted to show.  An NJSA Junior Board member may be requested to assist an exhibitor if necessary.
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required by all junior exhibitors at every NJSA show.
  • A premises ID number to exhibit at an NJSA event.  It is easy to obtain a premises ID number by clicking here.  This will prompt you to open a PDF document where you will then find your state and contact the person listed for your state.  You may also contact the NJSA for more information. 

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  • Open and junior entries are penned separately.  Hogs are penned by state, in alphabetical order according to the exhibitors’ last name.  Requests are accepted to be penned next to another exhibitor(s) from the same state up until 7 days prior to the start of the show by calling the NSR office.  Requests are not accepted for exhibitors to be penned with others from different states.  Crossbreds, purebreds, barrows and gilts are all penned together.  Two pigs per pen per family are required; gilts and barrows will be penned together.  Divider gates will not be provided. Pen cards cannot be moved once posted at a show.
  • Animals will not be released until the completion of the Sweepstakes Award Ceremony or the posted release times.  If animals leave unexcused before the release time, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to participate in NJSA events for one year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All hogs must be identified by a permanent ear notch and a federally approved permanently numbered ear tag. For more information on what tags are required, click here.
  • All NJSA purebred gilt and market hog entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire.
  • Gilts that are being exhibited must be guaranteed open (not bred).
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • Purebred and crossbred entries may be purchased females or market hogs, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor’s family name, or exhibitor’s farm name, 60 days prior to the date of show, or by the specified ownership deadline. 
  • Gilts and market hogs must meet all registration eligibility requirements of their respective breed associations. NSR field staff or qualified NSR representatives will inspect all gilts and market hogs for breed eligibility.
  • Any gilts or market hogs that do not meet eligibility requirements may not be used for showmanship. All efforts will be made to help these youth find replacement hogs to use in showmanship.
  • In order to show a crossbred gilt or barrow, you must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow, and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
  • Purebred breeding gilt classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Crossbred breeding gilt and all market hog classes will be broken according to weight, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Scales will be made available to exhibitors at NJSA shows. Exhibitors must turn in a card with the declared weight of market hogs or crossbred gilts by the specified time. The top three hogs in each class will be re-weighed. Hogs must not be more than 15 pounds over or under card weight. If the hog weighs out, it will be dismissed from the class. (Exception: NBS® Junior Barrow Classic entries will be weighed by Hormel. No weigh backs will take place.)
  • Exhibitors of Breed Champions, Reserve Breed Champions, Bred-and-Owned Breed Champions and Bred-and-Owned Reserve Champions must come to the ring for the overall champion drive (where applicable) or exhibitor will be disqualified and forfeit all premiums.  
  • If a gilt or market hog is unable to compete for division champion, breed champion or overall champion due to sickness or injury incurred after winning their respective class, the exhibitor is able to keep their class winning premiums.  A committee of 3 or more NSR, NJSA, or veterinarian staff will make the decision if the gilt or market hog is too sick or injured to compete.  If it is determined that the hog is too injured or sick to compete, the reserve will move up.  Only reserve will move up, no 2nd place class winners.
  • All breed gilt and barrow champions and reserve champions, champion and reserve champion Bred & Owned gilts will be DNA tested for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification, and breed purity at the conclusion of the show.
  • NSR and NJSA reserve the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals for stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This collection will be supervised by NSR or NJSA representatives.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries.
  • The NJSA Southeast Regional, Western Regional, Southwest Regional, Eastern Regional, World Pork Expo Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular barrow shows are not terminal shows. Exhibitors will be responsible for their own barrows at the completion of the show.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion gilts of the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds from all NJSA events held in conjunction with NSR open shows and sales are allowed in the NSR sale with no consignment fee.
  • Gilts shown in the Southeast Regional, National Junior Summer Spectacular and 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 for both shows. All double-entered gilts must be entered with both the open show and NJSA show entry forms.  If the gilt is selected to be in the sale from the open show, she MUST be offered for sale through the ring.
  • Double entered gilts must follow open show rules.  If selected from the open NSR show to sell the gilt is required to be offered for sale through the ring.  The owner has the option to buy the gilt back at 15% commission of the final bid price.  No exceptions will be made to this rule. Any hog that does not show up for the sale of their hog will be fined the average sale price of that breed, banned from exhibiting for one year, and will be unable to show after one year if the fine has not been paid. 

Health Regulations :: General Information

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Health Regulations :: General Information :: Contest Rules

HEALTH REGULATIONS - UPDATED!

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 ensure the health of their animals. All animals attending the National Junior Summer Spectacular should be inspected by an accredited veterinarian prior to an exhibitors' departure for the show.

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.

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER 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 KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER FAIRGROUNDS.
    1. 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.
    2. CVIs must be issued on or after Monday, June 24, 2019.
    3. PERMIT REQUIREMENT:  Exhibitors from outside of Kentucky that are entered in the Summer Type Conference MUST get a permit number before coming to the show. To obtain a permit number, a licensed, accredited veterinarian must call the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office at 502-782-5901 OR by going to https://www.kyagr.com/USAherdsOPS/Login.aspx.
      (ALL ENTRIES originating from outside of Kentucky are REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT NUMBER 7 DAYS FROM ARRIVAL TO THE SHOW OR AFTER MONDAY, JUNE 24)
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of consignor; consigned to the NJSA Summer Spectacular or NSR Summer Type Conference, Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1398.
    2. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the NJSS and STC MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. The animal’s ear tag ID must be listed on CVI. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit https://nationalswine.com/events/ear-tags.php.
    3. Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch.
    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: please advise that test requirements vary between STC (open show) and NJSS (junior show) entries.
    1. OPEN SHOW ANIMALS (NSR SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE BOARS & GILTS):
      1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING: ALL OPEN SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after Friday, June 7, 2019, UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified herd.
        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. If OPEN SHOW ANIMALS come from a PRV qualified herd, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification numbers must appear on the health certificate and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate.
      2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING: ALL OPEN SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Friday, June 7, 2019 UNLESS animals originate from a validated brucellosis free herd.
        1. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        2. 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. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.

      *Although the state of Kentucky does not require swine to be individually tested for PRV and brucellosis for entry, some states animals may be sold to have additional testing requirements for reentry.

    2. JUNIOR SHOW ANIMALS (NJSS BARROWS AND GILTS NOT BEING EXHIBITED IN OPEN SHOW):
      1. PSEUDORABIES – NJSS ANIMALS ONLY (JUNIOR SHOW BARROWS AND GILTS): Since all states are Stage 5 of the Pseudorabies (PRV) eradication program, no testing is required for barrows and gilts that will ONLY be exhibited in the NJSS (JUNIOR SHOW).
        1. This ONLY applies to barrows and gilts that will NOT be exhibited in the STC (open show).
        2. If the animals come from a Pseudorabies qualified herd, it is required that this number and the last test date appear on the health certificate.
      2. BRUCELLOSIS – NJSS ANIMALS ONLY (JUNIOR SHOW BARROWS AND GILTS): All NJSS (JUNIOR SHOW) animals must originate from a Brucellosis Class “Free” state or be from a validated brucellosis free herd with the validation herd number and test date on certificate or be negative tested for brucellosis after June 7, 2019.
        1. Swine tested for brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year).
        2. If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the health certificate and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate.

      *Please remember, gilts exhibited in the STC (Open Show) MUST be tested negative for PRV and brucellosis, UNLESS they come from a qualified, validated herd in order to meet entry requirements for potential buyers.

    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 required that all breeding animals are vaccinated with at least one booster for swine influenza. The vaccination date should be noted on the CVI.
    4. UPON ARRIVAL AT KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER:
      1. All animals and original CVIs will be inspected by show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading.
      2. Exhibitors will be required to sign an “Exhibitor Affidavit for Kentucky Swine Fairs & Shows.” This will be provided to exhibitors at the show by Kentucky Department of Ag Inspectors prior to unloading. The affidavit shall be signed stating that the animal has not been sick within seven (7) days of the show, and no family member has exhibited flu-like signs within seven (7) days of the show. – THIS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE SHOW!
  • In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Kentucky 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Exhibitors allowed to enter a maximum of two barrows and two gilts.
  • 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 participate in any NJSS contests.
  • All hogs must be identified with a permanent ear notch.
  • All hogs must be identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No laser therapy or nebulizer treatments are allowed on the show grounds.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries. Complete details can be found in the NJSA Handbook.
  • Entries are due May 15, 2019. Late entries may be accepted as space warrants.
  • Late-entries, if accepted, will be charged a double entry fee.
  • No entries will be accepted at the show.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • NSR and NJSA are not liable for accidents.

Exhibitor Requirements

  • All purebred hog exhibitors must be members of NJSA.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the show and showmanship.
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required by all junior exhibitors at every NJSA show.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA 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.

BRED + OWNED ENTRIES:

  • Bred + Owned entries must also be entered in the Junior Show Gilt entries section of the entry form.
  • Bred + Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. This entry fee will remain in the Bred + Owned division to ensure quality recognition and sustainability for the program.
  • Animal Registration number and Owner/Breeder number are required at entry.
  • Family Certification Forms https://forms.gle/AmWMofGtpCcFB4BTA must be submitted if more than one junior member is listed as the owner and breeder of the animal on the pedigree.
  • All Bred + Owned entries are due prior to the show. No Bred + Owned entries will be accepted at the show.

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., July 5, at 7 p.m. but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the Summer Type Conference 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 activities for one year.

Animal Requirements

  • Entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire barrows or gilts born Dec. 1, 2018, and after.
  • All gilts will be shown by farrowing date.
  • All barrows will be shown by declared weights.
  • All barrows 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 barrow's weight. Scales will be available at the show.
  • Weight cards are due at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1 to the NJSA show office.
  • Entries may be purchased barrows or gilts, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name by May 1, 2019.
  • Entries 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.
  • This is not a terminal show.
  • All NSR Breed Champions and Reserves will be DNA tested after the conclusion of the Grand Champion Gilt Drive.

Additional Information

  • Due to space limitations, exhibitors will be provided one pen for every two pigs entered at this event. Sibling’s pigs will be penned together if exhibiting an odd number of animals.
  • Exhibitors MUST bring registration papers, certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) and a copy of their YQCA/PQA Plus card or certificate to check-in at the show.
  • Age divisions for exhibitors will be designated using Jan. 1, 2019.
  • For a complete list of NJSA rules and regulations,  please review the NJSA Handbook.
  • For more information on the NJSS, call the NJSA at 765.463.3594 ext. 101 or email ellen@nationalswine.com.

CONTEST RULES

SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST

Registration: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Sweepstakes Contest is an “all-around” competition designed to recognize the most outstanding NJSA exhibitors through their participation in multiple events. Sweepstakes contestants must declare their intent to compete in the Sweepstakes Contest at registration. Sweepstakes contestants must compete in all four contests at the National Junior Summer Spectacular (NJSS). Points will be contributed from the highest-placing purebred gilt or barrow, Showmanship Contest, Judging Contest and Skillathon Contest toward the Sweepstakes awards. There will be no extra points awarded to those individuals who compete in the additional contests. See the NJSA Handbook for the full Sweepstakes point breakdown.

Showmanship Contest

Registration: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Showmanship: Wednesday, July 3, 9 a.m.

Join us for the best Showmanship Contest in the country. Showmanship orders will be posted Tuesday night. Showmanship will begin Wednesday, July 3, at 9 a.m. Ring A will host juniors followed by seniors, and Ring B will host novice followed by intermediates. All contestants must be members of the NJSA. Divisions will be randomly broken into classes according to entries, with no more than 20 exhibitors per class. Any animal that does not meet breed eligibility requirements may not be used for Showmanship. Any animal shown in Showmanship must be entered in the junior show.

Skillathon Contest

Registration: Tuesday, July 2, 2-5 p.m.

The Skillathon Contest is a fun, educational contest where participants rotate through four stations within each age division and are asked to perform tasks or answer questions on specific swine industry topics. No parents or spectators are allowed in the Skillathon rooms. However, from 5:30-6 p.m., all participants and parents are invited to go back through the stations to review the questions and correct answers. The following are examples of topics that could be used in the Skillathon: ear notching, swine breeds, swine health, YQCA certification, meat cut identification, swine anatomy (external, internal and skeletal), reproductive physiology, swine diseases and pedigree information.

Novices have their own separate contest at 11:30 a.m., on Friday, July 5. They will judge two classes and answer questions on one class. Bonus questions may be asked to break ties. A teaching class will precede the novice contest, and officials will be given immediately after their cards are turned in.

Swine is Fine Art Contest: Photography Division

Due: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This contest encourages NJSA members to use art to communicate about the industry. Entries will be judged based upon their creativity, composition and technical skills such as lighting, color and focus. For a list of complete rules and regulations, please visit the NJSA Handbook.

Swine is Fine Art Contest: Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media Division

Due: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This contest encourages NJSA members to use art to communicate about the industry. Entries will be judged based upon their creativity, composition and technical skills such as shading, color and proportion. For a list of complete rules and regulations, please visit the NJSA Handbook. Entries should be turned in at the time of registration.

Amazing Advertising Contest

Due: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This contest encourages NJSA members to improve their communication and selling skills by designing an advertisement for the NJSA. Entries will be based upon how effectively contestants “sell” the idea of NJSA membership by using images, text and design elements. For a list of complete rules and regulations, please visit the NJSA Handbook. Entries should be turned in at the time of registration.

Extemporaneous Speech Contest

Registration: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contestant Meeting: Tuesday, July 2, 3 p.m.

Contest Begins: Tuesday, July 2, 3:30 p.m.

Contestants must sign up for their time slot during registration.

Prepared Speech Contest

Registration: Tuesday, July 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contestant Meeting: Tuesday, July 2, 3 p.m.

Contest Begins: Tuesday, July 2, 3:30 p.m.

Four copies of your speech are due at registration.

Contestants must sign up for their time slot during registration.

SWINE Judging Contest

Registration: Friday, July 5, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Junior, Intermediate, Senior Contest: 9 a.m.

Novice Contest: 11:30 a.m.

Test your ability to evaluate breeding gilts and market hogs in the Judging Contest. All contestants must be members of the NJSA. Teams must have three to four contestants from the same age division. The top three scores will comprise the team score. Parents are not allowed near the judging rings during the contest. Assistants will be available to novice or first-time judges who may not understand how to mark their cards. Junior exhibitors will judge six classes and answer two sets of questions. Intermediate exhibitors will judge six classes, give one set of oral reasons and answer two sets of questions. Senior exhibitors will judge six classes and give three sets of oral reasons. Novice will have

Health Regulations :: General Information :: Contest Rules


HEALTH REGULATIONS - UPDATED!

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 ensure the health of their animals. All animals attending the NJSA Southwest Regional should be inspected by an accredited veterinarian prior to an exhibitors' departure for the show.

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.

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE WOODWARD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
    1. All animals and health certificates will be inspected by the show veterinarian prior to unloading.
    2. Multiple animals may be listed on the same original copy.
  2. CERTIFICATE MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of exhibitor; entered in the NJSA Southwest Regional, Woodward County Fairgrounds, 105A Temple Houston Drive, Woodward, OK 73801.
    2. Individual identification of animal (ear notch and official ear tag). All hogs entered in the show MUST be identified by an official, permanently numbered ear tag. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit www.nationalswine.com. *SWINE ORGINATING FROM OKLAHOMA MUST HAVE AN ELECTRONIC 840 TAG*
    3. All forms of identification, including official tags and ear notches, must be listed on the 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 your health certificate.
    6. Your veterinarian’s cell phone number MUST be included on your health certificate.
    7. ALL HEALTH CERTIFICATES MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
      “Farm or origin of the swine has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months, has not had any signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days, feeds no garbage, uses no PRV vaccine, and is not under quarantine for any disease condition; also vesicular stomatitis has not been diagnosed within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days.”
  3. REQUIRED TESTS
    1. Out of State Exhibitors: ALL animals originating from outside Oklahoma MUST be tested negative for pseudorabies (PRV) and brucellosis on or after SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019, UNLESS they come from a PRV-qualified and brucellosis-validated herd.
      1. Swine tested negative for PRV and brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year).
      2. The Elisa, PCFIA, ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable Elisa test will not be accepted.
      3. If the herd of origin is PRV qualified and brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the negative PRV qualification and brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the health certificate and complete quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate. *MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER JUNE 5, 2019*
    2. Oklahoma Exhibitors Only: ALL Animals must be tested negative for Brucellosis and Pseudorabies after June 1, 2019 for fall events. Test results, laboratory name, and animal ID shall be listed on a valid CVI or Oklahoma swine test chart. *ALL SWINE MUST HAVE AN OFFICIAL ELECTRONIC 840 TAG* UNLESS they come from a PRV-qualified and brucellosis-validated herd.
      1. Swine tested negative for PRV and brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year).
      2. The Elisa, PCFIA, ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable Elisa test will not be accepted.
      3. If the herd of origin is PRV qualified and brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the negative PRV qualification and brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the health certificate and complete quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate. *MUST BE COMPLETED AFTER JUNE 5, 2019*
  4. VACCINATIONS
    1. ALL breeding gilts coming to the show MUST be vaccinated against Leptospirosis (6-way) including Bratislava and Erysipelas on or after SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the health certificate.
    2. It is strongly recommended that all animals are vaccinated against influenza. This is not a show requirement.
  5. PERMIT REQUIREMENT
    1. All out-of-state entries MUST obtain an interstate permit number. ONLY an accredited veterinarian may obtain this permit number by calling the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture at 405.522.6141.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • We highly recommend printing these requirements and reviewing them with your veterinarian.
  • Please review CVI’s prior to leaving for the event to ensure all required information is completed accurately.
  • Oklahoma Exhibitors: Some requirements listed above may be in addition to the health requirements for fall shows in Oklahoma. However, they must be included on the animals CVI’s in order to be exhibited at the NJSA Southwest Regional.
  • Dr. Mike Tripp, official show veterinarian will inspect all animals and CVI’s prior to unloading. Any animals not meeting health requirements may be prevented from exhibition at this event.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: August 8, 2019
  • Farrowing Deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Ownership Deadline: July 15, 2019
  • Contests: Purebred and crossbred Gilt Show, Purebred and Crossbred Barrow Shows, Showmanship Contest, Judging Contest, and Sweepstakes Contest.
  • Additional Events: Exhibitor Breakfast, Exhibitor Pizza Party, MVP Event, Corn Toss Tournament, Silent Auction, and an Inspirational Service by Ray Perryman.
  • Limit per Exhibitor: Exhibitors may enter up to six total gilts, which can include a maximum of two crossbred gilts. Exhibitors may enter up to six total barrows, which can include a maximum of two crossbred barrows.
  • Barrow Weights: 290 lbs. or less with 15 lb. weigh-back
  • Crossbred Gilt Weights: 375 lbs. or less with 15 lb. weigh-back

EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • All exhibitors must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) to compete in NJSA events.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Although some circumstances require animals to be housed at an alternative location, it is strongly encouraged that animals are under the direct care of the owner/exhibitor.
  • No entries accepted at the show. 
  • Exhibitors will pay an entry fee of $30 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $40. *NOTE: Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $60 for purebreds and $80 for crossbreds. Late entries may not be accepted due to space limitations. 
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at NJSA events will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest.
  • ALL ENTRIES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
  •  A $15 Junior Member Fee must be paid in order to exhibit in NJSA events. This fee is to help cover expenses with NJSA Regional and National Shows. The participation fee will be paid at each show the NJSA member participates in during the NJSA show calendar year (August 1st – July 31st).
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt and barrow shows and showmanship contest.
  • NSR is not liable for accidents.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA 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.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No print advertising is allowed on exhibitor clothing while in the show ring.
  • No parents, friends, or family members are allowed in the make-up ring or show ring with an exhibitor.  All exhibitors must be able to be in the make-up ring and show ring by themselves or are not permitted to show.  An NJSA Junior Board member may be requested to assist an exhibitor if necessary.
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required by all junior exhibitors at every NJSA show.
  • A premises ID number to exhibit at an NJSA event.  It is easy to obtain a premises ID number by clicking here.  This is where you will find your state and contact the person listed for your state.  You may also contact the NJSA for more information. 

BRED + OWNED ENTRIES:

  • Bred + Owned entries must also be entered in the Junior Show Gilt entries section of the entry form.
  • Bred + Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. This entry fee will remain in the Bred + Owned division to ensure quality recognition and sustainability for the program.
  • Animal Registration number and Owner/Breeder number are required at entry.
  • Family Certification Forms https://forms.gle/AmWMofGtpCcFB4BTA must be submitted if more than one junior member is listed as the owner and breeder of the animal on the pedigree.
  • All Bred + Owned entries are due prior to the show. No Bred + Owned entries will be accepted at the show.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  • Open and junior entries are penned separately.  Hogs are penned by state, in alphabetical order according to the exhibitors’ last name.  Requests are accepted to be penned next to another exhibitor(s) from the same state up until 7 days prior to the start of the show by calling the NSR office.  Requests are not accepted for exhibitors to be penned with others from different states.  Crossbreds, purebreds, barrows and gilts are all penned together.  Two pigs per pen per family are required; gilts and barrows will be penned together.  Divider gates will not be provided. Pen cards cannot be moved once posted at a show.
  • Animals will not be released until the completion of the Sweepstakes Award Ceremony or the posted release times.  If animals leave unexcused before the release time, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to participate in NJSA events for one year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All hogs must be identified by a permanent ear notch and a federally approved permanently numbered ear tag. For more information on what tags are required, click here.
  • All NJSA purebred gilt and market hog entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire.
  • Gilts that are being exhibited must be guaranteed open (not bred).
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • Purebred and crossbred entries may be purchased females or market hogs, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor’s family name, or exhibitor’s farm name, 60 days prior to the date of show, or by the specified ownership deadline. 
  • Gilts and market hogs must meet all registration eligibility requirements of their respective breed associations. NSR field staff or qualified NSR representatives will inspect all gilts and market hogs for breed eligibility.
  • Any gilts or market hogs that do not meet eligibility requirements may not be used for showmanship. All efforts will be made to help these youth find replacement hogs to use in showmanship.
  • In order to show a crossbred gilt or barrow, you must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow, and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
  • Purebred breeding gilt classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Crossbred breeding gilt and all market hog classes will be broken according to weight, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Scales will be made available to exhibitors at NJSA shows. Exhibitors must turn in a card with the declared weight of market hogs or crossbred gilts by the specified time. The top three hogs in each class will be re-weighed. Hogs must not be more than 15 pounds over or under card weight. If the hog weighs out, it will be dismissed from the class. (Exception: NBS® Junior Barrow Classic entries will be weighed by Hormel. No weigh backs will take place.)
  • Exhibitors of Breed Champions, Reserve Breed Champions, Bred-and-Owned Breed Champions and Bred-and-Owned Reserve Champions must come to the ring for the overall champion drive (where applicable) or exhibitor will be disqualified and forfeit all premiums.  
  • If a gilt or market hog is unable to compete for division champion, breed champion or overall champion due to sickness or injury incurred after winning their respective class, the exhibitor is able to keep their class winning premiums.  A committee of 3 or more NSR, NJSA, or veterinarian staff will make the decision if the gilt or market hog is too sick or injured to compete.  If it is determined that the hog is too injured or sick to compete, the reserve will move up.  Only reserve will move up, no 2nd place class winners.
  • All breed gilt and barrow champions and reserve champions, champion and reserve champion Bred & Owned gilts will be DNA tested for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification, and breed purity at the conclusion of the show.
  • NSR and NJSA reserve the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals for stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This collection will be supervised by NSR or NJSA representatives.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries.
  • The NJSA Southeast Regional, Western Regional, Southwest Regional, Eastern Regional, World Pork Expo Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular market hog shows are not terminal shows. Exhibitors will be responsible for their own market hogs at the completion of the show.
  • The NBS® Junior Barrow Classic, American Royal and NAILE market hog shows are terminal shows, and hogs will be marketed by the respective show organizations.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion gilts of the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds from all NJSA events held in conjunction with NSR open shows and sales are allowed in the NSR sale with no consignment fee.
  • Gilts shown in the Southeast Regional, National Junior Summer Spectacular and 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 for both shows. All double-entered gilts must be entered with both the open show and NJSA show entry forms.  If the gilt is selected to be in the sale from the open show, she MUST be offered for sale through the ring.
  • Double entered gilts must follow open show rules.  If selected from the open NSR show to sell the gilt is required to be offered for sale through the ring.  The owner has the option to buy the gilt back at 15% commission of the final bid price.  No exceptions will be made to this rule. Any hog that does not show up for the sale of their hog will be fined the average sale price of that breed, banned from exhibiting for one year, and will be unable to show after one year if the fine has not been paid. 

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE MOWER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL, INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
    1. Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI. Two photocopies of the original CVI must be provided for each animal.
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of consignor; consigned to the NBS®, Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th Street SW, Austin, MN 55912.
    2. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the National Barrow Show MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. The animal’s ear tag ID must be listed on CVI. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/shows/ear_tags.php.
    3. Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch.
    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, PEDv, SECD, or Seneca Valley Virus 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 90 days
  3. REQUIRED TESTS:
    1. BREEDING ANIMALS (NBS JR. SHOW BREEDING GILTS AND OPEN SHOW BOARS & BREEDING GILTS):
      1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING: ALL BREEDING SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE NBS MUST be individually tested for PRV ON OR AFTER TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified herd.
        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. If BREEDING SHOW ANIMALS come from a PRV qualified herd, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification numbers must appear on the health certificate and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate.
      2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING: ALL BREEDING ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE NBS MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after ON OR AFTER TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019 UNLESS animals originate from a validated brucellosis free herd.
        1. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        2. 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. MARKET HOGS (JR. SHOW, OPEN SHOW AND TRUCKLOADS) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE INDIVIDUALLY TESTED FOR PRV AND BRUCELLOSIS
    2. 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 Minnesota 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.
  • Show Veterinarian Contact: Mark M. Engesser, DVM - Cell 507-438-3358, Office 507-437-3727  

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • The NBS Jr. Classic will offers a junior breeding gilt show for purebred and crossbred breeding gilts. Breeding gilts are not eligible to compete in the market show.
  • The NBS Jr. Classic will allow market gilts to be eligible for exhibition in the market show. Both market gilts and barrows will compete against each other in classes designated by weight for each breed. Market gilts are not eligible to be exhibited in the breeding gilt show.
  • Each exhibitor may enter up to two market hogs per breed and two breeding gilts per breed.
  • Each exhibitor must show (not just enter) one purebred breeding gilt for every one crossbred breeding gilt and one purebred market hog for every one crossbred market hog.
  • The NBS Jr. Classic market hog show is a terminal show.
  • All hogs must be identified with a permanent ear notch.
  • ALL HOGS must be identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag. To learn more about federally approved ear tags, click here.
  • Absolutely no clipping of hogs will be allowed on the show grounds.
  • Powdering, oiling or any dressing applied to hogs other than water will not be allowed. Exhibitors may be asked to take their animals to the wash racks by show officials to remove dressing. Show officials reserve the right to disqualify any animal from competition not meeting this requirement. Whole body clipping of market hogs is discouraged.
  • NJSA and Team Purebred reserve the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries.
  • Entries are due August 14, 2019. 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 NBS Junior Classic entries and checks (purebred and crossbred) must be mailed to NSR, Attention: Director of Junior Shows; 2639 Yeager Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

EXHIBITORS REQUIREMENTS

  • All exhibitors must be members of their respective junior associations, based on the breeds they are exhibiting – NJSA or Team Purebred.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt show, barrow show and showmanship.
  • If an exhibitor is not present to show their animal, the animal cannot be exhibited unless approved by show officials.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  • No moving or switching of pen cards is allowed at the show. If special penning is required, these requests must be submitted 7 days in advance and approved by show officials. This system will allow us to find participants more quickly if problems arise.
  • Exhibitors that are showing breeding gilts in the NBS Jr. Classic are dismissed after the conclusion of the NBS Jr. Classic show on Sunday afternoon. 
  • All market hogs are to be left at the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the NBS Jr. Classic. Market hogs will be transported on Monday afternoon to Hormel foods for harvest delivery. If you plan on leaving the event prior to Monday afternoon, please plan accordingly for the proper care and management of your market hogs.

ADDITIONAL BREEDING GILT SHOW INFORMATION

  • Purebred breeding gilt classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Purebred and crossbred breeding gilts shown in the NBS Jr. Classic show 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 NBS Junior Classic and the National Barrow Show open 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 National Barrow Show, it must be entered in the junior exhibitor's name for both shows.

PUREBRED BREEDING GILT REQUIREMENTS

  • Purebred breeding gilt entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted or Yorkshire gilts that are farrowed on or after January 15, 2019.
  • NJSA & Team Purebred breeding 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 August 14, 2019.
  • Breeding 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 breeding gilt for every one crossbred breeding gilt.
  • All crossbred breeding gilts will be shown by weight. Crossbred breeding gilts will be weighed-in on Saturday at the same time as the market animals.
  • Crossbred breeding gilts must weigh 375 pounds or less. There is no weigh-back.

PUREBRED & CROSSBRED MARKET HOG REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a terminal show for animals being exhibited in the market shows.
  • Exhibitors must show one purebred market hog (market barrow or market gilt) for every one crossbred market hog (market barrow or market gilt).
  • Purebred market hog entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spotted or Yorkshire barrows born February 1, 2019, and after.
  • All market hogs (purebred and crossbred) must weigh between 230 and 290 pounds. Market hogs will be weighed and tattooed on Saturday. There is no weigh-back for market animals or crossbred breeding gilts.
  • If a purebred market hog fails to meet weight requirements and is ineligible to show, this would also result in the disqualification of a crossbred market hog entry for the same exhibitor.
  • NJSA & Team Purebred market hog entries may be purchased animals, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name by August 14, 2019.
  • Purebred market hogs 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.

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, 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 ERIE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
      1. All animals and health certificates will be inspected by show officials prior to unloading. Be sure to observe show schedule for unloading times.
      2. Multiple animals may be listed on the same original copy.
      3. There are no permit requirements for out of state exhibitors to enter the state of New York.
  2. CERTIFICATE MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of consignor; consigned to Erie County Showplex, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075.
    2. Individual identification of animal (ear notch and ear tag).All hogs entered in the show MUST be identified by an official, permanently numbered ear tag. For more information onfederally recognized ear tags click here.
    3. All forms of identification, including official tags and ear notches, must be listed on the CVI.”
    4. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations MUST be listed.
    5. premise ID number MUST be included on your health certificate.
    6. Your veterinarian’s cell phone number MUST be included on your health certificate.
    7. ALL HEALTH CERTIFICATES MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
      1. “Farm or origin of the 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 garbage, uses no PRV vaccine, and is not under quarantine for any disease condition; also vesicular stomatitis has not been diagnosed within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days.”
  3. REQUIRED TESTS AND VACCINATIONS:
    1. PSEUDORABIES: Since all states are Stage 5 of the Pseudorabies (PRV) eradication program, no testing is required for this show. If the animals come from a Pseudorabies qualified herd, it is required that this number and the last test date appear on the health certificate.
    2.  BRUCELLOSIS: All animals must originate from a Brucellosis Class “Free” state or be from a validated brucellosis free herd with the validation herd number and test date on certificate or be negative tested for brucellosis after Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, with test date written on the certificate.
    3. ALL BREEDING animals 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.
    4. It is strongly recommended that all animals are vaccinated against influenza.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to the state of New York’s regulations for swine entry and exhibition, but are necessary to exhibit animals at the NJSA event.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: Sept. 11, 2019
  • Farrowing Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
  • Ownership Deadline: Aug. 20, 2019
  • Contests: Purebred and crossbred Gilt Show, Purebred and Crossbred Barrow Shows, Showmanship Contest and Skillathon Contest.
  • Additional Events: Exhibitor Breakfast, Exhibitor Pizza Party, MVP Event and a Family Movie and Popcorn Night.
  • Limit per Exhibitor: Exhibitors may enter up to six total gilts, which can include a maximum of two crossbred gilts. Exhibitors may enter up to six total barrows, which can include a maximum of two crossbred barrows.
  • Barrow Weights: 290 lbs. or less with 15 lb. weigh-back
  • Crossbred Gilt Weights: 375 lbs. or less with 15 lb. weigh-back

EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • All exhibitors must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) to compete in NJSA events.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Although some circumstances require animals to be housed at an alternative location, it is strongly encouraged that animals are under the direct care of the owner/exhibitor.
  • No entries accepted at the show. 
  • Exhibitors will pay an entry fee of $30 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $40. *NOTE: Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $60 for purebreds and $80 for crossbreds. Late entries may not be accepted due to space limitations. 
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at NJSA events will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest.
  • ALL ENTRIES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
  •  A $15 Junior Member Fee must be paid in order to exhibit in NJSA events. This fee is to help cover expenses with NJSA Regional and National Shows. The participation fee will be paid at each show the NJSA member participates in during the NJSA show calendar year (August 1st – July 31st).
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt and barrow shows and showmanship contest.
  • NSR is not liable for accidents.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA 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.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No print advertising is allowed on exhibitor clothing while in the show ring.
  • No parents, friends, or family members are allowed in the make-up ring or show ring with an exhibitor.  All exhibitors must be able to be in the make-up ring and show ring by themselves or are not permitted to show.  An NJSA Junior Board member may be requested to assist an exhibitor if necessary.
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required by all junior exhibitors at every NJSA show.
  • A premises ID number to exhibit at an NJSA event.  It is easy to obtain a premises ID number by clicking here.  This is where you will find your state and contact the person listed for your state.  You may also contact the NJSA for more information. 

BRED + OWNED ENTRIES:

  • Bred + Owned entries must also be entered in the Junior Show Gilt entries section of the entry form.
  • Bred + Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. This entry fee will remain in the Bred + Owned division to ensure quality recognition and sustainability for the program.
  • Animal Registration number and Owner/Breeder number are required at entry.
  • Family Certification Forms https://forms.gle/AmWMofGtpCcFB4BTA must be submitted if more than one junior member is listed as the owner and breeder of the animal on the pedigree.
  • All Bred + Owned entries are due prior to the show. No Bred + Owned entries will be accepted at the show.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  • Open and junior entries are penned separately.  Hogs are penned by state, in alphabetical order according to the exhibitors’ last name.  Requests are accepted to be penned next to another exhibitor(s) from the same state up until 7 days prior to the start of the show by calling the NSR office.  Requests are not accepted for exhibitors to be penned with others from different states.  Crossbreds, purebreds, barrows and gilts are all penned together.  Two pigs per pen per family are required; gilts and barrows will be penned together.  Divider gates will not be provided. Pen cards cannot be moved once posted at a show.
  • Animals will not be released until the completion of the Sweepstakes Award Ceremony or the posted release times.  If animals leave unexcused before the release time, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to participate in NJSA events for one year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All hogs must be identified by a permanent ear notch and a federally approved permanently numbered ear tag. For more information on what tags are required, click here.
  • All NJSA purebred gilt and market hog entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire.
  • Gilts that are being exhibited must be guaranteed open (not bred).
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • Purebred and crossbred entries may be purchased females or market hogs, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor’s family name, or exhibitor’s farm name, 60 days prior to the date of show, or by the specified ownership deadline. 
  • Gilts and market hogs must meet all registration eligibility requirements of their respective breed associations. NSR field staff or qualified NSR representatives will inspect all gilts and market hogs for breed eligibility.
  • Any gilts or market hogs that do not meet eligibility requirements may not be used for showmanship. All efforts will be made to help these youth find replacement hogs to use in showmanship.
  • In order to show a crossbred gilt or barrow, you must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow, and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
  • Purebred breeding gilt classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Crossbred breeding gilt and all market hog classes will be broken according to weight, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Scales will be made available to exhibitors at NJSA shows. Exhibitors must turn in a card with the declared weight of market hogs or crossbred gilts by the specified time. The top three hogs in each class will be re-weighed. Hogs must not be more than 15 pounds over or under card weight. If the hog weighs out, it will be dismissed from the class. (Exception: NBS® Junior Barrow Classic entries will be weighed by Hormel. No weigh backs will take place.)
  • Exhibitors of Breed Champions, Reserve Breed Champions, Bred-and-Owned Breed Champions and Bred-and-Owned Reserve Champions must come to the ring for the overall champion drive (where applicable) or exhibitor will be disqualified and forfeit all premiums.  
  • If a gilt or market hog is unable to compete for division champion, breed champion or overall champion due to sickness or injury incurred after winning their respective class, the exhibitor is able to keep their class winning premiums.  A committee of 3 or more NSR, NJSA, or veterinarian staff will make the decision if the gilt or market hog is too sick or injured to compete.  If it is determined that the hog is too injured or sick to compete, the reserve will move up.  Only reserve will move up, no 2nd place class winners.
  • All breed gilt and barrow champions and reserve champions, champion and reserve champion Bred & Owned gilts will be DNA tested for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification, and breed purity at the conclusion of the show.
  • NSR and NJSA reserve the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals for stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This collection will be supervised by NSR or NJSA representatives.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries.
  • The NJSA Southeast Regional, Western Regional, Southwest Regional, Eastern Regional, World Pork Expo Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular market hog shows are not terminal shows. Exhibitors will be responsible for their own market hogs at the completion of the show.
  • The NBS® Junior Barrow Classic, American Royal and NAILE market hog shows are terminal shows, and hogs will be marketed by the respective show organizations.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion gilts of the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds from all NJSA events held in conjunction with NSR open shows and sales are allowed in the NSR sale with no consignment fee.
  • Gilts shown in the Southeast Regional, National Junior Summer Spectacular and 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 for both shows. All double-entered gilts must be entered with both the open show and NJSA show entry forms.  If the gilt is selected to be in the sale from the open show, she MUST be offered for sale through the ring.
  • Double entered gilts must follow open show rules.  If selected from the open NSR show to sell the gilt is required to be offered for sale through the ring.  The owner has the option to buy the gilt back at 15% commission of the final bid price.  No exceptions will be made to this rule. Any hog that does not show up for the sale of their hog will be fined the average sale price of that breed, banned from exhibiting for one year, and will be unable to show after one year if the fine has not been paid. 

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE PASO ROBLES EVENT CENTER MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
    1. CVIs must be issued on or after Nov. 6, 2019.
    2. Multiple hogs may be listed on one original CVI per exhibitor, provided they are transported and arriving on the same shipment.
  2. PERMIT REQUIREMENTS:
    1. ALL out-of-state swine entering California require a California entry permit issued by the CDFA- Animal Health Branch.
    2. Permits are valid for 15 days and are issued to the licensed, accredited veterinarian in the state of origin. 
    3. The complete physical origin and destination address along with the telephone number of the destination are required for the permit. 
    4. Your licensed, accredited veterinarian issuing the CVI must call the CDFA Animal Health Branch Permit Line at (916) 900-5052 to request a permit.
  3. CVI REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION, STATEMENTS & MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS:
    1. CVI must show name and address of exhibitor, attending NJSA Western Regional, Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 239-0655. 
    2. Individual identification of animal MUST be listed on the CVI.
      1. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the Western Regional MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. The animal’s ear tag ID must be listed on CVI.
      2. For more information on official, federally-approved ear tags, please visit nationalswine.com.
    3. Health status of animal MUST be listed on CVI.
    4. A Premise ID number MUST be included on your CVI.
    5. Your veterinarian’s cell phone number MUST be included on your CVI.
    6. ALL CVIs MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: Farm or origin of the swine:
      1. has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of Senecavirus A (Seneca Valley Virus) in the last 30 days
      2. has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months and uses no PRV vaccine
      3. has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days
      4. feeds no garbage and is not under quarantine for any disease condition
      5. has not been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days
  4. REQUIRED TESTS AND VACCINATIONS:
    1. There are no testing requirements for PRV or brucellosis for swine being exhibited at the NJSA Western Regional.
  5. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that all breeding animals be vaccinated against influenza.

*In some instances, specific requirements may be in addition to swine entry requirements to the state of California but are necessary to exhibit animals at the NJSA Western Regional.

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: Oct. 9, 2019
  • Farrowing Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Ownership Deadline: Oct. 9, 2019
  • Limits per exhibitor: 6 gilts with a max of 2 cross gilts, 6 barrows with a max of 2 cross barrows
  • Barrow Weight Limit: 290 lbs. with a 15 lb. weigh-back
  • Crossbred Gilt Weight Limit: 375 lbs. with a 15 lb. weigh-back.
  • Exhibitors must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt
  • All gilts and barrows are released at the completion of the awards ceremony on Sunday.

EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • All exhibitors must be members of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) to compete in NJSA events.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019.
  • Although some circumstances require animals to be housed at an alternative location, it is strongly encouraged that animals are under the direct care of the owner/exhibitor.
  • No entries accepted at the show. 
  • Exhibitors will pay an entry fee of $30 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $40. *NOTE:   Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $60 for purebreds and $80 for crossbreds. Late entries may not be accepted due to space limitations. 
  • Bred & Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. Bred & Owned entries must also be entered in the junior show gilt entry section of the entry form.
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at NJSA events will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest.
  • ALL ENTRIES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
  •  A $15 Junior Member Fee must be paid in order to exhibit in NJSA events. This fee is to help cover expenses with NJSA Regional and National Shows. The participation fee will be paid at each show the NJSA member participates in during the NJSA show calendar year (Aug. 1 – July 31).
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the gilt and barrow shows and showmanship contest.
  • NSR is not liable for accidents.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA 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.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No print advertising is allowed on exhibitor clothing while in the show ring.
  • No parents, friends, or family members are allowed in the make-up ring or show ring with an exhibitor.  All exhibitors must be able to be in the make-up ring and show ring by themselves or are not permitted to show.  An NJSA Junior Board member may be requested to assist an exhibitor if necessary.
  • Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required by all junior exhibitors at every NJSA show.
  • A premises ID number to exhibit at an NJSA event.  It is easy to obtain a premises ID number by clicking here.  This will prompt you to open a PDF document where you will then find your state and contact the person listed for your state.  You may also contact the NJSA for more information. 

BRED + OWNED ENTRIES:

  • Bred + Owned entries must also be entered in the Junior Show Gilt entries section of the entry form.
  • Bred + Owned entry fees are $10 per entry. This entry fee will remain in the Bred + Owned division to ensure quality recognition and sustainability for the program.
  • Animal Registration number and Owner/Breeder number are required at entry.
  • Family Certification Forms https://forms.gle/AmWMofGtpCcFB4BTA must be submitted if more than one junior member is listed as the owner and breeder of the animal on the pedigree.
  • All Bred + Owned entries are due prior to the show. No Bred + Owned entries will be accepted at the show.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL

  • Open and junior entries are penned separately.  Hogs are penned by state, in alphabetical order according to the exhibitors’ last name.  Requests are accepted to be penned next to another exhibitor(s) from the same state up until 7 days prior to the start of the show by calling the NSR office.  Requests are not accepted for exhibitors to be penned with others from different states.  Crossbreds, purebreds, barrows and gilts are all penned together.  Two pigs per pen per family are required; gilts and barrows will be penned together.  Divider gates will not be provided. Pen cards cannot be moved once posted at a show.
  • Animals will not be released until the completion of the Sweepstakes Award Ceremony or the posted release times.  If animals leave unexcused before the release time, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to participate in NJSA events for one year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • All hogs must be identified by a permanent ear notch and a federally approved permanently numbered ear tag. For more information on what tags are required, click here.
  • All NJSA purebred gilt and market hog entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire.
  • Gilts that are being exhibited must be guaranteed open (not bred).
  • Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • Purebred and crossbred entries may be purchased females or market hogs, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor’s family name, or exhibitor’s farm name, 60 days prior to the date of show, or by the specified ownership deadline. 
  • Gilts and market hogs must meet all registration eligibility requirements of their respective breed associations. NSR field staff or qualified NSR representatives will inspect all gilts and market hogs for breed eligibility.
  • Any gilts or market hogs that do not meet eligibility requirements may not be used for showmanship. All efforts will be made to help these youth find replacement hogs to use in showmanship.
  • In order to show a crossbred gilt or barrow, you must show one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow, and one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt.
  • Purebred breeding gilt classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Crossbred breeding gilt and all market hog classes will be broken according to weight, with class size as equal as possible.
  • Scales will be made available to exhibitors at NJSA shows. Exhibitors must turn in a card with the declared weight of market hogs or crossbred gilts by the specified time. The top three hogs in each class will be re-weighed. Hogs must not be more than 15 pounds over or under card weight. If the hog weighs out, it will be dismissed from the class. (Exception: NBS® Junior Barrow Classic entries will be weighed by Hormel. No weigh backs will take place.)
  • Exhibitors of Breed Champions, Reserve Breed Champions, Bred-and-Owned Breed Champions and Bred-and-Owned Reserve Champions must come to the ring for the overall champion drive (where applicable) or exhibitor will be disqualified and forfeit all premiums.  
  • If a gilt or market hog is unable to compete for division champion, breed champion or overall champion due to sickness or injury incurred after winning their respective class, the exhibitor is able to keep their class winning premiums.  A committee of 3 or more NSR, NJSA, or veterinarian staff will make the decision if the gilt or market hog is too sick or injured to compete.  If it is determined that the hog is too injured or sick to compete, the reserve will move up.  Only reserve will move up, no 2nd place class winners.
  • All breed gilt and barrow champions and reserve champions, champion and reserve champion Bred & Owned gilts will be DNA tested for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification, and breed purity at the conclusion of the show.
  • NSR and NJSA reserve the right to randomly collect a DNA profile on exhibited animals for stress gene, parentage verification and breed purity at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This collection will be supervised by NSR or NJSA representatives.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries.
  • The NJSA Southeast Regional, Western Regional, Southwest Regional, Eastern Regional, World Pork Expo Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular market hog shows are not terminal shows. Exhibitors will be responsible for their own market hogs at the completion of the show.
  • The NBS® Junior Barrow Classic, American Royal and NAILE market hog shows are terminal shows, and hogs will be marketed by the respective show organizations.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion gilts of the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds from all NJSA events held in conjunction with NSR open shows and sales are allowed in the NSR sale with no consignment fee.
  • Gilts shown in the Southeast Regional, National Junior Summer Spectacular and 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 for both shows. All double-entered gilts must be entered with both the open show and NJSA show entry forms.  If the gilt is selected to be in the sale from the open show, she MUST be offered for sale through the ring.
  • Double entered gilts must follow open show rules.  If selected from the open NSR show to sell the gilt is required to be offered for sale through the ring.  The owner has the option to buy the gilt back at 15% commission of the final bid price.  No exceptions will be made to this rule. Any hog that does not show up for the sale of their hog will be fined the average sale price of that breed, banned from exhibiting for one year, and will be unable to show after one year if the fine has not been paid. 

Effective July 1st, 2019, siblings living at the same address can be listed on the same pedigree as the breeder and owner and qualify for the Bred and Owned division. No farm names will be accepted. Everyone listed on the pedigree must qualify as an NJSA member and be under the age of 21 as of Jan. 1 of the current year.

If more than one member is listed on a pedigree, a family certification form must be completed. This form can be found HERE. Family certification forms must be submitted to the NSR office 10 business days prior to the first show exhibitors plan to participate in the Bred and Owned program.  

Animals shown in the Bred and Owned division will be entered at time of show entry. In order to enter for the Bred and Owned division, you must have the animal’s registration number as well as the breeder’s owner number. Animals will need to be entered in the gilt show, as well as the Bred and Owned division on the entry form.Entry fees for the Bred and Owned division will be $10/animal. This entry fee will remain in the Bred and Owned program to ensure quality recognition and sustainability for the program.

Entries for the Bred and Owned division will be done at time of show entry. Bred and Owned entries will not be accepted at the show!

This new Bred and Owned rule will be in effect at the 2019 National Junior Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Kentucky.


CROSS BREEDING INFO FORM

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BREED
ELIGIBILITY

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FEDERAL
EAR TAGS

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PREMISE
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YQCA
CERTIFICATION

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