The NSR office will be closed November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All litters must be recorded and transferred before December 1 to be eligible for the Texas Majors. Please get those requests in before the Thanksgiving holiday to avoid rush fees.

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HEALTH REGULATIONS

  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 28, 2020 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 https://nationalswine.com/events/ear-tags.php. *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 Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 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 4, 2020*
    2. Oklahoma Exhibitors Only: ALL Animals must be tested negative for Brucellosis and Pseudorabies after June 1, 2020 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 4, 2020*
  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 4, 2020. 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 12, 2020
  • Farrowing Deadline: Dec. 1, 2019
  • Ownership Deadline: July 15, 2020
  • Contests: Purebred and crossbred Gilt Show, Purebred and Crossbred Barrow Shows, Showmanship Contest, Judging Contest, and Sweepstakes Contest.
  • Limit per Exhibitor: NEW! Exhibitors may enter up to 6 total pigs, which can include a maximum of 2 crossbred gilts and crossbred barrows. Exhibitors must show, not just enter, one purebred gilt for every one crossbred gilt and one purebred barrow for every one crossbred barrow.
  • 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, 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 $35 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $45. *NOTE: Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $70 for purebreds and $90 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, The Exposition Junior Show 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 The Exposition Junior 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 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

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HEALTH REGULATIONS

With heightened awareness and concerns surrounding foreign animal diseases (FADs), following all health requirements is critical. Veterinarians and exhibitors must take extra precaution to ensure the health of their animals. All animals attending NJSA Eastern Regional must be inspected by a licensed and accredited veterinarian before departing for the show.

Failure to meet all animal health requirements will result in removal of animals from the exhibition premises. NJSA Eastern Regional staff and/or the Indiana State Veterinarian are authorized to make the final determination of an animal’s eligibility for exhibition.

The following animals are NOT ELIGIBLE for exhibition in Indiana:

  • Animals that originate from a herd that is under quarantine
  • An animal prohibited from exhibition under any law or order
  • Any animal classified as a brucellosis "suspect"
  • Animals showing signs of any infectious or communicable disease or that are a health hazard to people or other animals
  • Any animal that does not meet Indiana animal health requirements

Any animal that develops or shows signs of any infectious or communicable disease during exhibition must be removed from the premises, including the surrounding exhibition grounds. An owner who is disputing the exclusion of his/her animal(s) from exhibition may not exhibit the animal in question pending any appeal.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SWINE

  1. All swine (including delivery animals) must have a properly completed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) prior to entering the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Animals without the proper documentation will be denied access to the venue.
    1. CVIs must be completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian who has personally inspected the swine.
    2. A CVI must be issued on or after September 3, 2020 and is valid for 30 days.
    3. CVIs must clearly include a description of each animal including the age, sex, and breed of the animal, and the official individual identification (see Section 4 below).
    4. CVIs must be accessible while on the exhibition premises.
  2. All swine and their respective original CVIs will be inspected by the show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading. Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI.
  3. CVIs for this event MUST include the following:
    1. The consignee/destination address as: NJSA Eastern Regional, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd, Richmond, IN 47374
    2. The federal premises identification number for the Wayne County Fairgrounds is: 007OPBN
    3. The pre-entry movement permit number: "ER2020". Individual permit numbers will not be issued by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health for this event.
    4. The date (month, day, year) of vaccination and/or testing when required
    5. The premises ID number for the consignor/origin
    6. The cell phone number of the veterinarian who issued the CVI
    7. The following statements for the farm or origin of 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 raw garbage and uses no PRV vaccine
      • Is not under quarantine for any disease condition
      • Has not had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within 10 miles of farm or origin in the last 30 days
  4. Identification
    1. All swine being exhibited at NJSA Eastern Regional MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. All official identification and any additional identification devices MUST be recorded on the CVI. RFID 840 ear tags are the standard for exhibition swine in Indiana.
    2. In addition to official identification, each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch, which MUST be listed on the CVI.
    3. Animals not bearing an official ID will not be granted access to NJSA Eastern Regional.
    4. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit https://nationalswine.com/events/ear-tags.php
  5. Vaccinations
    1. All breeding swine MUST be vaccinated against erysipelas and leptospirosis (6-way), including L. bratislava.
    2. It is highly recommended that all animals, including market animals, are vaccinated against swine influenza.
    3. The date(s) of vaccination (month, day, year) MUST be listed on the CVI.
  6. GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Entry Deadline: Sept. 16, 2020
    • Farrowing Deadline: Jan. 1, 2020
    • Ownership Deadline: Aug. 19, 2020
    • 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 6 total gilts, which can include a maximum of 2 crossbred gilts. Exhibitors may enter up to 6 total barrows, which can include a maximum of 2 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, 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 $35 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $45. *NOTE: Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $70 for purebreds and $90 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, The Exposition Junior Show 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 The Exposition Junior 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 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

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General Information

  • Entry Deadline: Oct. 7, 2020
  • Farrowing Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Ownership Deadline: Sept. 30, 2020
  • Contests: Purebred and crossbred Gilt Show, Purebred and Crossbred Barrow Shows, Showmanship Contest and Skillathon Contest.
  • Additional Events: Silent Auction, Live Dessert Auction, MVP Event, Barnyard Olympics
  • Limit per Exhibitor: Exhibitors may enter up to 6 total gilts, which can include a maximum of 2 crossbred gilts. Exhibitors may enter up to 6 total barrows, which can include a maximum of 2 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, 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 $35 per purebred gilt or barrow that will be listed on the individual entry form. The crossbred barrow or gilt entry fee is $45. *NOTE:   Entries postmarked after deadline are considered late entries. Late entry fees are $70 for purebreds and $90 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, The Exposition Junior Show 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 The Exposition Junior 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 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!


CROSS BREEDING INFO FORM

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BREED
ELIGIBILITY

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FEDERAL
EAR TAGS

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PREMISE
I.D.

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YQCA
CERTIFICATION

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