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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 NSR Summer Type Conference 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.
- 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.
- Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI. Photocopies of CVIs can be made during show check-in for each animal after the show veterinarian has approved CVIs upon arrival.
- CVIs must be issued on or after Monday, June 24, 2019.
- 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)
- CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
- 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.
- 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.
- Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch.
- Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations must be listed.
- A premise ID number MUST be included on CVI.
- The cell phone number of your veterinarian who issued the CVI MUST be included on the CVI.
- ALL CVIs MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS – “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
- REQUIRED TESTS: please advise that test requirements vary between STC (open show) and NJSS (junior show) entries.
- OPEN SHOW ANIMALS (NSR SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE BOARS & GILTS):
- 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.
All official identification of animal (sex, ear tag and ear notch) needs to be included on the pseudorabies test chart.
- Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
- The official PRV test chart must be provided along with your CVI.
- Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted.
- 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.
- 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.
Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
- 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.
- 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.
- JUNIOR SHOW ANIMALS (NJSS BARROWS AND GILTS NOT BEING EXHIBITED IN OPEN SHOW):
- 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).
- This ONLY applies to barrows and gilts that will NOT be exhibited in the STC (open 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.
- 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.
- Swine tested for brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year).
- 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.
All breeding swine 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. Market animals should not be vaccinated.
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.
- UPON ARRIVAL AT KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER:
All animals and original CVIs will be inspected by show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading.
- 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.
- Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
- All entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2019.
- All late entries will be charged double the regular entry fees. All entry fees are non-refundable.
- The NSR reserves the right to close entries due to pen space limitations any time after the printed deadline.
- All senior exhibitors must be active members of the NSR or must pay the $75 non-member exhibitor fee. An active senior member is age 22 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2019 fiscal year.
- Participants age 21 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
- All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by June 14, 2019, or an additional rush fee will be charged.
- If an exhibitor has a NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
- All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system (starting with number 1 in January and again in July of each year).
- No purebred entries will be eligible to show or sell without a registration certificate.
- Purebred breeding animals must have been farrowed on or after Dec. 1, 2018.
- Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equally as possible by farrowing date.
- Crossbred boar classes will be divided by weight.
- CROSSBRED BOARS: A documented stress test must be presented at check-in. Stress status of boars will be listed in the show and sale catalog.
DNA STRESS STATEMENT
- No known stress positive or stress carrier Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animals will be allowed to be exhibited or sold at any NSR-sponsored event.
- Such warranty is, however, solely that of the seller and not that of the American Landrace Association (ALA), American Yorkshire Club (AYC), Hampshire Swine Registry (HSR) or the United Duroc Swine Registry (UDSR).
- The ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assume no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
- If any NSR purebred animal sold at this conference is found to be a carrier of the stress gene, the purchaser has the right to receive full refund of the purchase price from the seller.
- DNA testing for the stress gene must be done within 60 days of the sale date and all costs associated with testing for stress must be paid by the purchaser. The seller has the right to review the test results and the right to re-test the animal at a laboratory of his/her choice.
- Cost associated with re-test by the seller is at the seller’s expense. There will be no refund of NSR commission from stress-carrier animals.
BREEDING ANIMAL SALE
- A minimum of 60% of the number of each sex (boars and gilts) shown will be selected for the sale. These animals will be selected with no set number selling from any single class. Animals not selected for the sale can be consigned to the sale for an additional fee of $20 per head; this must be done by the conclusion of the show. If the animal sells, the fee will be applied toward the sale commission. If the animal does not sell, the fee is forfeited.
- All animals selected and cataloged for the sale MUST go through the auction. Sale commission will be 15% for all animals. If an animal that is selected and cataloged for sale does not go through the sale ring, the exhibitor will be banned from exhibiting at NSR events for one year and will be charged 15% of the average selling price of their respective breed sale. This amount must be paid before reinstatement will be allowed. The exception to this rule will be if an animal has become injured or ill and is inspected by an NSR staff member prior to the sale.
- The NSR acts only as the agent between buyer and seller. If proper payment is made by the buyer in a timely manner the NSR will make settlement with the seller in approximately 30 days after the sale.
PUREBRED BREED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- By entering any purebred hog in the Summer Type Conference, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
- Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR and the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
- For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit https://nationalswine.com/about/policies.php.
- If any Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the Summer Type Conference fails their respective breed DNA testing policy approved by the USDR, ALA, AYC and HSR, the seller agrees that he/she will promptly refund the full purchase price to the buyer. There will be no refund of NSR commission from animals that fail their respective breed testing.
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