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RULES & REGULATIONS

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njsa JUNIOR SHOWS

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Farrowing Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Ownership Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus or 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

  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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018.
    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: http://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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018. 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. This is not a requirement.
  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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: August 8, 2018
  • Farrowing Deadline: January 1, 2018
  • Ownership Deadline: July 16, 2018
  • 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, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus or 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. 

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 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 
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018 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 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, click here.*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 4, 2018, UNLESS they come from a PRV-qualified and brucellosis-validated herd.
      1. Swine tested 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 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, 2018*
    2. Oklahoma Exhibitors Only: ALL Animals must be tested negative for Brucellosis and Pseudorabies after June 1 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*
  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, 2018. 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 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 15, 2018. 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, 2018.
  • 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, 2018.
  • 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 15, 2018.
  • 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, 2018, 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 15, 2018.
  • 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 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 AFTERTUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018, 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 NBS® 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, click here.
    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 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 30 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, Aug. 14, 2018, 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 ANIMALSENTERED IN THE NBS® MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018,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

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: September 5, 2018
  • Farrowing Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
  • Ownership Deadline: August 20, 2018
  • 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 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, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus or 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 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 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 7, 2018 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. 7, 2018, 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

GENERAL SHOW INFORMATION

  • Entry Deadline: Nov. 7, 2018
  • Farrowing Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Ownership Deadline: Oct. 31, 2018
  • 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, 2018.
  • 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 (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. 

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 November 5, 2018.
      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 click here.
    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.
    2. 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.

NSR OPEN SHOWS

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 13, 2018.
  • 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 21 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2018 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 20 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by Jan. 8, 2019 or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
  • If an exhibitor has an NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.

ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 June 1, 2018.
  • Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equal 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.
  • Only exhibitors consigning animals to the Winter Type Conference (WTC) are allowed to bring additional animals onto the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Additional animals MUST abide by the same health requirements as WTC entries.

*All breeding stock will be weighed to calculate WDA.

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 Winter 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/pedigree/breed-eligibility.php
  • If any Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the Winter 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.

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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018.
    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: http://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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018, 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 THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 2018. 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. This is not a requirement.
  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.

HOG COLLEGE ROW NOMINATION PROCESS 

  • Contact your NSR field representative to discuss nomination of a hog college candidate (boar or gilt).
  • Submit pictures or video along with pedigree information via email to field staff member or Clay Zwilling by Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2018.
  • All hog college candidates must meet their respective breed eligibility requirements for recording and exhibition and must also have been farrowed from a litter of 8 or more pigs born alive

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 15, 2018. Entry fees must accompany the entry form and all late entries will be charged double the regular fee. NSR reserves the right to close entries any time after the printed deadline. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All breeding animals entered at the NBS® must have been owned by Aug. 15, 2018, by the exhibitor.
  • Crossbred boars: A documented stress test must be presented at check-in. Stress status of your entry will be placed in the show and sale catalog (this is a show and sale requirement).
  • All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system. All entries must be recorded by Aug. 15, 2018, or they will be charged a rush fee.
  • No purebred animals will be allowed to show or sell without a registration certificate. Purebred entries will be divided into classes, as equal as possible, by farrowing date. Crossbred classes will be broken by weights.
  • All hogs must arrive on the grounds between 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, and noon on Sunday, Sept. 9. All animals must meet NBS® health requirements to remain on the fairgrounds. This includes animals in transit.
  • If all hogs meet show requirements, NBS® entries may be unloaded and non-entries may stay in your vehicle at the south end of the fairgrounds. There is some shade, but no utilities.
  • If non-show animals meet Minnesota import requirements, but not NBS® requirements, show animals may be unloaded and remaining animals must be immediately removed from the fairgrounds. A parking lot is available south of the fairgrounds across the street. The welfare and care of these animals is the owner’s responsibility.
  • If any animals arriving on trailers do not meet Minnesota import requirements, all animals will be refused entry, including NBS® animals.
  • No clipping is allowed in the barns.

EXHIBITORS & ELIGIBILITY

  • 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 2018 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 21 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • Entries are limited to four purebred boars and four purebred open gilts per breed (Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire), and two crossbred boars per exhibitor.
  • Breeding animals must be farrowed on Jan. 15, 2018, or after, and must have at least six functional teats on each side.
  • Market animals must be farrowed on Feb. 1, 2018, or after.
  • All entries must meet their respective breed requirements. Entries that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to show or sell within their respective breed shows or sales at the conference.

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 USDR 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.

COLOR GENE/SPECIAL BREED REQUIREMENTS

  • By entering any animal in this conference, the owner warrants that the animal meets specific breed requirements.
  • Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the American Landrace Association (ALA), American Yorkshire Club (AYC), Hampshire Swine Registry (HSR) or United Duroc Swine Registry (UDSR), and the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assume no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
  • If any purebred Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire breeding animal sold at the NBS® is found to be a carrier of the color gene after being tested through the procedures approved by the HSR, ALA and AYC, 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 are carriers of the color gene.

INDIVIDUAL OPEN MARKET HOG SHOW

  • The individual open market hog show is open to barrows and gilts. Purebreds and crossbreds are eligible and will be shown separately.
  • Animals must be born Feb. 1, 2018, or after.
  • Hogs must weigh between 230 and 290 lbs.
  • All purebreds must have pedigrees from their respective breed associations.
  • Individual barrows and gilts from the Truckload Contest are eligible.
  • Entry fee is $30 per head.
  • Market animals do not need to be tested for pseudorabies or brucellosis but must meet all items under rules #1 and #2 in the show health regulations.

QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING

  • It is mandatory that individual market barrow and truckload exhibitors complete instruction (and have certification valid through this calendar year) in either a PQA Plus™, Youth PQA Plus™ and YQCA™ certification program.
  • State-sponsored youth training programs such as 4-H/Extension Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics training will be accepted.
  • Hogs must always be raised in accordance with the Good Production Practices outlined in the PQA Plus™ programs.
  • A copy of each exhibitor’s Quality Training (as listed above) must be attached to the Swine Affidavit and submitted to Hormel Foods at the time of or prior to shipment of animals.

TRUCKLOAD CONTEST 

  • The Truckload Contest consists of purebred and crossbred divisions. No individual hogs in a truckload may weigh less than 230 lbs. or more than 290 lbs.
  • Truckloads consist of six market hogs, of which, at least three must be barrows. All must have been farrowed on or after Feb. 1, 2018.
  • The entry fee is $30 per truckload.
  • Truckload entries do not need to be tested for pseudorabies or brucellosis, but must meet all items under #1 and #2 in the show health regulations.
  • Carcass requirements: 160 lbs. minimum weight; 220 lbs. maximum weight and a minimum quality score of 2. (Minolta and pH values will be used to verify visual quality scores).

NBS® JUDGING CONTEST

  • The NBS® Judging Contest will be held Monday, Sept. 10. All hogs entered in the NBS® are subject to selection for use in the NBS® Judging Contest on Monday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. in Crane Pavilion.
  • Junior and senior college participants will judge nine classes. 4-H and FFA contestants will place four classes of market hogs, two classes of breeding gilts and one truckload market hog class.
  • For more information, contact the NBS® at Box 367, Austin, MN 55912 or call 507.437.5306. E-mail inquiries to Chairman Erin Steele, easteele@hormel.com.
  • A reception will be held for judging contestants on Monday evening at the Plager Building.

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 AFTERTUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018, 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 NBS® 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, click here.
    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 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 30 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, Aug. 14, 2018, 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 ANIMALSENTERED IN THE NBS® MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018,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

  • Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Oct. 3, 2018.
  • 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 2017 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 21 and UNDER of age are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by Nov. 2, 2018 or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
  • If an exhibitor has an NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
  • Breeding hogs only: Berkshire, Chester, Poland and Spot breeding hog entries can be submitted through the ABA and CPS offices.
  • Only exhibitors consigning animals to the Fall Classic are allowed to bring additional animals onto the Stephens County Expo and Fair. Additional animals MUST abide by the same health requirements as Fall Classic entries.

ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 April 1, 2018.
  • Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equal as possible by farrowing date.
  • All hogs must arrive on the grounds between 8 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, and 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15.
  • All weanling pig entries must be checked in by 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.
  • Exhibitors transporting additional animals (deliveries/parking lot sales) will be required to obtain official “Sale Permit” from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture staff when entering the Stephens County Expo and Fair.
  • Before leaving the Stephens County Expo and Fair, this permit must be returned to agents of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, with a detailed buyers list documenting the destination of each animal (including pre-purchased deliveries, parking lot sales and sifted weanling pigs).

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 percent 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 Fall Classic, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
  • Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the HSR, ALA, AYC and UDSR and the HSR, ALA, AYC and UDSR assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
  • For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit www.nationalswine.com
  • If any Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the Fall Classic is found to be a carrier of the color gene after being tested through the procedures approved by the UDSR, HSR, ALA and AYC, 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 are carriers of the color gene.

HEALTH REGULATIONS

2018 UPDATED HEALTH REGULATIONS: READ CAREFULLY

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE STEPHENS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN. THIS INCLUDES DELIVERIES AND PARKING LOT PURCHASES. LOADS CONTAINING ANY SWINE WITHOUT ALL THE BELOW MENTIONED REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THE STEPHENS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS.
    1. All animals and CVI’s will be inspected by state officials prior to unloading.
    2. Multiple animals may be listed on the same original CVI. However, breeding stock and weanling pigs must be entered on separate original CVI’s.
    3. All entries coming from outside of Oklahoma MUST obtain an interstate permit number. Only your accredited veterinarian may obtain this permit number by calling the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture at 405.522.6141.
    4. CVI’s are not required to be stamped by the state of origin.
  2. CVI’s MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FRIDAY,OCT. 19, 2018, WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of consignor; consigned to:
      Fall Classic • Stephens County Expo and Fair
      2002 South 13 Street
      Duncan, OK 73533
    2. ALL animals (including deliveries and parking lot purchases) MUST be officially identified with a federally-approved, permanently-numbered ear tag. For more information on federally approved ear tags, click here.
      *SWINE ORIGINATING FROM OKLAHOMA MUST HAVE AN OFFICIAL ELECTRONIC 840 TAG*
    3. Earn notches and ear tag ID number of each animal MUST be listed on the CVI.
    4. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations MUST be listed.
    5. A premises ID number MUST be included on the CVI.
    6. Your veterinarian’s cell phone number 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:
    1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for PRV ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2018 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. The earliest quarterly test date that will be accepted will be August 19, 2018.
    2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for brucellosis ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2018 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. The earliest quarterly test date that will be accepted will be August 19, 2018.
  4. VACCINATIONS:
    1. ALL animals being exhibited in the breeding shows MUST be vaccinated against Leptospirosis (6-way) including Bratislava and Erysipelas ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2018. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the CVI. This is not a requirement for weanling pigs.
    2. All WEANLING animals MUST be vaccinated against mycoplasma & circovirus. This is a sale requirement for weanling pigs only.
    3. It is strongly recommended that all animals are vaccinated against influenza. This is not a 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.
  6. 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 Fall Classic
  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Veterinarians will inspect all animals and CVI’s prior to unloading. Any animals not meeting health requirements may be prevented from exhibition at this event.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to Oklahoma regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into other states to meet interstate transport and entry requirements for swine.
  • The rules above are the same for breeding stock & weanling pigs unless specified otherwise.

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