The National Swine Registry recognizes that today’s young breeders are the future of the purebred swine industry. To support the continued growth of youth involvement in the production of purebred swine, the NJSA Premier Breeder Program was established. This program is designed to acknowledge the achievements of junior members that are building breeding programs and exhibiting bred and owned gilts through NJSA events. Exhibitors of purebred bred and owned gilts can compete for the opportunity to earn $1,000 in buying credit towards NSR sales each year.
NJSA Premier Breeder Competition for each Breed.
Points from each Bred & Owned division at each NJSA show are accumulated throughout the year.
Only the first and second highest placing Bred & Owned gilts in each class are eligible to return for the Bred & Owned championship to accumulate points.
Placings from the Bred & Owned division at the 2017 NJSS, 2017 Southwest Regional, 2017 Eastern Regional, 2018 Southeast Regional, and 2018 The Exposition Junior Show will be counted for the 2017-2018 Premier Breeder program.
The top five exhibitors in each breed with the most accumulated points from the 2017 NJSS, 2017 Southwest Regional, 2017 Eastern Regional, 2018 Southeast Regional, and 2018 The Exposition Junior Show will be contacted after the conclusion of The Exposition Junior Show by the NSR Junior Activities Coordinator to schedule an interview that will take place at the 2018 National Junior Summer Spectacular with a panel of judges.
If there is a tie in accumulated points, NJSA can interview more than 5 exhibitors. In this case, all exhibitors interviewed will not be guaranteed to remain in the top 5 overall.
Final scores will be calculated with 70% of the final score being the point total from the Bred & Owned division at shows and 30% of the final score being from the interview. In the event of a tie, ties will be broken based on the exhibitors interview score. The exhibitor with the higher interview score will win the tie.
A Premier Breeder for each breed will be awarded at the National Junior Summer Spectacular Awards Ceremony, receiving a belt buckle and $1,000 in NSR sale buyer credits.
The biography of each Premier Breeder will be published in the August issue of the Seedstock Edge magazine with the official National Junior Summer Spectacular results.
NJSA Overall Premier Breeder
The Overall Premier Breeder will receive a one year lease donated by Exiss Trailers with the option to buy along with a banner.
The Overall Premier Breeder will be selected based off of the TOTAL points accumulated from all Bred & Owned projects. The top five exhibitors with the most total points after the conclusion of The Exposition Junior Show will be contacted to schedule an interview that will take place at the same time as the Premier Breeder interviews at the National Junior Summer Spectacular. Those top five exhibitors with the most total points will then be interviewed separately about their entire Bred & Owned program and what breeds they have exhibited.
Final scores will be calculated the exact same as they are for the Premier Breeder for each breed, with 70% of the final score being the total points accumulated from all Bred & Owned divisions at shows and 30% of the final score being from the Overall Premier Breeder interview.
*Please note: If an exhibitor is in the top five in their respective breed and in the top three overall in terms of points, they will be participating in TWO separate interviews. The interview competing for the Premier Breeder title of their respective breed will be based upon that specific Bred & Owned project, whereas the Overall Premier Breeder will be interviewed based on all Bred & Owned Projects.
Bred & Owned Division Rules
Siblings living at the same address can be listed on the same pedigree as the breeder and owner and qualify for the Bred and Owned division
The owner number and breeder number must be identical to qualify for the Bred and Owned division.
Exhibitor must have owned the dam at time of breeding.
If more than one member is listed on a pedigree, a family certification form must be completed. This form can be found on the NSR website.
Family certification forms must be submitted to the NSR office 10 business days prior to the first show exhibitors plan to participate in the Bred and Owned program.
Animals need to be entered in the gilt show, as well as the Bred and Owned division on the entry form. Entry fees for the Bred and Owned division will be $10/animal.
To enter for the Bred and Owned division, you must have the animal’s registration number as well as the breeder’s owner number.
Entries for the Bred and Owned division will be done at time of show entry. Bred and Owned entries will not be accepted at the show.Examples of an acceptable Bred and Owned farm names listed on the pedigree:
Breeder: Owner: Jack Smith Jack Smith West Lafayette, IN West Lafayette, IN
Breeder: Owner: Jack & Jill Smith Jack & Jill Smith West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN
Breeder: Owner: Pig Farms Pig Farms Joe and Tom Joe and Tom West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN *Any pedigree with multiple names listed and no family certification form completed prior to the event, will not qualify for the Bred and Owned Program
If a gilt does not place in the top 10 of its class, it will not be allowed to return for the Bred and Owned drive for its respective breed.
DNA testing will be done on the Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned winners
The Champion and Reserve Champion Bred and Owned gilt in each breed show will receive special premiums. This selection will be made by the gilt show judge.
Premiums for the Bred and Owned division will be $500 for Champions at national shows (The Exposition Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular) and $250 for Reserve Champions at national shows (The Exposition Junior National and National Junior Summer Spectacular) and $250 for Champions at regional shows (Southwest, Eastern, Southeast and Western Regional) and $100 for Reserve Champions at regional shows (Southwest, Eastern, Southeast and Western Regional).