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February 11, 2019

NSR Updates



The 2019 LEAD Camp will be held in Joliet, Illinois, on March 9. The registration deadline is February 15. For more information and to register, click here.


2019 NSR Annual Meeting

The 2019 NSR Annual Meeting is Tuesday, March 19 in West Lafayette, Indiana. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, March 8. To RSVP contact Lisa Kennedy at 765.463.3594, ext. 105 or lisa@nationalswine.com.  


Donate to the NJSA

The NJSA is made possible by the financial generosity of businesses, breeders, exhibitors and families. If you are interested in donating to the NJSA, you can do so online at nationalswine.com. Your support allows the NJSA to provide educational and leadership opportunities through shows, conferences and resources.



Dates & Deadlines:



Feb. 15 :: 2019 LEAD Camp Registration Deadline


Feb. 20 :: 2019 NYLC Registration Deadline


Feb. 27 :: April/May Seedstock EDGE Advertising Deadline


Feb. 27- March 2 :: 2019 Southwest Type Conference Belton, Texas


March 1 :: NJSA Scholarship and Junior Board Application Deadline

Upcoming Shows

Southwest Type Conference

The NSR Southwest Type Conference will be held in Belton, Texas on February 27-March 2. You can find all health regulations and show information here.


Pedigree Department


If you made SWTC entries, please contact Whitney Hendricks at 765.463.3594 or whitneyh@nationalswine.com with the ear notch/registration number for your entries no later than Friday, February 22.


If you are exhibiting in the Crossbred Boar Show, complete the form found here.


DNA Testing


Clarification of the Hampshire DNA testing policy


The only animals required to be tested using the Hampshire Breed Profile Test (HBPT) are:

·     Grandfathered Hampshire sires (sires which passed the PIC/Geneseek Hampshire DNA Color Test) – for litters born on or after June 1, 2019

·     Hampshire sires which have not been tested using the PIC/Geneseek Hampshire DNA Color Test (new/young sires)

·     Progeny of sires which failed the HBPT and carry a “Provisional” Hampshire pedigree, only if they are intended for breeding


Hampshire females may (but are not required to) be tested until January 1, 2020 and will not have their pedigree pulled for failing to meet the Hampshire Breed Composition requirement of the HBPT.


To register a Hampshire litter, by a Grandfathered Hampshire sire or a sire that passed the HBPT:

·     Online litter registration, litter application form, fax, phone, or email

·     AI Certificate can be issued online

·     No additional DNA testing is required


To register a “Provisional” Hampshire litter, by a sire that failed the HBPT:

·     Litter application form

·     AI Certificate information must be emailed to the NSR office

·     Only for litters born on or before May 31, 2019. Litters born on or after June 1, 2019 are ineligible for registration.

·     No additional DNA testing is required, unless a boar or gilt within the litter is retained for breeding. Any animal retained for breeding must be tested and pass the HBPT in order to obtain a normal Hampshire pedigree.


Members are now able to record Provisional Hampshire Litters.


Seedstock EDGE Media


Have you received your copy of the 2019 Seedstock EDGE Spring Showpig Issue? It mailed last week, so be on the lookout. Follow all NSR and NJSA social platforms for digital content from each magazine.


The advertising deadline for the April/May Issue is Wednesday, February 27. Contact Steve, DeShea or Cassie at 765.463.3594 to reserve your ad.


The NSR piloted its new app called Show Center at the Southeast Regional and Winter Type Conference. The app will be used at all NSR and NJSA shows to send reminders, post a detailed agenda, provide show and sale catalogs and much more! Make sure you download the app before the next NSR event. Click on the below links to download the app today!



Events & Education



The 2019 National Youth Leadership Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri March 28-30. The registration deadline is February 20. For more information and to register, click here.


NJSA Scholarships

The application deadline for all NJSA scholarships is March 1. For all scholarship information, click here.


NJSA Junior Board Applications

The application deadline for the NJSA Junior Board is March 1. For all information, click here.