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NSR NBS Hog College Entries
Austin, Minn. • Sept. 8-12, 2018
It is our pleasure to introduce the 2018 National Swine Registry Hog College entries that will be featured at this year’s National Barrow Show® in Austin, Minnesota. Throughout the history of Hog College Row, some of the purebred swine industry’s most influential animals have been featured as elite representatives of their respective breeds. The following boars and gilts will be displayed on Hog College Row and will also compete in the annual Home Run Drive in Crane Pavilion on Monday evening, where a “chairman’s choice” and “college choice” will be crowned.
We are excited to showcase these featured individuals and would like to thank the breeders behind these animals for allowing us to select them for representation of their breeds. We would also like to thank all the breeders who nominated animals for consideration toward this year’s Hog College Row. For additional [ … ]
Many shows have registration and ownership deadlines to be aware of.
Some shows also have a deadline for when all pigs have to be recorded. The registration date that appears on the pedigree will be the date we received the work. For those mailing litter applications, be sure to allow time for delivery as the registration date is the date the information is processedin the office, not the date you postmarked the envelope. We do not back date registrations, so please check the rules of the show and record your litters ahead of time. Online litters are downloaded daily, so if you record your litters through the NSR website on a given evening, the date shown on your registration papers will be the next day when they were downloaded into our system. For example, if you have a December 1 registration deadline for a show, you will need to record [ … ]
When recording your pigs, please keep in mind the National Swine Registry has requirements for all purebred sires. These standards help maintain the integrity of the breeds and ensure that proper DNA specifications have been met on sires.
If you artificially inseminated your sow with purchased semen, you will need to contact the boar stud where you obtained the semen and request an AI certificate before recording your litter. To submit the request, the stud will need to have your 2-4 letter Herdmark. If you have not been set up with a Herdmark yet, please contact the National Swine Registry. Once you request this, the boar stud will issue your AI certificate directly to the NSR. When you turn in the litter registration application, NSR will use your Herdmark to match the AI certificate with the litter.
When requesting an AI certificate, please remember to ask the boar stud for the sire’s registration number and ear notch. [ … ]
Members of the National Swine Registry can take advantage of several benefits, including a one year subscription to the Seedstock Edge magazine, discounted litter rates and voting privileges within in the organization. To become a member of the NSR, you can simply fill out a membership application. The first year for NSR membership is $85 per breed. To maintain membership after the first year, it is $75 each year.
As a member of NSR, you can record your litters at a much cheaper rate than non-members. As a member, if you record your litter within 90 days of the farrowing date, the cost of the litter is $15. If the litter is older than 90 days, the cost is $30.You are also welcome to record as a non-member. The cost for a non-member to record within 90 days of the litter’s farrowing date is $30. If a non-member is recording after the pigs [ … ]
As many of you are aware, NJSA shows offer Bred-and-Owned awards for gilts as a special way to recognize junior exhibitors who are raising and showing their own pigs. For those of you headed to the NSR Summer Spectacular, this is a great opportunity and I thought I would go through the rules so you can make sure to be considered for this award if you raised your own hogs.
To be eligible for Bred-and-Owned awards, the exhibitor must declare that his or her pig is Bred-and-Owned when going through the pedigree portion of check in. The exhibitor must be shown as both the breeder and the current owner on the gilt’s registration paper. The name of the breeder or the current owner is not allowed to be in a family or farm name that includes a partner over 21 years of age. If there is more than one name listed [ … ]