With heightened awareness and concerns surrounding foreign animal diseases (FADs), following all health requirements is critical. Veterinarians and exhibitors must take extra precaution to ensure the health of their animals. All animals attending The Midwestern must be inspected by a licensed and accredited veterinarian before departing for the show.
Failure to meet all animal health requirements will result in removal of animals from the exhibition premises. The Midwestern staff and/or the Indiana State Veterinarian are authorized to make the final determination of an animal’s eligibility for exhibition.
The following animals are NOT ELIGIBLE for exhibition in Indiana:
- Animals that originate from a herd that is under quarantine
- An animal prohibited from exhibition under any law or order
- Any animal classified as a brucellosis "suspect"
- Animals showing signs of any infectious or communicable disease or that are a health hazard to people or other animals
- Any animal that does not meet Indiana animal health requirements
Any animal that develops or shows signs of any infectious or communicable disease during exhibition must be removed from the premises, including the surrounding exhibition grounds. An owner who is disputing the exclusion of his/her animal(s) from exhibition may not exhibit the animal in question pending any appeal.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SWINE
- All swine (including delivery animals) must have a properly completed Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) prior to entering the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Animals without the proper documentation will be denied access to the venue.
- CVIs must be completed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian who has personally inspected the swine.
- A CVI must be issued on or after July 27, 2020 and is valid for 30 days.
- CVIs must clearly include a description of each animal including the age, sex, and breed of the animal, and the official individual identification (see Section 4 below).
- CVIs must be accessible while on the exhibition premises.
- All swine and their respective original CVIs will be inspected by the show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading. Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI. Photocopies of CVIs can be made during show check-in for each animal after the show veterinarian has approved CVIs upon arrival.
- CVIs for this event MUST include the following:
- The consignee/destination address as: The Midwestern, Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205
- The federal premises identification number for the Indiana State Fairgrounds is: 00C6T69
- The pre-entry movement permit number: "MW2020". Individual permit numbers will not be issued by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health for this event.
- The date (month, day, year) of vaccination and/or testing when required
- The premises ID number for the consignor/origin
- The cell phone number of the veterinarian who issued the CVI
- The following statements for the farm or origin of swine:
- Has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months
- Has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days
- Feeds no raw garbage and uses no PRV vaccine
- Is not under quarantine for any disease condition
- Has not had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within 10 miles of farm or origin in the last 30 days
- All swine being exhibited at The Midwestern MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. All official identification and any additional identification devices MUST be recorded on the CVI. RFID 840 ear tags are the standard for exhibition swine in Indiana.
- In addition to official identification, each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch, which MUST be listed on the CVI.
- Animals not bearing an official ID will not be granted access to The Midwestern.
- For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit https://nationalswine.com/events/ear-tags.php
- All breeding swine MUST be vaccinated against erysipelas and leptospirosis (6-way), including L. bratislava.
- It is highly recommended that all animals, including market animals, are vaccinated against swine influenza.
- The date(s) of vaccination (month, day, year) MUST be listed on the CVI.
While the state of Indiana does not require swine to be individually tested for PRV and brucellosis, many states require testing for imports or reentry after a sale. All open show animals must meet the following additional requirements:
- Requirements for ALL Swine (noted above) MUST be met.
- Pseudorabies Testing: All animals must be individually tested for PRV on or after Monday, July 27, 2020, UNLESS animals originate from a PRV-qualified herd.
- Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) tests will NOT be accepted.
- The official test chart must be provided and include:
- All identification (ear tag and ear notch)
- Negative result
- Test date
- Individual testing is not required for animals that originate from a PRV-qualified herd. The PRV-qualification number or proof of status must appear on the CVI with the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year).
- Brucellosis Testing: All animals must be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Monday July 27, 2020 UNLESS animals originate from a validated brucellosis-free herd.
- The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.
- Animals must test brucellosis-negative with results and associated date(s) on the CVI.
- Individual testing is not required for animals that originate from brucellosis-validated herd. The brucellosis-validation number or proof of status must appear on the CVI with the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year).
- In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Indiana regulations. However, they are necessary in meeting other state requirements for purchasers of open show animals through sales as animals are re-consigned to new destinations.
- For the most up-to-date information on NSR shows, please visit www.nationalswine.com
- Full video coverage of The Midwestern be seen at www.waltonwebcasting.com.
- All entries must be postmarked by Aug. 5, 2020. Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
- Entries are limited to four (4) gilts and four (4) boars per breed.
- All late entries will be charged double the regular entry fees. All entry fees are non-refundable.
- If an exhibitor has an NSR/CPS/ABA account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
- ALL animals and CVIs must be inspected by show veterinarian prior to unloading.
- Farrowing date: November 1, 2019 and after
- All pedigrees for purebred entries must be recorded by August 14, 2020, or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
- All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system (starting with number 1 in January and again in July of each year).
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.
- American Berkshire Association (ABA) pedigrees must be submitted at show check-in and must have the stress negative status printed on the pedigree. The buyer has the right to test any animal purchased within 60 days of the sale and receive full refund plus testing cost if an animal if found to carry the stress gene. This guarantee is solely between the buyer and seller, and the ABA assumes no liability in connection with this warranty.
PUREBRED BREED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- By entering any purebred hog in The Midwestern, 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 https://nationalswine.com/pedigree/breed-eligibility.php
- If any Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at The Midwestern 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.
- For information on ABA breed eligibility requirements, please visit https://americanberkshire.com/policies/