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Sept. 9-10, 2017

Mower County Fairgrounds • Austin, Minn.

Entry Deadline: Aug. 16, 2017
Breeding Animal Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
Jan. 15 and after
Market Animal Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
Feb. 1 and after
Ownership Deadline: Aug. 16, 2017
Barrow Weights: 230-280 lbs.
Judge: Kaylee Keppy

Held in conjunction with the National Barrow Show® (Open Show)

Rules & Regulations

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 AFTER TUESDAY, AUG. 15, 2017, 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, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/shows/ear_tags.php.
    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. 15, 2017, 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 ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE NBS® MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, 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

  • 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 16, 2017. 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 Activities; 2639 Yeager Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906.

Exhibitor 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, 2017.
  • 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, 2017.
  • 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 16, 2017.
  • 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, 2017, and after.
  • All market hogs (purebred and crossbred) must weigh between 230 and 280 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 16, 2017.
  • 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.