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Shows/Events > National Junior Summer Spectacular > NJSS Rules & Regulations

Held in conjunction with the NSR Summer Type Conference (Open Show)

July 1-7, 2018

Kentucky Exposition Center • Louisville, Ky.

Entry Deadline: May 16, 2018
Ownership Deadline: May 1, 2018
Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
Dec. 1 and after
JUDGES
Duroc & Landrace Gilts: Blane Olson, IL
Hampshire & Yorkshire Gilts: Ben Bobell, IL
Duroc & Landrace Barrows: Seth Swenson, IL
Hampshire & Yorkshire Barrows: Ryan Stohlquist, IL
Novice & Intermediate Showmanship: Blake Davis, KS
Junior & Senior Showmanship: Nathan Day, IN

Rules & Regulations

In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Kentucky 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Exhibitors allowed to enter a maximum of two barrows and two gilts.
  • All participants who do not show a gilt or barrow at this event will pay a participation fee of $5 per contest if they wish to participate in any njss contests.
  • All hogs must be identified with a permanent ear notch.
  • All hogs must be identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered eartag.
  • No clipping of hogs is allowed on the show grounds.
  • No laser therapy or nebulizer treatments are allowed on the show grounds.
  • NJSA reserves the right to randomly test for the presence of unapproved drugs in swine entries. Complete details can be found in the NJSA Handbook.
  • Entries are due May 16, 2018. Late entries may be accepted as space warrants.
  • Late-entries, if accepted, will be charged a double entry fee.
  • No entries will be accepted at the show.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • NSR and NJSA are not liable for accidents.

Exhibitor Requirements

  • All purebred hog exhibitors must be members of NJSA.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor numbers given to them at registration during the show and showmanship.
  • If exhibitor is not present to show his/her hog, the hog cannot be exhibited unless previously approved by NJSA staff.  If a hog is exhibited by anyone other than the registered exhibitor without permission from NJSA staff, the exhibitor will be completely disqualified from the show and all premiums and awards will be revoked.  This includes incidences of illness, double-entry in a class, and emergencies.

Arrival/Dismissal

  • All pigs must go through the vet check line upon arrival.
  • Participants must pen their entries in the designated area, even if they are entered in the open show. No moving or switching of pen cards is allowed at the show.
  • All pigs will be released on Fri., July 6, at 7 p.m. but are encouraged to stay through Saturday for the Summer Type Conference Breeding Hog Sale
  • Swine entries may not be released until the designated release time. If any swine leave the show early, the exhibitor and their family will not be allowed to compete in NJSA activities for one year.

Animal Requirements

  • Entries must be registered Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire barrows or gilts born Dec.. 1, 2017, and after.
  • All gilts will be shown by farrowing date.
  • All barrows will be shown by declared weights.
  • All barrows must weigh between 215 and 290 pounds. The top three barrows in each class will be weighed back. All barrows must weigh back in within 15 pounds of their declared weight.
  • Each exhibitor will receive a weigh card that they must fill out with their barrow's weight. Scales will be available at the show.
  • Weight cards are due at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 to the NJSA show office.
  • Entries may be purchased barrows or gilts, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor's family name, or exhibitor's farm name by May 1, 2018.
  • Entries 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.
  • This is not a terminal show.
  • All NSR Breed Champions and Reserves will be DNA tested after the conclusion of the Grand Champion Gilt Drive.

Additional Information

  • Due to space limitations, exhibitors may potentially be provided one pen for every two pigs exhibited (not entered) at this event. Sibling’s pigs will be penned together if exhibiting an odd number of animals.
  • Exhibitors MUST bring registration papers, certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) and a copy of their PQA Plus card or certificate to check-in at the show.
  • Age divisions for exhibitors will be designated using Jan. 1, 2018.
  • For a complete list of NJSA rules and regulations,  please review the NJSA Handbook.
  • For more information on the NJSS, call the NJSA at 765.463.3594 ext. 101 or email ellen@nationalswine.com.

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL, INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN. THIS INCLUDES DELIVERY ANIMALS. LOADS CONTAINING SWINE WITHOUT ALL BELOW MENTIONED REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THE KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER FAIRGROUNDS.
    1. 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.
    2. CVIs must be issued on or after Friday, June 8, 2018.
    3. PERMIT REQUIREMENT:  Exhibitors from outside of Kentucky that are entered in the Summer Type Conference MUST get a permit number before coming to the show. To obtain a permit number, a licensed, accredited veterinarian must call the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office at 502-782-5901 OR by going to https://www.kyagr.com/USAherdsOPS/Login.aspx.
    4. (This is only required for OPEN Show entries originating from outside of Kentucky)
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Name and address of consignor; consigned to the NJSA Summer Spectacular or NSR Summer Type Conference, Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1398.
    2. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the NJSS and STC 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 or PEDv 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: please advise that test requirements vary between STC (open show) and NJSS (junior show) entries.
    1. OPEN SHOW ANIMALS (NSR SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE BOARS & GILTS):
      1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING: ALL OPEN SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after Friday, June 8, 2018, 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 OPEN 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 OPEN SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after Friday, June 8, 2018 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. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.

        *Although the state of Kentucky does not require swine to be individually tested for PRV and brucellosis for entry, some states animals may be sold to have additional testing requirements for reentry.

    2. JUNIOR SHOW ANIMALS (NJSS BARROWS AND GILTS NOT BEING EXHIBITED IN OPEN SHOW):
      1. PSEUDORABIES – NJSS ANIMALS ONLY (JUNIOR SHOW BARROWS AND GILTS): Since all states are Stage 5 of the Pseudorabies (PRV) eradication program, no testing is required for barrows and gilts that will ONLY be exhibited in the NJSS (JUNIOR SHOW).
        1. This ONLY applies to barrows and gilts that will NOT be exhibited in the STC (open show).
        2. If the animals come from a Pseudorabies qualified herd, it is required that this number and the last test date appear on the health certificate.
      2. BRUCELLOSIS – NJSS ANIMALS ONLY (JUNIOR SHOW BARROWS AND GILTS): All NJSS (JUNIOR SHOW) animals must originate from a Brucellosis Class “Free” state or be from a validated brucellosis free herd with the validation herd number and test date on certificate or be negative tested for brucellosis after June 8, 2018.
        1. Swine tested for brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year). If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required.
        2. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.
        3. In this case, the brucellosis validation 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.
      • *Please remember, gilts exhibited in the STC (Open Show) MUST be tested negative for PRV and brucellosis, UNLESS they come from a qualified, validated herd in order to meet entry requirements for potential buyers.
    3.  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.
    4. UPON ARRIVAL AT KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER:
      1. All animals and original CVIs will be inspected by show veterinarian and show staff prior to unloading.
      2. Exhibitors may be asked to sign an “Exhibitor Affidavit for Kentucky Swine Fairs & Shows.” This will be provided to exhibitors at the show by Kentucky Department of Ag Inspectors prior to unloading.
  • In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Kentucky 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.