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

2018 Schedule


Monday, July 2

12 p.m.:

Earliest Hogs May Arrive (Junior & Open)

4 p.m.:

Corn Toss Tournament (youth and adults welcome)

Tuesday, July 3

2 p.m.:

All Junior hogs must be in place

10 a.m.–3 p.m..:

Registration (Junior & Open Shows, Showmanship and Speech Contests)

1-2:30 p.m.:

Adult PQA+ Training

1-2 p.m.:

YQCA Training

2-5 p.m.:

Skillathon (All participants must be checked in by 4:30 p.m.)

3 p.m.:

Prepared and Extemporaneous Speech Contests Begin

3-6 p.m.:

Breed Eligibility Checks (wash racks/scales closed)

5 p.m.:

Barrow weight cards due (Registration Area)

5:30 p.m.:

Skillathon Review

6 p.m.:

MVP Celebration and Barynard Olympics

6 p.m.:

Premier Breeder interviews

6 p.m.:

The Maschhoffs Inc. Pork Production Scholarship interviews

Wednesday, July 4

8 a.m.:

Opening Ceremony

9 a.m.:



Ring A: Junior and Senior
Ring B: Novice and Intermediate

9 a.m.–4 p.m.:

Open show registration (open show office)

Immediately following Showmanship: Junior Barrow Show


Ring A: Duroc and Landrace


Ring B: Hampshire and Yorkshire

*Special Award Presentations will be awarded prior to the Grand Champion Barrow selection
*Drawing Winners Announced

Thursday, July 5

8 a.m.:

Junior Gilt Show


Ring A: Duroc and Landrace


Ring B: Hampshire and Yorkshire

9 a.m.:

All Open entries must be penned & checked-in

*Special Award Presentations will be awarded prior to the Grand Champion Gilt and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gilt selection

Friday, July 6

7:30-8:30 a.m.:

Judging Contest Registration

7:30 a.m.:

Open Show: Crossbred Boar Show followed by the Yorkshire, Landrace, Hampshire and Duroc gilt and boar shows

9 a.m.:

Judging Contest (Junior, Intermediate & Senior)

11:30 a.m.:

Novice Judging Contest

*Judging critiques will be delivered at the conclusion of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior contest. An announcement will be made with the time and location.

4 p.m.:

Ray Perryman Inspirational Service and Pizza Party to follow

Immediately following Inspirational Service: Awards Ceremony*

*NJSS Contest Winners Announced (Amazing Advertising Contest, Swine is Fine Contest, Skillathon, Judging Contest, Speech Contests, Sweepstakes Contest)

*Premier Breeders Awarded

*2018-2019 Junior Board Announced

7 p.m.:

All junior hogs are released

8-10 p.m.:


Saturday, July 7

9 a.m.:

Crossbred boar sale followed by the Yorkshire, Landrace, Hampshire and Duroc boar and gilt sales


*Only at this price if purchased ahead of time on Entry Form

Additional Jr. Show Information

All speech contests, art contests, showmanship, judging contest, and skillathon information can be found in the NJSA Handbook.

Contests: Purebred Gilt Show, Purebred Barrow Show, Showmanship Contest, Judging Contest, Skillathon, Prepared and Extemporaneous Speech Contest, Poster Contest, Photography Contest, Sweepstakes Contest

*The state contests are a scrapbook contest and food drive.

Additional Events: Silent Auction, NJSA Foundation Female Auction, NJSA Junior Board of Directors Election, Inspirational Service with Ray Perryman, Exhibitor Dance, MVP Party, Super Semen Auction, Silent Auction, Exhibitor Pizza Party, Barnyard Olympics, Kid’s Korner, NJSA Annual Awards Ceremony

Limit per Exhibitor: Two purebred gilts and two purebred barrows

Barrow Weights: 215-290 lbs. with 15 lb. weigh-back

Purebred Farrowing Deadline:
December 1, 2017


  • Hilton Garden Inn-Louisville Airport | 502.637.2424
    Mention NJSA breeders or vendors
  • Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport | 888.233.9527
    Mention National Swine Registry

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