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Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2018

Bell County Expo Center • Belton, Texas

Entry Deadline: Feb. 7, 2018
Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
On or after July 1, 2017
 

Duroc Judge:
Brett Beyers, Ill.
Hamp Judge:
Mike McCoy, Ohio
Landrace Judge:
Terry Shaffer, Ind.
York Judge:
Jay Winter, Texas
Cross Judge:
John Huinker, Iowa

 

Rules & Regulations

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 7, 2018.
  • All late entries will be charged double the regular entry fees. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  • The NSR reserves the right to close entries due to pen space limitations any time after the printed deadline.
  • All senior exhibitors must be active members of the NSR or must pay the $75 non-member exhibitor fee. An active senior member is age 22 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2017 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 21 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by Feb. 10, 2018, or an additional rush fee will be charged.
  • Berkshire, Chester, Poland and Spot boars and gilts along with Crossbred gilt entries can be submitted through the ABA and CPS offices.

EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  • If an exhibitor has an NSR account that is past due, funds from the sale of their animals will be applied to their past-due account.
  • Only exhibitors consigning animals to the Southwest Type Conference (SWTC) are allowed to bring additional animals onto the Bell County Fairgrounds.
  • Additional animals MUST abide by the same health requirements as SWTC entries.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

  • All hogs must arrive on the grounds between Wednesday, March 1, Thursday, March 2.
  • Exhibitors transporting additional animals (deliveries/parking lot sales) must have all additional animals listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI). Additional animals must meet the same regulations as animals entered in the SWTC.

ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS

  • All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system (starting with number 1 in January and again in July of each year).
  • No purebred entries will be eligible to show or sell without a registration certificate.
  • Purebred breeding animals must have been farrowed on or after July 1, 2017.
  • Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equally as possible by farrowing date.
  • Crossbred boar classes will be divided by weight.
  • Crossbred boars MUST be DNA tested for the stress gene prior to the event. A documented stress test result should be submitted during show check-in.

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.

BREEDING ANIMAL SALE

  • A minimum of 60% of the number of each sex (boars and gilts) shown will be selected for the sale. These animals will be selected with no set number selling from any single class. Animals not selected for the sale can be consigned to the sale for an additional fee of $20 per head; this must be done by the conclusion of the show. If the animal sells, the fee will be applied toward the sale commission. If the animal does not sell, the fee is forfeited.
  • All animals selected and cataloged for the sale MUST go through the auction. Sale commission will be 15% for all animals. If an animal that is selected and cataloged for sale does not go through the sale ring, the exhibitor will be banned from exhibiting at NSR events for one year and will be charged 15% of the average selling price of their respective breed sale. This amount must be paid before reinstatement will be allowed. The exception to this rule will be if an animal has become injured or ill and is inspected by an NSR staff member prior to the sale.
  • The NSR acts only as the agent between buyer and seller. If proper payment is made by the buyer in a timely manner the NSR will make settlement with the seller in approximately 30 days after the sale.

PUREBRED BREED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • By entering any purebred hog in the SWTC, 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 nationalswine.com/pedigree_services/breed_eligibility.php.
  • If any Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the SWTC 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.

HEALTH REGULATIONS

  1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE BELL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN. THIS INCLUDES DELIVERIES AND PARKING LOT PURCHASES.
    1. Health certificates must be issued on or after Feb. 3, 2018.
    2. All animals and health certificates will be inspected by officials prior to unloading. Inspectors will ask to see the original copy of the health certificate upon arrival.
    3. Multiple hogs may be listed on one original, provided they are transported and arriving on the same shipment.
  2. CVI REQUIRED STATEMENTS, IDENTIFICATION & MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
    1. Name and address of consignor, consigned to: Southwest Type Conference, 301 W. Loop, Belton, TX 76513.
    2. Individual identification of animal (ear notch and ear tag). ALL animals (purebreds and crossbreds) entering the Bell County Fairgrounds MUST be identified by a federally-recognized, permanently-numbered eartag. For more information on federally-approved eartags, please visit nationalswine.com. 
    3. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations, MUST be listed.
    4. A Premises ID number MUST be included on your health certificate.
    5. Your veterinarian’s cell phone number MUST be included on your health certificate.
    6. ALL HEALTH CERTIFICATES MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS: Farm or origin of the swine:
      1. has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of Senecavirus A (Seneca Valley Virus) in the last 30 days
      2. has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months and uses no PRV vaccine
      3. has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE or PEDv in the last 60 days
      4. feeds no garbage and is not under quarantine for any disease condition
      5. has not been diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days
  3. REQUIRED TESTS AND VACCINATIONS:
    1. ALL hogs (breeding and market) MUST be tested for pseudorabies (PRV) and brucellosis on or after Feb. 3, 2018, UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified and brucellosis-validated herd.
      1. If the herd of origin is PRV-qualified and brucellosis-validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification and brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the health certificate and complete quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate.
      2. Swine tested for PRV and brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year).
    2. Leptospirosis vaccination is required on breeding swine within 30 days prior to entry with vaccine containing the following strains: Canicola, Hardjo, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Grippotyphosa and Pomona. Vaccination date must appear on the health certificate.
    3. It is strongly recommended that all breeding animals be vaccinated against influenza.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to Texas regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into other states to meet interstate transport and entry requirements for swine.

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REMINDERS:

  • Your driver’s license number must be included on your health papers.
  • A Premise ID number will be required to exhibit.
  • All animals must have a federally approved permanent numbered tag.
  • No clipping is allowed in the barns.
  • Certificates are not required to be state stamped.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to Texas regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into other states to meet interstate transport and entry requirements for swine.