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Shows/Events > NSR Winter Type Conference > Rules & Regulations

Jan. 24-28, 2018

Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter • Perry, Ga.

Entry Deadline: Dec. 14, 2017
Farrowing Date Requirement for Purebreds:
June 1 and after
 


  Duroc: Brock Herren, Okla.
  Hampshire: Garry Childs, Ga.
  Landrace: Garry Childs, Ga.
  Yorkshire: Garry Childs, Ga.
  Crossbred: Brock Herren, Okla.
  Jr. Barrows: Brock Herren, Okla.
  Jr. Gilts: Chad Day, Ind.
  Showmanship: Breanna Lawyer, Fla.
 

Held in conjunction with the NJSA Southeast Regional (Jr. Show)

Rules & Regulations

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  • All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 14, 2017.
  • 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 21 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2017 fiscal year.
  • Participants age 20 and UNDER are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  • All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by Jan. 8 2018 or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
  • 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.

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 June. 1, 2017.
  • Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equal as possible by farrowing date.
  • Crossbred boar classes will be divided by weight.
  • CROSSBRED BOARS: A documented stress test must be presented at check-in. Stress status of boars will be listed in the show and sale catalog.
  • Only exhibitors consigning animals to the Winter Type Conference (WTC) are allowed to bring additional animals onto the Georgia National Fairgrounds. Additional animals MUST abide by the same health requirements as WTC entries.

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 Winter Type Conference, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
  • Such warranty, however, is solely that of the seller and not that of the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR and the ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
  • For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit http://nationalswine.com/pedigree_services/breed_eligibility.php
  • If any Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the Winter Type Conference is found to be a carrier of the color gene after being tested through the procedures approved by the ALA, AYC and HSR, 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 GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN.
    1. All animals and CVIs will be inspected by state officials prior to unloading.
    2. Multiple animals may be listed on the same original CVI.
  2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017.
    1. This includes ALL Georgia animals being exhibited in the NJSA Southeast Regional and Winter Type Conference.
  3. ATTENTION OUT OF STATE EXHIBITORS: Permit Requirements
    1. A permit number is required on each shipment of swine entering Georgia and MUST be recorded on the CVI.
    2. Only an accredited veterinarian may obtain this permit by accessing the following website: https://forms.agr.georgia.gov/SBPermits/Permits.aspx
  4. CVIs MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    1. Exhibitor and Event Information:
      1. Name and address of exhibitor
      2. Consigned to Winter Type Conference/Southeast Regional, Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Pkwy., Perry, GA 31069-1367.
    2. Animal Identification:
      1. ALL animals MUST be officially identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag.
        1. “840” ear tags are preferred.
        2. For more information on federally approved ear tags, please visit here.
      2. Ear notches and ear tag ID number of each animal MUST be listed on the CVI.
    3. 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
    4. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations MUST be listed.
    5. A premise ID number MUST be included on the CVI.
  5. REQUIRED TESTS: *Since the NJSA Southeast Regional and NSR Winter Type Conference are NOT considered 4-H or FFA shows, ALL animals (including Georgia animals competing in the junior or open shows) MUST meet the below mentioned blood test requirements on or after Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, unless you maintain a PRV-qualified and Brucellosis-validated herd.
    1. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for PRV on or after THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017, UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified herd.
        1. Swine tested must have all official identification (sex, ear tag and ear notch) along with date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year) listed on CVI.
        2. Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        3. Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted. 
        4. If the herd of origin is PRV qualified, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification number must appear on the CVI and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on the CVI.
    2. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING:
      1. ALL ANIMALS MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017, UNLESS animals originate from a validated, brucellosis-free herd.
        1. Swine tested must have all official identification (sex, ear tag and ear notch) along with date blood sample was drawn (month, day and year) listed on CVI.
        2. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI.
        3. The RAP, Standard Plate, Standard Tube or BAPA brucellosis tests are all accepted.
        4. If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, 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.
  6. VACCINATIONS:
    1. ALL boars and gilts being exhibited in breeding classes MUST be vaccinated against Leptospirosis (6-way) including Bratislava and Erysipelas on or after THURSDAY, DEC. 28, 2017. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the CVI. This is not a requirement for barrows.
    2. It is strongly recommended that all animals are vaccinated against influenza. This is not a requirement.
  7. IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Please review CVIs with your veterinarian and make sure all above requirements are met well in advance of the show in order to eliminate issues under short notice. Be advised that the regulations for the WTC/Southeast Regional shows are likely different than those of other participating winter jackpot or state-sponsored shows.
  • Please list your veterinarian’s cell phone number on the CVI.
  • In some instances, these rules are in addition to Georgia regulations, but are necessary to sell animals into other states to meet interstate transport and entry requirements for swine.

For more information:

  • Clay Zwilling 309-582-4808

REMINDERS:

  • No clipping allowed in the barns
  • Your driver’s license number must be included on your health papers
  • A premise id number will be required to exhibit
  • All hogs must have a federally-recognized, permanently-numbered ear tag
  • Crossbred boars must have a documented stress test presented at check in