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Swine Information

Market Swine Show

  • All market swine must be identified with an EID tag.
  • Market gilts and market barrows are eligible.
  • Positive identification is required on all market swine entries.
  • Positive identification is achieved by submitting DNA hair samples from all swine that are being considered for exhibition.
  • Weight Declaration
    • Exhibitors will self-declare the market swine’s weight(s) utilizing a weigh-card system. All weigh-cards will be due at check-in.
    • Show management will re-weigh the first and seconds (possible additional). A 10 lb. variance from weigh-card weight will be allowed. Animals not meeting the 10 lb. variance either above or below the weigh-card weight will be disqualified.
    • Show management will reweigh first and second place animals and/or division winners. A 10 lb. variance from the weigh-card weight will be allowed. Animals not meeting the 10 lb. variance either above or below the weigh-card weight will be disqualified and forfeit premiums and will not be eligible for any champion awards.
    • The minimum weight for market swine will be 230 pounds with a 300-pound maximum weight limit.
    • The official show weight will be the sale weight.
  • Show Structure
    • Market swine will be divided into divisions, then classes by weight.
    • Barrows and gilts will show separately in purebred and crossbred shows.
    • Purebred market swine will need to show registration papers at check-in. If registration and animal do not match, they will be moved to the market gilt/market barrow show.
    • The top two animals from each class will compete for Division Champion and Reserve. Division Champion and Reserve will compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Market Swine.
    • Eight market swine will be selected for sale in the Purple Ribbon Auction (eight head). They include Grand Champion Market Swine, Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine, Champion Purebred Market Swine, plus five head as lined up in the show ring by the official Judge with the support of the Stock Show Management
    • All swine selected for the Purple Ribbon Auction must go to harvest.
  • Loadout
    • Loadout time and location market swine will be posted at the show.
    • It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure all swine designated for harvest, upon leaving the show ring, are returned to their assigned pens to be loaded onto the trucks.
    • Exhibitors shall have responsibility for their swine while they are at the show or until they lose control of them. (Control is lost when an auctioned hog is declared sold by the auctioneer and all other swine when they pass the wash rack to be loaded to harvest).
    • Failure to comply with loadout procedures will result in the withholding of premium monies and the exhibitor may be disqualified. Non-terminal market swine are excused at the conclusion of the market swine show. (Please refer to the General Rules section of the Premium book to read the “Disqualification” paragraph).

(Breeds considered are NSR and Team Purebred breeds)

Breeding Gilt Show

  • All breeding Gilts must be identified with an EID tag.
  • Breeding Gilts will be required to be entered during the entry period. (no nomination required)
  • Exhibitor changes of an animal from the registered class to the commercial class will not be allowed after the official entry deadline.
  • Check-In and Weighing
    • papers will be checked at check-in.
    • proper breed work required.
      • If paperwork doesn’t match, gilt will go to commercial show.
  • Show Structure
    • Classes in the Breeding Gilt Show will be divided into classes by age on the purebreds and by weight on the crossbreds.
    • Purebred breeds will show first followed by the Crossbred classes.
    • Gilts will be divided by age within the division.
    • Class sizes will be determined by Show officials based on the number of animals at check-in.
    • Gilts will enter the ring by age, show management may combine class until they reach a minimum class size deemed appropriate.
    • Show management will re-weigh the first and seconds (possible additional). A 10 lb. variance from weigh-card weight will be allowed. Animals not meeting the 10 lb. variance either above or below the weigh-card weight will be disqualified.
    • Supreme Drive and Top Five
      • The top two animals from each Breed and the Crossbreds will compete for Supreme Champion Breeding Gilt. Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt thru 5th Place Breeding Gilt will also be chosen.
  • Release Time
    • All breeding gilts will be releases at the conclusion of the breeding gilt show. Violation of release rules will result in all premiums withheld and may be barred from future competition.
  • Class
    • Breeding Gilts
  • Divisions
    • Purebreds (NSR and Team Purebred breeds) and Commercial
  • Age Classifications
    • 2020 Pigs
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