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How do I form a team?
o 5 kids & 1 adult ‘team leader’
o 1 novice or junior member must be on the team (12 & under)
o 1 intermediate or senior member must be on the team (13-21 years of age)
What if I cannot find a team?
o Bring your sign up sheet to the NJSA booth and we will put a team together for you!
Sign up deadline?
o Please turn in your team sheets by noon on Saturday to the NJSA booth or Sarah Schwab NJSA Jr. Activities Coordinator.
What should I wear?
o Comfortable clothes that you are not afraid to get dirty or wet in!
What does the Team Leader do?
o Because of the size of our event the Team Leaders will help keep all the teams quiet during instructions, help each team understand the games, and cheer their teams on!
We hope to see you there!
Gilt entries included registered Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Landrace, Chester, Poland, or Spotted gilts, and all exhibitors were members of NJSA or Team Purebred.
At the conclusion of the show the respective Champion of each breed competed for the Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt of the show. Each of the exhibitors of breed champions recieved a $300 scholarship. In addition, the exhibitor of the Supreme Champion received a special banner and award jacket.
NJSA member Matthew Whelan of Stigler, Okla., drove his Champion Duroc Gilt to win Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt. NSR breed champions are as follows.
Champion: Matthew Whelan, Stigler, Okla. (Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt)
Reserve Champion: Danika Miller, Terre Haute, Ind.
Champion: Aaron Cain, Chariton, Iowa
Reserve Champion: Garrett Holmes, Lebo, Kan.
Champion: Seth Smoot, Eaton, Ind.
Reserve Champion: Grayce McClimans, Alma, Kan.
Champion: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Tex.
Reserve Champion: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Tex.
The NJSA Internship will provide experience in planning and executing shows and leadership events for the nation’s largest youth livestock organization. You will have the opportunity to assist NJSA staff with planning the World Pork Expo Junior Classic and the year’s pinnacle event – the National Junior Summer Spectacular, as well as help lead the NJSA board of directors, write Youth Spotlight highlights, take photos and video, facilitate web updates, and write articles for "The Pinnacle" newsletter. This internship provides experience in event planning, communications, youth leadership, and livestock show production.
NSR Marketing & Communications Internship
This is a tailor-made internship – you help make it what you want it to be! As the NSR Marketing & Communications Intern, you will have the opportunity to work with NSR staff to personally design your internship curriculum and focus on the areas of marketing and communications in which you are most interested, or want to gain experience. Options for a summer work plan include feature writing for Seedstock EDGE, advertisement design and page layout, magazine production, online content development, photography, marketing, and more! You will have the chance to collaborate on projects with the National Junior Swine Association, report on national shows, contribute to Buyers Choice Auction online sales, and brainstorm and develop new ideas for growing the NSR.
|FFA members showcase their favorite breeds of swine!|
|A new NJSA member enters his information to sign up!|
|Former NJSA member and previous National FFA President Beau Williamson of California presents a workshop to the National FFA Agri-Entrepreneur winners.|
|RaeJean White shares information on the activities and events of NJSA.|
|Sarah Schwab talks with a potential NJSA member about the organization.|
|Alicia Keller helps a potential NJSA member pack up educational material on the swine industry.|
See if you recognize any of the NJSA members wearing the FFA blue and gold and sharing what they love about the swine industry and NJSA!
Watch NSR's National Junior Swine Association team of Director Alan Duttlinger and and Coordinator Sarah Schwab, as they promote the NJSA presence at the upcoming American Royal, in the new swine industry newsletter "Pig to Pork" from Trent Loos and Feedstuffs magazine.
Additionally, Trent Loos provides a touching tribute to Sarah Sell of Iowa, who tragically died in a car accident in September.
Be sure and check out the full newsletter below. This e-newsletter is a weekly feature -- sign up to receive it today!
Additionally, all NSR email addresses will not be functional, and access to pedigrees and other records will not be available. Please do not send email to the NSR during this time, as it will not be delivered.
We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and appreciate your understanding. For any urgent concerns or questions, please call 765.463.3594.
|(l to r) Dr. Tom Baas, Ukrainian host, |
Dr. Clint Schwab, Dr. Harold Hodson
Part I, Dr. Clint Schwab visits Ukraine
Part II, Dr. Clint Schwab visits Ukraine
Dr. Clint Schwab, director of genetic and technical services for the National Swine Registry, visited Ukraine in July 2010 to both present information to swine producers in this country, as well as learn about their systems. Accompanying him were Dr. Tom Baas of Iowa State University, and Dr. Harold Hodson from Swine Genetics International, Iowa. Following are Schwab's third set of photos and descriptions of this tour.
|Just prior to weaning at 21 days, these ¾ blood U.S. pigs will be used to transition this farm to genetics from the U.S. via frozen semen. Conception rates with frozen semen at this unit are greater than 80 percent.|
|The nursery facility uses solid concrete floors heated with hot water. The perimeter of the pens has steel grated floors. The combination of this design with the “Airworks” ventilation design of Whiteshire Hamroc is functioning well.|
|An illustration of the boar station. Here each sow is able to get nose-to-nose contact with the boar and each visit she makes is recorded via the electronic tag.|
View photos and information from additional Ukraine swine farms in upcoming blog posts.
VIEWING AVAILABLE ONLINE!
A tremendous opportunity to purchase pigs from four of Michigan's top purebred breeders: Hines Genetics, Doug & Pat Albright, Ed & Brad Mortensen and Ernie Birchmeier. This lineup of Hampshires, Durocs, Yorks and crossbreds come from top sires including Huggy Bear, Greeter, Basham, Yak II, Here I Am, No Questions and Phenomax. Your chance to own full siblings to the Gold Standard -- the $205,000 world-record selling Hampshire Boar at the Summer Type Conference, and his littermate, the $25,000 Champion Junior Hampshire Gilt at the NJSS, out of Huggy Bear x The Beast.
Call NSR Field Representative Kade Hummel at 765.427.3481 for more information.
|Lot 4 - Huggy Bear gilt (Mortensen)|
|Lot 1 - Huggy Bear gilt (Hines)|
|Lot 12 - Huggy Bear boar (Mortensen)|
|Lot 15 - Yak II gilt (Birchmeier)|
|Lot 26 - Pure Vision crossbred gilt (Albright)|
|Shane Brinning shows the Champion Crossbred Boar at the 2010 World Pork Expo.|
Other NSR shows, such as the Southwest Type Conference in Belton, Texas, the Summer Type Conference in Louisville, Ky., and the Fall Classic in Duncan, Okla., offer shows for crossbred boars, but not gilts.
“The decision was made by the NSR Executive Committee to add these shows to the WTC in the interest of meeting the needs of NSR members who also raise crossbred boars and gilts,” said NSR Vice President of Operations Mike Paul.
Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two crossbred boars and three crossbred gilts in the WTC. Entry fees are $100 for each boar and $30 for each gilt. Crossbred boars must provide a documented stress test result to exhibit and to be offered for sale, gilts do not. Similar to purebreds, each hog must be accompanied by two copies of an official interstate health certificate issued by a licensed, accredited veterinarian. A complete description of health requirements and other show regulations are included on the entry form.
Registration for crossbred boars and gilts is on the same entry form as purebred boars and gilts, and available in the October issue of Seedstock EDGE or online at http://www.nationalswine.com/Show_Events_Pages/NSR_Show_pages/WTC/WTC_show_page.html. All entries must be postmarked to the NSR office by Dec. 17.
For additional information, or with questions, call Mike Paul at 765.463.3594.