McLemore Hampshire gilt will sell to benefit NJSA

This Hampshire gilt selected from Jerry McLemore’s keeper pen will sell Saturday, July 3, at the 2010 Summer Type Conference. Online pre-bidding will take place June 28-30 at http://www.showpig.com/. All proceeds benefit the National Junior Swine Association.

NJSA photo, poster and state scrapbook results

2010 NJSS Photography Contest Awards
The photography contest showcases the photography skills of NJSA members in four categories: general ag, swine, people and humor. Photos are judged on creativity, communication power, composition, technical quality and other aspects. Winners are:

BEST OF SHOW
Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, Ohio
Senior • General Ag

NOVICE DIVISION
Best Novice Photograph
Karson Kelso, Seguin, TX • People

General Agriculture
1st: Eric Schafer, Owanero, IL
2nd: Ryan Michael, Farmersville, OH
HM: Gavin Biery, Rawson, OH

Humor
1st: Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, IL
2nd: Karson Kelso, Seguin, TX
HM: Carter Arbuckle, Hanover, MI

People
1st: Karson Kelso, Seguin, TX
2nd: Blaine Wagner, Greensburg, IN
HM: Chasten McConn, West Alexander, PA

Swine
1st: Riley Wendt, Irwin, OH
2nd: Landry Miller, Aspermont, TX
HM: Chasten McConn, West Alexander, PA

JUNIOR DIVISION
Best Junior Photograph

Yimmi Fontenot, Iowa, LA • General Ag

General Agriculture
1st: Yimmi Fontenot, Iowa, la
2nd: Alison George, Eclectic, AL
HM: Abby Peace, Clarksburg, PA

Humor
1st: Kolton Kelso, Seguin, TX
2nd: Faith Ortega, Jacksonville, FL
HM: T.C. Salis, Hilliard, FL

People
1st: Brandon Stickler, Pleasant Plains, IL
2nd: Mattie Fugate, Mahomet, IL
HM: Macy Mead, Mooresville, IN

Swine
1st: Jacob Sterle, Navasota, TX
2nd: Travis Clapp, Miami, OK
HM: Riley Klingenberg, Dorr, MI


INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Best Intermediate Photograph
Katie Davis, Paragould, AR • Swine

General Agriculture
1st: Katie Davis, Paragould, AR
2nd: Casey Clapp, Miami, OK
HM: Amy Loschen, Kempton, IL

Humor
1st: Zoe Peace, Clarksburg, PA
2nd: Hannah Abell, Palm City, FL
HM: Emma See, Riley, NC

People
1st: Christine Todd, Danvers, IL
2nd: Katie Davis, Paragould, AR
HM: Caisey DeOrnellas, London, OH

Swine
1st: Katie Davis, Paragould, AR
2nd: Clayton Stephens, Clinton Corners, NY
HM: Natalie Korniak, Logansport, IN

SENIOR DIVISION
Best Senior Photograph
Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, Ohio • General Ag

General Agriculture
1st: Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, Ohio
2nd: Lauren Robbins, Titusville, PA
HM: Blake Davis, Paragould, AR

Humor
1st: Chelsea Hanni, Arcadia, IN
2nd: Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
HM: Sarah Kasanicky, Leechburg, PA

People
1st: Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
2nd: Sarah Kasanicky, Leechburg, PA
HM: Blake Davis, Paragould, AR

Swine
1st: Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
2nd: Tyler Loschen, Kempton, IL
HM: Sarah Kasanicky, Leechburg, PA



2010 NJSS Poster Contest
The NJSS poster contest is designed to show off the creative talent of NJSA members, to share ideas that may be useful in promotion of breeds and the NJSA. Posters were entered in four age divisions in two theme categories: 1) Breed Promotion: Highlight the value of Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire swine in a successful swine operation; or 2) Membership Recruitment: Develop and illustrate ideas and themes to recruit new members into NJSA or NSR or show the value of membership. Winners are:

1st Overall
Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
Senior • NJSA Recruitment

2nd Overall
Brandon Stickler, Pleasant, IL
Junior • NJSA Recruitment

Honorable Mention Overall
Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
Senior • Breed/Association

NOVICE DIVISION
NJSA Recruitment

1st: Eric Schaefer, Owaneco, IL
2nd: Lizzie Schaefer, Owaneco, IL
HM: Karson Kelso, Seguin, TX

Breed/Association
1st: Blaine Wagner, Coatsville, IN
2nd: Carter Arbuckle, Hanover, MI
HM: Ethan Wendt, Tipton, IN

JUNIOR DIVISION
NJSA Recruitment
1st : Brandon Stickler, Pleasant, IL
2nd: Maddie Fugate, Mahomet, IL
HM: Kolton Kelso, Seguin, TX

Breed/Association
1st : Alison George, Eclectic, AL
2nd: Taylor Conley, New Enterprise, PA
HM: Chloe Studebaker, Eaton, OH

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
NJSA Recruitment
1st: Casey Clapp, Miami, OK
2nd: Clayton Stephens, Clinton, NY

Breed/Association
1st : Caisey DeOrnellas, London, OH
2nd: Natalie Korniak, Wyandotte, OK
HM: MacKenzie Sturman, Allegan, MI

SENIOR DIVISION
NJSA Recruitment
1st : Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
2nd: Alison Harwell, Coldwater, MI

Breed/Association
1st: Kayla Overstake, Hillsboro, OH
2nd: Sarah Kasanicky, Leechburg, PA


2010 NJSS State Scrapbook Contest Awards
Seven states entered the state scrapbook contest. Scrapbooks were judged on creativity, eye appeal, theme, educational value and neatness, and were designed and put together by NJSA members. Winners are:

1st: Ohio
2nd: Louisiana
HM: North Carolina

Four new ways to get news from NSR and NJSA!

Four new ways to get news from NSR and NJSA!

1. Facebook
Find National Swine Registry and National Junior Swine Association on Facebook. “Like” us, and get status updates on show winners as they are available, as well as other valuable links and information.

2. Blog
Have you seen the new National Swine Registry blog? You can link to it from the NSR website home page, or go to www.nationalswine.blogspot.com to get information on class winners as available.

3. E-list
Sign up to receive e-mails with information on the latest NSR and NJSA happenings, including show results! Go to the NSR website at www.nationalswine.com, and click on “E-list signup” in the lower right-hand corner.

4. New website
The new NSR website at www.nationalswine.com includes not only full listings of class placings and show winners, it offers photos, video, rules, schedules and more for each NSR and NJSA show!

Kids, gilts safari to Louisville for NJSS

The National Junior Swine Association is ready to get wild and “Welcome to the Jungle” more than 700 kids and 1,033 gilts from 27 states at the National Junior Summer Spectacular this week in Louisville, Ky.

The annual event starts Tuesday, June 29, and ends Saturday, July 3, and includes a gilt show as well as showmanship, skillathon, judging, public and extemporaneous speaking, photography, poster, state scrapbook, and sweepstakes contests. All NJSA members, open to youth ages 21 and under, are welcome to participate. More than $40,000 in scholarships, prize money and awards will be given to members of the nation's largest youth livestock organization during the week of competition

"This is one of the biggest shows we've had in terms of number of kids registered," says Darrell Anderson, CEO of the National Swine Registry, the umbrella organization of the NJSA. "It's the biggest event of the year for NJSA. It's an intense week of competition, but an enjoyable one."

In addition to the contests, other events include election of the 2010-2012 NJSA board of directors, auction of the donated Foundation Female, silent auction, NJSA annual meeting, pizza party and dance, awards breakfast and inspirational service, and recognition of sweepstakes winners. Friday and Saturday the NSR also holds their Summer Type Conference, which includes a show and sale.

The show and all events will take place at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds and Expo Center. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.nationalswine.com. To get show results delivered to your email, sign up for the Shows and Sales e-mail list serv via the home page, or "like" the National Swine Registry on Facebook.

Solt's Herd Visit

This is a video of a Black Oak son at Justin Solt's.

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Extreme Makeover: Web Edition

If you got to this blog through the NSR website you've already seen it -- our new website! We posted a link to the "beta" (in progress) site last week, but today we flipped the switch and it's official! The NSR has a new, highly functional, made-over, face-lifted website! We hope you like it as much as we have enjoyed the process of trying to identify easier ways for our members and users to find the information on the shows, sales, events and activities!

We hope that the new layout and structure makes it easy to find the information you are looking for. However, we realize it is new and different, and if you find there is something you are missing, please contact us and we will be happy to help you find it. And, realize, it is a work in progress -- there are still pages that have additional information on the way!

We would like to thank NSR Creative Director Steve Weintraut for the outstanding work he has put into conceptualizing, designing and coding this entire site. If you like his work and the new site, go ahead and post a comment -- or shoot him an email at steve@nationalswine.com.

Happy surfin' in the NSR world!

Penner's Herd Visit

Thank You John and Kyle for taking the time for me to stop by. The hogs looked great. Below are some photos Kyle took.



New Hampshire Boar called First Aid. He is a Homegrown x Heatwave. This guy is wide chested, soft made, and heavy muscled. It is a shame he injured himself and John was not able to exhibit him at the 2010 World Pork Expo. If you are interested in using him contact John or Kyle.



This 7th parity sows looks like Hampshire females should. She is a Topshot x Flashback and the material grandam of First Aid (the boar pictured above). She is one of the best Hampshire sows I have seen.

RW Genetics Herd Visit

These photos are from my most recent visit to RW Genetics. Rick and his crew have a great set of pigs they are getting ready to offers for sale, the Triple Bar 7's, Bottom's Up, 8-Ball's and Epic's looked great. Thanks guy's for taking the time to show me around.

This guy looked great! He is a Full Shift and out of the same dam as Problem Solver. It is hard to make a boar with a better hip and rear leg. Study how square he is underneath.
141-7 is an April 17, he is sire by Rick's new herd boar Logic and is out of a Turn it Up sow. I think this guy has a bright future a head of him! You couldn't put a better skeleton in a young hog. This guy floats around the pen. His hip and rear wheels are great.
The 77-2 crossbred gilt is truly something special! She is a Triple Bar 7 out of Epic's and Super Freaks mother. She is powerful from every angle, combine this with tones of body and a extreme correct skeleton, she could be deadly when all the dust settles.

WPX Open Hampshire Show champs

2010 World Pork Expo Open Show
Hampshire Show
June 11, 2010

All Hampshire Open Show Results

Champion Boar
1st Class 3
Wintex Farms, Lubbock, TX
WTX8 SQUARE ONE 116-1 X JGR7 DARK SIDE 19-5

Reserve Champion Boar
1st Class 1
Nick Zachary, Sayre, OK
JLM9 ROCKIN T 6-5 X JDB5 HANK 109-1

Champion Gilt
1st Class 3
Morgan Knotts, West Lafayette, IN
EC8 STAINLESS STEEL 54-11 X YAG2 BR 127-2

Reserve Champion Gilt
1st Class 2
Alex Vaughan, Wilmington, OH
BOLN8 HOME GROWN 99-3 X JM7 PARTY FOUL 34-5

WPX Open Duroc Show champs

2010 World Pork Expo Open Show
Duroc Show
June 11, 2010

All Duroc Open Show Results

Champion Boar



1st Class 3
Wintex Farms, Lubbock, TX
KTB9 FINAL APPROACH 4-3 X HP5 HP FED EX 4-1

Reserve Champion Boar
1st Class 1
Norman Bros & Son, Sidell, IL
RWG8 FULL SHIFT 145-1 X 3FSF8 GRUS NO HOLES 4-1

Champion Gilt
1st Class 3
Stein & Stewart Genetics, Odessa, MO
CCKK8 TRIPLE CROWN 2-2 X STN7 BOLDER 60-6

Reserve Champion Gilt
2nd Class 3
Danielle Dobson, Morton, TX
JAKI8 PSSS CANT TOUCH THIS X HD4 GALLERY 61-2

WPX Open Landrace Show champs

2010 World Pork Expo Open Show
Landrace Show
June 11, 2010
All Landrace Open Show Results



Grand Champion Landrace Boar
1st Class 1
Cedar Ridge Show Herd, Red Bud, IL
JMG8 PSSS ZEUS 40-8 X CR4 SAMSON 287-4

Reserve Champion Landrace Boar
2nd Class 1
Ben Sheldon, Martinsville, IN
JMG8 PSSS ZEUS 40-8 X 1SJH5 PSSS ORANGE CRUSH 1-1



Grand Champion Landrace Gilt
1st Class 1
Caleb Grohmann, Red Bud, IL
CR5 SUPREME 8-2 X CR5 FALKEN 225-1

Reserve Champion Landrace Gilt
2nd Class 1
Nathan Acuff, Farmersville, TX
JMG8 PSSS ZEUS 40-8 X 1SJH5 PSSS ORANGE CRUSH 1-1

WPX Open Yorkshire Show champs

2010 World Pork Expo Open Show
Yorkshire Show
June 11, 2010

All Yorkshire Open Show Results



Grand Champion York Boar
1st Class 4
Grimm Purebreds, Maynard, IA
JGR8 MACK ATTACK 81-5 X JGR7 TIMBER 97-7

Reserve Champion York Boar
1st Class 3
Daniel Burzlaff, Delmar, IA
DBFF7 CHAIN SAW 85-8 X KEN3 ROYAL CROWN 3-5


Grand Champion York Gilt
1st Class 5
Blake Goss, Canute, OK
WGW8 HEADLINER 58-1 X JRS7 BIG PAPPY 31-2

Reserve Champion York Gilt
1st Class 6
Palmer Cranford, Camilla, GA
JGR7 BULLETPROOF 345-6 X ARK7 VINTAGE 30-1

WPX Open Crossbred Boar Show champs

2010 World Pork Expo Open Show
Crossbred Boar Show
June 11, 2010
All Crossbred Boar Open Show Results


Grand Champion
1st Class 4
Brinning Farms, Keota, IA
RECOVERY X (DARK SIDE X FREAK SHOW)

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 2
Nathan Weisinger, Fort Madison, IA
UNBELIEVABLE

"Live From The Show" WPX Junior National photo galleries available

World Pork Expo Junior National "Live From the Show"

Candid photos from the World Pork Expo Junior National barrow show are now available online, along with a video of NJSA President Lynsee Shaffer welcoming members to the World Pork Expo!

WPX Jr. Crossbred Gilt Show Results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Crossbred Gilt Show
June 10, 2010














Grand Champion
1st Class 5
Christopher Nott, Woodstock, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 6
Kaylee Miller, Brazil, Ind.

Crossbred Gilt Show Results

WPX Jr. Yorkshire Gilt Show Results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Yorkshire Gilt Show
June 10, 2010

Grand Champion
1st Class 9
Skylar Knapp, Greenfield, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 7
Bryce Walters, Tampico, Ill.

Yorkshire Gilt Show Results

WPX Jr. Landrace Gilt Show Results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Landrace Gilt Show
June 10, 2010














Grand Champion
1st Class 2
Cole Horner, St. Peter, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion
2nd Class 2
Seth Smoot, Eaton, Ind.

Landrace Gilt Show Results

WPX Jr. Hampshire Gilt Show Results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Hampshire Gilt Show
June 10, 2010


Grand Champion
1st Class 3
Taylor Crouch, Tipton, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion2nd Class 3
Shelby Stephenson, Fortville, Ind.

Hampshire Gilt Show Results

WPX Jr. Duroc Gilt Show Results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Duroc Gilt Show
June 10, 2010

Grand Champion
1st Class 6
Jada Johnson, Poneto, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 4
Jason Kimmel, Albion, Ind.

Reds win Champion Drive at World Pork Expo Junior National














Grand Champion Overall
Champion Duroc Barrow
Exhibited by Andrew Hodges, Kan.














Reserve Grand Champion Overall
Reserve Champion Duroc Barrow
Exhibited by Miles Toenyes, Ill.

Champion Crossbred Barrow
Exhibited by Trevor Nelson, Ill.

Champion Hampshire Barrow
Exhibited by Blake Danner, Ind.

Champion Landrace Barrow
Exhibited by Austin Holmes, Kan.

Champion Yorkshire Barrow
Exhibited by Bryce Walters, Ill.

Reserve Champion Crossbred Barrow
Exhibited by Austin Irvine, Ind.

Reserve Champion Hampshire Barrow
Exhibited by Taylor Fort, Okla.

Reserve Champion Landrace Barrow
Exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Ill.

Reserve Champion Yorkshire Barrow
Exhibited by Miles Toenyes, Ill.

Yorkshire barrow show results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Yorkshire Barrow Show
June 9, 2010
Grand Champion
1st Class 8
Bryce Walters, Tampico, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 10
Miles Toenyes, Highland, Ill.

Following are the first and second place winners from each class. A complete list of class placings will be available on http://www.nationalswine.com/ as soon as possible.


Class 1
1st: Kaylee Miller, Brazil, Ind.
2nd: Austin Thompson, Hutchinson, Kan.

Class 2
1st: Nalaney Guyer, Robinson, Ill.
2nd: Madison Hafley, Rockdale, Texas

Class 3
1st: Kyle Parmley, Perry Okla.
2nd: Tyler Gradert, Geneseo, Ill.

Class 4
1st: Seth Shapland, Dighton, Kan.
2nd: Troy Sloan, Cameron, Mo.

Class 5
1st: Derek Pullen, Walton, Ind.
2nd: Drey Marshall, Kaplan, La.

Class 6
1st: Kayla Heiston, Lebanon, Ind.
2nd: Cheyenne Bittle, Quitman, Ark.

Class 7
1st: Austin Lynd, Janesville, Wis.
2nd: Kaley Bontrager, Napanee, Ind.

Class 8
1st: Bryce Walters, Tampico, Ill.
2nd: Katie Davis, Paragould, Ark.

Class 9
1st: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Texas
2nd: Delphin Janecka, Flatonia, Texas

Class 10
1st: Miles Toenyes, Highland, Ill.
2nd: Trey Fecke, Bonfield, Ill.

Landrace barrow show results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Landrace Barrow Show
June 9, 2010

Grand Champion
1st Class 2
Austin Holmes, Lebo, Kan.

Reserve Grand Champion
1st Class 1
Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.

Following are the first and second place winners from each class. A complete list of class placings will be available on http://www.nationalswine.com/ as soon as possible.


Class 1
1st: Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.
2nd: Zachery Brazel, Albion, Ind.

Class 2
1st: Austin Holmes, Lebo, Kan.
2nd: Thomas Spears, Fortville, Ind.

Hampshire barrow show results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Hampshire Barrow Show
June 9, 2010

Grand Champion
1st Class 4
Blake Danner, Chalmers, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion
2nd Class 4
Taylor Fort, Elgin, Okla.

Following are the first and second place winners from each class. A complete list of class placings will be available on http://www.nationalswine.com/ as soon as possible.

Class 1
1st: Christine J. Todd, Danvers, Ill.
2nd: Carl Basile, Greencastle, Ind.

Class 2
1st: Jake Newsom, Lebanon, Ind.
2nd: Bryan Bennett, Martinsville, Ill.

Class 3
1st: Conner Cook, Glenwood, Ind.
2nd: Shelby Stephenson, Fortville, Ind.

Class 4
1st: Blake Danner, Chalmers, Ind.
2nd: Taylor Fort, Elgin, Okla.

Class 5
1st: Cody Holmes, Lebo, Kan.
2nd: Daniel Newnum, Kingman, Ind.

Class 6
1st: Tate Coulter, Albany, Ind.
2nd: Maddie Fugate, Mahomet, Ill.

Duroc barrow show results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Duroc Barrow Show
June 9, 2010


Grand Champion Duroc Barrow
Andrew Hodges, Lebo, Kan.
RWG7 PSSS Power Wagon x JAKI8 PSSS Can't Touch This

Reserve Champion Duroc Barrow
Miles Toenyes, Highland, Ill.
RWG8 Full Shift 145-1 x BEYE7 Timber Wolf 31-4

Following are the first and second place winners from each class. A complete list of class placings will be available on http://www.nationalswine.com/ as soon as possible.
Class 1
1st: Devin Ammann, Highland, Ill.
RWG8 Full Shift 145-1 x BEYE6 Prenup 29-1

2nd: Matthew Whelan, Stigler, Okla.
JAKI8 Unforgettable 10 x JAKI8 PSSS Can't Touch This

Class 2
1st: Delphin Janecka, Flatonia, Texas
JAKI8 PSSS Can't Touch This x HD5 Mr Sound 57-9

2nd: Amy Newnum, Kingman, Ind.
OAB8 PSSS Buck Cherry x HD5 Mr Sound 57-9

Class 3
1st: Morgan Anderson, Modesto, Calif.
JAKI8 Unforgettable 10 x HD6 Clodhopper 7-3

2nd: Natalie Hofschulte, Wyandotte, Okla.
HJH9 Touch of Class 5- x SDF7 Looker 12-1

Class 4
1st: Andrew Hodges, Lebo, Kan.
RWG7 PSSS Power Wagon x JAKI8 PSSS Can't Touch This

2nd: Miles Toenyes, Highland, Ill.
RWG8 Full Shift 145-1 x BEYE7 Timber Wolf 31-4

Class 5
1st: Kaley Bontrager, Nappanee, Ind.
JAKI8 PSSS Can't Touch This x JRE5 GRUS Easy Stride

2nd: Kayla Hieston, Lebanon, Ind.
RWG8 PSSS No Problem x OAB PSSS Buck Cherry

Crossbred barrow show results

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National
Crossbred Barrow Show
June 9, 2010

Grand Champion Crossbred Barrow
Trevor Nelson, Atkinson, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred Barrow
Austin Irvin, Mooreland, Ind.

Following are the first and second place winners from each class. A complete list of class placings will be available on http://www.nationalswine.com/ as soon as possible.

Class 1
1st: Cheyenne Bittle, Quitman, Ark.
2nd: Jacinda Thompson, Patoka, Ind.

Class 2
1st: Chelsea Crawford, Sheridan, Ind.
2nd: Trey Fecke, Bonfield, Ill.


Class 3
1st: Chloe Oliver, Welsh, La.
2nd: Deekota Williams, Walters, Okla.

Class 4
1st: Shelby Holmes, Lebo, Kan.
2nd: Rylie Harrell, Carthage, Ill.

Class 5
1st: Matt Doney, Mineral Point, Wis.
2nd: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Texas

Class 6
1st: Trevor Nelson, Atkinson, Ill.
2nd: Taylor Fort, Elgin, Okla.

Class 7
1st: Kaylee Miller, Brazil, Ind.
2nd: Blake Holmes, Lebo, Kan.

Class 8
1st: Morgan Anderson, Modesto, Calif.
2nd: Kayla Hieston, Lebanon, Ind.

Class 9
1st: Dannah Whelan, Stigler, Okla.
2nd: Hallie Landry, Jeanerette, La.

Class 10
1st: Trevor Nelson, Atkinson, Ill.
2nd: Katelyn Robinson, Wellsville, Mo.

Class 11
1st: Austin Irvin, Mooreland, Ind.
2nd: Kayla Hieston, Lebanon, Ind.

Foreign guests visit America's Best Genetics booth at the World Pork Expo


Foreign guests at the World Pork Expo here in Des Moines, Iowa, are greeted with American hospitality at the International Hospitality Center, hosted by America’s Best Genetics in partnership with the National Pork Producers Council.

Approximately 20 members and partners of America’s Best Genetics are exhibiting jointly in the open educational and networking area, which offers cold water and soda as well as meeting spaces and a place for visitors to relax and visit about swine genetics. America’s Best Genetics works to extend the influence and exposure of the National Swine Registry and its commercial-oriented breeders as a strong and viable option for world-wide genetics.

NSR’s Director of Genetic and Technical Services, Clint Schwab, Ph.D., says the purpose of the booth is to create an area for international visitors to meet and visit with the top U.S. purebred swine breeders. “This is a great common area for our foreign visitors to relax and learn more about the genetic programs our members have, and what they can offer to international production systems.”

- Brink Genetics, Iowa
- Cain Hampshires, Iowa
- Cedar Ridge Genetics, Ill.
- Compart Boar Store, Minn.
- Truline Genetics, Mo.
- Shaffer Superior Genetics, Ind.
- Stewart Durocs, Iowa
- Tempel Genetics, Ind.
- Waldo Farms, Neb.
- Whiteshire Hamroc, Inc., Ind.
- Witzig Yorkshires, Ill.
- Zehr Farms, Ill.
- Isler Genetics, Ohio
- The Ohio State University, Ohio
- Clayton Agri-Marketing, Mo.
- FACTS, Iowa
- Global Swine Exchange, Iowa
- Herdsman, Ind.
- Livestock Exporters Association, Ohio
- Swine Genetics International, Iowa

The International Hospitality Center is located in the 2800-2900 aisles of the Cattle Barn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, and will be open during trade show hours, Wednesday-Friday, June 9-11, 2010.

NJSA President Lynsee Shaffer at World Pork Expo registration

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Video: NJSA President Lynsee Shaffer

Pigs and kids have been filing into the swine barn all day in preparation for the 2010 World Pork Expo Junior Classic, here in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 1,700 pigs have been registered by approximately 650 members of the National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred. The young exhibitors come from 26 states, as well as seven foreign countries, and will show barrows and gilts starting Wednesday, June 9.

Alan Duttlinger, director of junior activities for the National Swine Registry, says this is a record number of entries for the World Pork Expo Junior National. "Last year this show had a record number of entries, and this year we are 22 percent higher," says Duttlinger. "It's great to see the kids so excited, and ready to put their months of hard work and preparation on display."

For more information on the World Pork Expo Junior National, click here.