Before submitting entries for the NJSA Winter National, please review the following information:

  1. Complete a separate entry form for each exhibitor.
    1. All information must be completed and proper fees submitted before an entry will be processed.
    2. Entries are nonrefundable.
    3. ALL entries are due by Dec. 14, 2023. Late entry fees double after the posted deadline and fees will triple 10 days prior to the start of the show.
    4. Due to online security restrictions, technical difficulties may occur if submitting online entries from a school, business, or other public domain.
  2. Exhibitor entry requirements:
    1. Exhibitors may enter up to six total gilts, which can include a maximum of two crossbred gilts.
    2. Exhibitors may enter up to six total barrows, which can include a maximum of two crossbred barrows.
    3. Exhibitors must show one purebred for every one crossbred.
  3. NJSA Purebred Influenced Crossbred Division:
    1. Purebred Influenced Crossbreds should be entered as crossbred barrows on entry form and designated for the Purebred Influenced Crossbred division at the show during check-in.
    2. Purebred Influence Crossbreds count towards your total crosssbred entries butdo not require a purebred entry.
    3. For complete details, visit the National Junior Show page.
  4. Bred + Owned Entries:
    1. Bred + Owned entries must also be entered in the Junior Show Gilt entries section of the entry form.
    2. Animal Registration number and Owner/Breeder number are required at entry.
    3. Family Certification Forms must be submitted if more than one junior member is listed as the owner and breeder of the animal on the pedigree.
    4. All Bred + Owned entries are due prior to the show. No Bred + Owned entries will be accepted at the show.
  5. Animal requirements:
    1. All hogs must be born June 1, 2023 or after.
    2. All hogs must be owned by the exhibitor as of December 1, 2023.
    3. All weights on barrows and crossbred gilts are declared by exhibitor. Test scales will be available.
    4. Weight Limit Barrows: 215-290 lbs. maximum with 15 lb. weighback.
    5. Weight Limit on Crossbred Gilts: 375 lbs. maximum (no minimum weight limit) with 15 lb. weighback.
  6. Entry fee information:
    1. Junior purebred barrow and gilt entry fees are $50 per entry (late fees double after deadline and triple 10 days prior to show)
    2. Junior crossbred barrow and gilt entry fees are $50 per entry (late fees double after deadline and triple 10 days prior to show)
  7. Additional contest information:
    1. While completing entries, exhibitors will have the opportunity to enter in additional competitions. Rules for each contest can be found in online in the NJSA Handbook.
  8. Additional exhibitor information:
    1. Due to space limitations, exhibitors will be provided one pen for every two pigs. Sibling’s pigs will be penned together if exhibiting an odd number of animals.
    2. Exhibitors MUST bring registration papers, certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) and a copy of their YQCA/PQA Plus card or certificate to check-in at the show.
    3. Age divisions for exhibitors will be designated using January 1, 2023.
    4. ALL Animals must be officially identified with a Federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag.

    For a complete list of NJSA rules and regulations, please review the NJSA Handbook.

    For more information on the Winter National, call the NJSA at 765.463.3594 ext. 106 or email