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ATTENTION:
Before submitting entries for the World Pork Expo, please review the following information:

 

 

“By my entering in this event, I agree to comply with all rules, regulations and policies.”

 

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

  1. Entry fees for all entries must accompany the respective entry form.
  2. All entries must be postmarked by April 19, 2018.
  3. All late entries will be charged double the regular entry fees. All entry fees are non-refundable.
  4. 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 22 and OVER, paid annual dues and recorded at least one litter in the 2018 fiscal year.
  5. Participants age 21 and UNDER of age are required to pay a $15 junior participation fee.
  6. All pedigrees for purebred breeding animal entries must be recorded by May 24, 2018 or an additional $25 rush fee will be charged.
    Berkshire, Chester, Poland and Spot boars and gilts entries can be submitted through the ABA and CPS offices.


EXHIBITOR REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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.
  2. Additional animals (deliveries, etc.) arriving on the Iowa State Fairgrounds MUST meet the same regulations as animals entered in the World Pork Expo.


ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. All entries must be ear notched using the official NSR system (starting with number 1 in January and again in July of each year).
  2. No purebred entries will be eligible to show or sell without a registration certificate.
  3. Purebred breeding animals must have been farrowed on or after Nov. 1, 2017.
  4. Purebred breeding animal classes will be divided as equal as possible by farrowing date.
  5. Crossbred gilt and boar classes will be divided by weight.
  6. 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. This is not a requirement for crossbred gilts.
  7. Animal Identification: ALL animals MUST be officially identified with a federally approved, permanently numbered ear tag.
    “840” ear tags are preferred. For more information on federally approved ear tags, please visit http://www.nationalswine.com/shows/ear_tags.php.


DNA STRESS STATEMENT

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. The ALA, AYC, HSR and UDSR assume no responsibility or liability in connection with such warranty by the seller.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 

  1. By entering any purebred hog in the WPX, the owner warrants that the hog meets specific breed requirements.
  2. 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.
  3. For information on NSR breed eligibility requirements, please visit http://nationalswine.com/pedigree_services/breed_eligibility.php
  4. If any Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire animal sold at the WPX 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.