NEW Bred & Owned rule
effective STC 2011

All gilts or barrows must have been owned by the exhibitor (junior member), and NOT in the family or a farm name that includes a partner more than 21 years of age (this includes siblings or partnerships as long as all are under 21 years of age). Exhibitor must have owned the dam at the time of breeding. The exhibitor must be listed on the pedigree as BOTH the breeder and the owner of the gilt they are exhibiting.


Our Mission
To provide educational and career opportunities through competition and fellowship in order to develop leadership skills and integrity in young people interested in Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted swine.

 


2018 National Junior Show Rules

Please read and agree to the following to proceed to entry:

Eligibility:

  • All exhibitors and participants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • Exhibitors must be 21 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2018. 
  • The age divisions will be as of January 1, 2018: Senior (17-21); Intermediate (13-16); Junior (9-12) and Novice (8 and under).
  • There will be no gilt or barrow entries accepted at the show. Entries must be submitted on-line by May 25, 2018.  Entries submitted on or after May 25, 2018 are subject to late fees.
  • Team Purebred members not exhibiting hogs will be charged a $10.00 participation fee and a $5.00 fee per contest. Payable at event sign-up.
  • If an exhibitor is not present to show their barrow/gilt, the hog cannot be exhibited without prior approval from the Director of Junior Activities.

Requirements:

  • ALL entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, Hereford or Tamworth swine farrowed December 1, 2017 and after. There will NOT be a division for the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire barrows.
  • Entries may be purchased animals, but must be owned by the junior exhibitor, the exhibitor’s family name, or exhibitor’s farm name (on or before April 27, 2018).  Entries must be registered and/or transferred prior to the show.
  • Junior exhibitors must bring their original pedigree and a copy of their pedigree to check-in. We will check the original and return it to you; however we will keep the copy to use during the shows.  Substitutions will be allowed at the show.
  • All health rules must be followed or animals will not be allowed on the grounds.  See show health regulations.  Bring your original health papers to check in with you.
  • All pens are assigned and figured at TWO PIGS PER PEN.  Absolutely no moving or switching of pen cards at the show.  Our penning system allows us to find participants quickly if any problems or special needs arise throughout the week.  Due to the number of entries, pens will be limited and it is suggested that you bring a divider panel in order to split pens if necessary. 
  • The earliest entries may arrive is Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:00pm central time.  All entries must arrive and be checked in by 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 26.
  • The earliest any junior hogs will be released from the barn is Friday, June 29 following the drawing of the Eby P.L.u.S. trailer. —NO EXCEPTIONS. Team Purebred has the right to withhold premiums from any exhibitor who leaves the grounds early without prior permission.  If you exhibit at Springfield and do not attend the awards ceremony you are not eligible to win the EBY sponsored P.L.u.S. trailer.
  • There will be designated trailer parking areas.  Please look for signs posted around the barn.  Trailers parked around or near the barn may be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
  • All exhibitors must allow their hogs to be used for the judging contest if selected by Judging Officials or Team Purebred Board Members.  Hogs double entered and exhibited in the open show will not be used.
  • Team Purebred reserves the right to randomly collect a DNA sample on exhibited animals (barrows and gilts) at any event where registered animals are exhibited. This sample may be used for testing for the presence of the stress gene, parentage verification, or breed purity. This collection will be supervised by Team Purebred or breed representatives.
  • Team Purebred may conduct drug testing on any animal shown. At a minimum, all breed champions and reserves in the barrow and gilt shows must go directly from the champion drive to the drug testing area. One parent must accompany each exhibitor. Only one adult per exhibitor will be allowed in the drug testing area to minimize congestion.
  • Exhibitors agree to present all champions and reserve champions for official photographs. Not doing so will result in Team Purebred withholding the exhibitor’s premium checks.
  • Commercial photography and filming may be conducted at the Team Purebred National Junior Show. You may be depicted in photographs or video recordings, and by entering the grounds and/or competitive events associated with the Team Purebred National Junior Show you consent to the use of any depictions in connection with advertising, news reporting, public relations, webcasts or other broadcasts, or any other activities relating to the Team Purebred National Junior Show, and you further release and waive all claims for compensation and any rights of review and approval, copyright, and right of publicity with respect thereto.
  • Powdering, oiling, or any other show dressing other than water applied to hogs at Team Purebred events will not be allowed.  Show officials reserve the right to disqualify any animal from competition not meeting the requirement.  No clipping will be allowed in the barns at Team Purebred competitions.
  • Breed Classification will take place from 8:00am-10:00am on Wednesday, June 27, 2017. ALL pigs must be in their pens during this time. Wash racks and scales will be CLOSED.
  • ALL Berkshire barrow & gilts must be stress negative and the stress status must be on the pedigree (HAL-1843* nm must be under the pig’s name on the pedigree).  DNA samples will be collected on all Berkshire gilt and barrow breed show champions, reserve champions and any randomly chosen animals to determine compliance with ABA negative stress gene policy and sire verification.
  • The Skill-a-thon Contest will be held Thursday, June 28 from 9:00am-3:00pm in the sheep barn. Exact locations will be announced during the exhibitor meeting at the show and throughout the day Thursday. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to find time throughout the day to take the skillathon.  If you do not take the skillathon you cannot compete in the overall sweepstakes for your age division.
  • Please remember that NO shavings will be provided.  There will be shavings available on the grounds for purchase.
  • Please read the Health Regulations closely.  We cannot allow you to exhibit if you do not follow the health rules. Call for details if you are not sure of these rules.
  • For senior exhibitors, the Swine Issues contest will be judged on delivery (30%), appearance and professionalism (30%), content (40%). Time slots will be assigned prior to arrival to Springfield. The location of the contest will be announced during registration as well as throughout the show. Senior exhibitors MUST compete in the Swine Issues contest to be eligible for Sweepstakes awards.

Gilt Exhibitors:

  • Gilts must be farrowed Dec. 1, 2017 and after.
  • Breed classes will be broken according to farrowing dates, with class sizes divided as equally as possible.
  • All gilt entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, Hereford, or Tamworth swine and meet all breed eligibility requirements.   Call your breed association for details if you are not sure of these rules.
  • Gilts shown in the junior show are eligible to be exhibited in the open shows and sold as long as they are double entered in the name of the junior exhibitor (same name for both shows).  They must be entered in the open show by the entry deadline.
  • Chester White breeding gilts are guaranteed to be stress free.
  • Berkshire breeding gilts must be stress negative and have the negative stress status denoted on the pedigree (HAL-1843* nm).
  • All junior show gilts are guaranteed to be open.  Team Purebred has the right to pregnancy check any gilt.  Any gilt found to be bred at the show, will forfeit all premium money and placing; and will be subject to being banned from all Team Purebred events for the next two years.

Barrow Exhibitors:

  • Barrows must be farrowed Dec. 1, 2017 and after.
  • This is a non-terminal show—exhibitors are responsible for their own barrows. There may be an opportunity to market your hogs on Friday morning, June 30. The availability of a truck is NOT guaranteed. Please indicate if you would be interested in this on the Registration Form. More details will be available at check-in.
  • Barrows will be shown by weight with class sizes divided as equally as possible.
  • A weigh card for each barrow must be filled out COMPLETELY with the exhibitor’s name, barrow’s registration number, breed and weight.  This weigh card is to be turned in at the check-in area by 9:00 am, Wednesday, June 28.
  • There are no weight limits, minimum or maximum.  There is a 15 pound plus or minus tolerance. The top 3 barrows will be weighed back in each class. Barrows not within the 15 pound tolerance will disqualified from the show.
  • Barrows will not be weighed again during champion drives.
  • All barrow entries must be registered Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, Hereford, or Tamworth swine and must meet all breed eligibility requirements.  Call your breed association for details if you are not sure of these rules. Please Note: there will NOT be a division for Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire barrows.
  • All Berkshire barrows must be stress negative and have the negative stress status denoted on the pedigree (HAL-1843* nm).

Bred & Owned:

  • To be eligible for bred & owned classification the gilts or barrows must have been owned by the junior exhibitor (this includes siblings or partnerships as long as all are under 21 years of age), and NOT in the family or a farm name that includes a partner more than 21 years of age.
  • Exhibitor must have owned the dam at the time of breeding. 
  • The exhibitor must be listed on the pedigree as BOTH the breeder and the owner of the gilt or barrow they are exhibiting.   
  • Only Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, Hereford or Tamworth swine are eligible for bred & owned considerations.

Premiums

  • 1st $40, 2nd $35, 3rd  $30, 4th  $25, 5th $20, 6th $ 15, 7th  $10
  • Breed Champion $500, Reserve Breed Champion $250
  • Bred & Owned Breed Champion $250, Bred & Owned reserve Breed Champion $125
  • Premium checks may be available for pick up at the show. Any checks not claimed will be forfeited as they will NOT be mailed.

Showmanship Contest

  • All contestants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • The divisions will be as of January 1, 2018: Senior (17-21); Intermediate (13-16); Junior (9-12) and Novice (8 and under).
  • Divisions will be randomly broken into classes according to entries, with no more than 20 exhibitors per class.
  • Only pedigreed Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, Hereford and Tamworth animals may be used in showmanship classes.
  • Gilts or barrows used for the showmanship contest are required to come from a junior exhibitor or open show entries.  It is the responsibility of the participant to make arrangements with another junior member or open show exhibitor to use their hog.

Skillathon

  • All contestants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • The divisions will be as of January 1, 2018: Senior (17-21); Intermediate (13-16); Junior (9-12) and Novice (8 and under).
  • This is a non station-to-station skillathon.  This is a test format covering various aspects of the swine industry with some visual aids.
  • The test will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • The following are examples of topics that could be used in the skillathon: Ear Notching, Swine Breeds, Meat Cut Identification, Swine Health, Pork Quality Assurance, Animal Handling Practices, Swine Anatomy (External, Internal or Skeletal), Equipment Identification, and Pedigree Information. 
  • No parents or spectators are allowed in the skillathon area.  We will have someone read the questions to younger participants if needed.  (Youth with special needs will be allowed parental help if they talk with the Director of Junior Activities prior).
  • Once a contestant completes the skillathon, they must leave the skillathon immediately area to avoid any sharing of answers.
  • Absolutely Zero Tolerance for using cell phones or talking during this contest. If a participant has a question they must direct it to the contest supervisor or a Junior Board Member present. Using a cell phone or talking may result in a zero score and therefore not being eligible for the Sweepstakes awards.

Judging Contest
Contest for Senior, Intermediate and Junior divisions – Friday, June 29– 9:00am in the Sheep Barn (Arrive Early! Bring a pencil and notebook)
Novice Contest – Friday, June 29 – 2:00pm in the Sheep Barn
      (Arrive Early! Bring a pencil and notebook)

  • All contestants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • The divisions will be as of January 1, 2017: Senior (17-21); Intermediate (13-16); Junior (9-12) and Novice (8 and under).
  • Parents are NOT allowed near the judging rings.  Assistants will be available to novice or first-time judges who may not understand how to mark their cards.
  • Novice will have their own separate contest (see above for time).  Novice exhibitors will judge two classes with questions.  A short teaching session will be held with the first class and the officials will be given immediately after their cards are turned in.  Novice participants will be able to view the classes when answering the questions. 
  • Junior exhibitors will judge four classes and answer one set of questions.
  • Intermediate exhibitors will judge four classes, give one set of reasons and answer one set of questions.
  • Senior exhibitors will judge four classes, give two sets of reasons and answer one set of questions. 
  • All vulvas and underlines will be considered sound.  Please note any differences and be prepared to talk them in oral reasons or answer questions about them.
  • Soundness is to be judged as is unless otherwise specified on contest day.
  • No talking at any time throughout the contest, except between the contestants and group leaders.  If you are caught talking one time, you will be warned.  The second time you are caught talking, your card will be taken away.  The third time you are caught talking, you will be asked to leave the contest and will receive a zero on all classes.  This rule is crucial for this contest to be fair for all contestants.
  • Ties will be broken first on reason scores, second by the number of perfect (50) scores received, and third by placing scores.

Photo Contest

  • All contestants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • The divisions will be as of January 1, 2018: Senior (17-21); Intermediate (13-16); Junior (9-12) and Novice (8 and under).
  • All photos MUST be the work of the contestant and must be taken by the contestant during the past year.
  • Each contestant may have a maximum of two entries.
  • All photos submitted for the contest must have an agriculture theme.
  • NEW: Photos must be submitted electronically by sending an email to photography@teampurebred.com. This will allow for the photos to be arranged and judged prior to arriving at the show. All photos will be printed by Team Purebred and displayed near the show office.
  • All entries are due by June 15, 2018.
  • Each exhibitor may submit both of their entries in the same email.
  • Each entry must be accompanied with the following information:
    • Exhibitor’s Name
    • Address, City, State, Zip
    • Date of Birth
    • Age Division as of January 1, 2017
  • Photo cannot be altered or image-enhanced.
  • The photos cannot have been presented for competition at a previous Team Purebred event.
  • All photos submitted become property of Team Purebred and may be printed in various publications including www.teampurebred.com

Swine Issues Contest

  • All contestants must be members of Team Purebred.
  • The Swine Issues contest is for senior members only and part of the overall sweepstakes for senior members.
  • Swine Issues contest will be held Wednesday, June 27 8:45 am-1:00 pm in the sheep barn area. Time slots will be assigned prior to arrival in Springfield.
  • Topics will be distributed to participants prior to the contest.
  • Participants will be allowed up to 5 minutes to prepare and the presentation should be from 3-5 minutes long.
  • Participants will be judged on delivery (30%), appearance & professionalism (30%), content (40%).

Sweepstakes Contest

  • Points will be contributed from the showmanship contest, judging contest, and skillathon (and swine issues for seniors) toward the Sweepstakes Awards. 
  • For these three (or four) contests points will be awarded as follows: 1st place – 100 points; 2nd – 95;  3rd – 90;  4th – 85;  5th – 80;  6th – 75;  7th – 70; 8th – 65;  9th – 60;  10th – 55 and 11th through Participation  receive 50 points. 
  • You must exhibit at least one Team Purebred hog to be eligible for Sweepstakes, however, your placing in the gilt or barrow show will not factor into your overall Sweepstakes placing. 
  • Ties will be broken as follows: skillathon score, judging contest score, showmanship placing.

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