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.

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Biosecurity Letter from Breed Associations

Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at Swine Exhibitions

National Barrow Show
Austin, MN • September 6-7
Entry Form
1. Each animal must be accompanied by TWO COPIES of an official interstate health certificate issued by a licensed, accredited veterinarian. Certificate must show name and address of consignor; consigned to NBS®, Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th Street SW, Austin, MN 55912; official identification of hog; and health status of hog, including dates and laboratory location of required tests and vaccinations. All swine must have individual health certificates and a duplicate of each certificate. Remember, only one hog per certificate. Include your vet’s cell phone number on health certificates.

2. All certificates must be issued on or after Aug. 11, 2014, with the following information:
A. All breeding swine (market barrows excluded) must be tested for Pseudorabies (PRV) and Brucellosis after Aug. 11, 2014, unless they come from a PRV-qualified and Brucellosis-validated herd. Swine tested for PRV and Brucellosis must show the date blood sample was drawn. Either the Elisa, PCFIA, ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable Elisa test will not be accepted. If the herd of origin is PRV qualified and Brucellosis validated, individual testing will not be required. In this case, the PRV qualification and Brucellosis validation numbers must appear on the certificate and complete date must be stated.
B. All breeding swine coming to the show MUST be vaccinated against Leptospirosis (6-way) including bratislava and erysipelas. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the health certificate. Market animals should not be vaccinated.
C. All health certificates must carry the following statements: Farm or origin of the swine has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months, has not had diagnosis or clinical signs of PEDv or TGE in the last 60 days, feeds no garbage, uses no PRV vaccine, and is not under quarantine for any disease condition; also that vesicular stomatitus has not been diagnosed within 10 miles of the farm of origin within the last 30 days.
D. All breeding stock being exhibited at the National Barrow Show must be tagged with an official, federally recognized, eartag. For more information on federally recognized eartags, click here.

3. A premises ID number is required on your health papers.

4. Market barrows are not required to be blood tested but must meet items 1 and 2.C.


American Royal
Kansas City, MO • October 24-26
Click here to enter - Deadline September 10

Louisville, KY • November 8-9

Arizona National
Phoenix, AZ • December 26-30
Click here for more details