Duncan, OK (PRWEB) November 17, 2015
Together the National Swine Registry (NSR) and National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) host 19 shows and events every year across the United States with The Fall Classic being their largest open show and sale. In the last year, members have marketed $3 million worth of seedstock at NSR shows and events.
The National Swine Registry formed in 1994 as a result of the consolidation of the American Yorkshire Club, the Hampshire Swine Registry and the United Duroc Swine Registry. In January 1998, the American Landrace Association joined the NSR. This consolidation effort allowed for increased efficiency in the services offered to purebred breeders through the elimination of duplicated resource allocation, and established a unified approach to the future development of programs and services for each of the four breeds.
The NSR's services include litter registrations, performance pedigrees, breed promotion and marketing assistance. As well, the NSR has created various educational materials, including a swine-judging video. The NSR is capable of meeting all genetic needs, including free genetic consultation, across-herd genetic evaluations, and a National Four-Breed Sire Summary. This National Sire Summary is published every six months and includes all trait leaders in each breed.
The four breeds comprising the NSR are making significant contributions to the overall profitability of the swine industry as Hampshires, Landrace, Durocs and Yorkshires represent 87 percent of the total purebred hog population in the United States. Each of the respective breed associations that comprise the National Swine Registry have a long and rich history that goes back to the 1800's. During the time when each association operated as a separate entity, the general oversight and development of each breed was governed individually.
In the earlier stages of the purebred seedstock industry in the U.S., breeders typically raised and sold one breed of hogs. Over time, these breeders began to take part in more than one organization, as the average seedstock supplier maintained several breeds on their farm to meet the demands of the U.S. commercial producer. As this trend increased throughout the 1970's and 1980's, an increase in the level of sophistication of commercial clients was also taking place. As the commercial clients of purebred seedstock suppliers began to utilize more specific crossbreeding programs, this ultimately placed increased pressure on the seedstock supplier, and ultimately, the needed services offered by breed organizations. The Fall Classic will have the best of the best of each of the breeds on display for show and for sale.
The NSR Fall Classic's schedule is Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.: Earliest entries may arrive for registration and check in. Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.: All entries must be in the barn and at 5 p.m. is the Weanling Pig Sift. Friday, Nov. 20 in the South Arena at 7:30 a.m. is the Duroc show followed by Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire, Crossbred Boar and in the Main Arena (Ring B) at 8 a.m is the Spot show followed by Poland, Chester White, Berkshire with 5:30 p.m. bringing the Selection of the Champion. Weanling Pig Prospects (Ring A) and Fabulous Female Sale to follow (All gilts selected will be sold in this sale.) At 6:45 p.m. is the Male Weanling Pig Sale (Ring B). On Saturday, Nov. 21,the Main Arena (Ring A) will have a 9 a.m.: Duroc sale followed by Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire, Crossbred Boar and in the Main Arena (Ring B) at 9:30 a.m. is a Spot sale followed by Poland, Chester White, Berkshire.
For further show and sale information contact National Swine Registry representative Brian Arnold at 765-427-1186 or for visitor information contact the Duncan Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitduncan.org.