Duncan, the Heart of the Chisholm Trail, Welcomes the National Swine Registry's 2018 "Fall Classic"

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The NSR Fall Classic, comes to Duncan, Oklahoma on November 14-17

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NSR and NJSA’s supreme showcase event is coming soon to Duncan during the annual Fall Classic. The National Swine Registry (NSR) and National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) host 19 shows annually across the United States. In past years, members have marketed $3 million worth of seed stock 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 seed stock 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 seed stock 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 seed stock suppliers began to utilize more specific crossbreeding programs, this ultimately placed increased pressure on the seed stock 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. 14
8 a.m.: Earliest entries may arrive

Thursday, Nov. 15
9 a.m.: All entries must be in the barn
5 p.m.: Weanling Pig Sift

Friday, Nov. 16
Main Arena (Ring A)
7:30 a.m.: Yorkshire show followed by Landrace, Hampshire, Duroc, Crossbred Boar
Main Arena (Ring B)
8 a.m.: Berkshire show followed by Poland, Chester, Spot
5:30 p.m.:Selection of the champion

Saturday, Nov. 17
Main Arena (Ring A)
9 a.m.:Yorkshire sale followed by Landrace, Hampshire, Duroc, Crossbred Boar
Main Arena (Ring B)
9:30 a.m.: Berkshire sale followed by Poland, Chester, Spot

For further show and sale information, contact the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center 580-255-3231 or for visitor information, contact the Duncan Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitduncan.org.

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