April 13, 2020
NSR Updates
Important Information Regarding The 2020 Exposition Entry Form Process
The National Swine Registry understands these are unprecedented times. As a result, please carefully read these points carefully to best navigate the entry process for The 2020 Exposition .
 
If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, your entries will be refunded. Entries will not be refunded for any other reasons.

You will not receive a confirmation email once you enter. The payment page serves as your confirmation. When your payment is processed, you have successfully entered. Please print or screenshot the payment confirmation page for your records. Entries are not considered valid until payment is received.

In a typical year, the NSR receives 6,000+ entries for The Exposition. Given the volume of entries, please be patient as staff work through processing these entries. If you have your confirmation page, you have entered. If you have questions regarding the status of your entries, please wait to contact staff until Monday, April 20.

Due to Indiana's "shelter in place" order, the NSR will have limited staff in the office. If you have questions regarding entries, please email first, then try to call if you still have questions. The majority of information regarding entries and show rules and regulations can be found at https://nationalswine.com/events/events-main.php

If you need assistance regarding your entries please utilize the following information:

Junior Show Entries
Brynn Roy- brynn@nationalswine.com EXT. 109
Nicole Hall- nicole@nationalswine.com EXT- 122
 
Open Show Entries
Lisa Kennedy- lisa@nationalswine.com EXT 105 or Whitney Hendricks- whitneyh@nationalswine.com EXT 112

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO ENTER!!!- For the most effective and positive experience entering, do not wait until the last minute. Much like ordering event or concert tickets, the system can only process a certain number of entries at a time. Be proactive and enter early.

NSR does not intend to extend the entry deadline beyond Thursday, April 16. This is primarily due to the need to capture numbers for event planning purposes and ensure the facility can handle the volume of entries. NSR will work with exhibitors to try and accommodate all entry needs.
 
We hope these recommendations assist you in the entry process. If you have questions, please visit nationalswine.com or call 765-463-3594.
The 2020 Exposition Entry Deadline
The 2020 Exposition will be held June 7-13, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Entries are now open. The entry deadline is Thursday, April 16. To enter online, click HERE.
Important Announcement from the NSR
In response to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s “shelter in place” executive order and directive, the National Swine Registry will be operating with limited staff and providing only critical in-office services. Our priority is the safety of our staff and being responsible neighbors, while also maintaining essential business functions. This new format will be followed beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until Monday, April 20, 2020. Below is a list of our recommendations during this time period:

  1. Staff will be working remotely. If you have an urgent need, please email first then try to call. Email will be the most effective way to track and record necessary work. We will be as responsive as possible during this time period.
  2. Pedigree information and work should be completed either through online registration or emailed to the appropriate breed secretary. Work orders and requests should be done online as much as possible. Please visit nationalswine.com for more information. We will do our best to have timely turnarounds, but please plan accordingly and expect delays in receiving work.
  3. If you have accounting needs, please utilize the online bill payment option or correspond via email when possible. While we do not anticipate disruptions in financial processes, please be patient as we work through this changing situation.
  4. If you have DNA testing needs, please mail them to the office as soon as possible. We do anticipate delays with business disruptions from our labs, so the more proactive members can be the better.

Additionally, NSR staff are still working and planning for our summer events including The Exposition, National Junior Summer Spectacular and Summer Type Conference. Please stay up to date on any changes or updates via our website, social media platforms, or e-blast. In the event something changes with these events, we will inform you as soon as possible and establish entry return policies.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unprecedented times. Our goal is to still provide the best customer service possible to our members while also protecting the health and safety of our staff and their families.
Should you have questions please do not hesitate to reach me directly either via email or by cell.
Regards,
Clay Zwilling
Chief Executive Officer
National Swine Registry
Update Regarding NSR DNA Samples
The NSR is currently able to to complete the testing of DNA samples. However, due the current "shelter in place" directive, there are delays. If you will need DNA results completed for The Exposition, we encourage you to submit those samples as soon as possible.
NSR Executive Committee and Breed Board Directors

2020 NSR Executive Committee
Chairman: Brett Beyers, Ill.
Vice Chairman: Steve Cobb, Ark.
Kyle Baade, Neb.
Dan Burzlaff, Iowa
Justin Rodibaugh, Ind.
Mike Watson, Ind.
Lynsee Pullen, Ind.
Ben Olsen, S.D.
Dr. Kevin Sharrett, Ohio
Don R. Smith, Ohio

Duroc Board of Directors
President: Doug Albright, Mich.
Vice President: Jayson Butts, Wis.
Don R. Smith, Ohio
Darrell Drake, Ind.
Chad Hill, Texas
Justin Rodibaugh, Ind.
Blane Olson, Ill.

Hampshire Board of Directors
President: Mark Peter, Ill.
Vice President: Kyle Baade, Neb.
Mike Watson, Ind.
Steve Earnhart, Ind.
Mike Day, Okla.
Shon Grimm, Iowa
H.L. Gibson, Ohio

Landrace Board of Directors
President: Jonas McGrew, Ill.
Vice President: Mark Korb, Ohio
Sam Malcolm, Ind.
Russell Pedrett, Calif.
Freddie Grohmann, Ill.
Kyle Knauth, Ill.
Kyle Crowder, Ind.

Yorkshire Board of Directors
President: Steve Cobb, Ark.
Vice President: Kevin Ricker, Ohio
Broc Thompson, Ohio
Ben Olsen, S.D.
Chad Martin, Ind.
Colton Blehm, Okla.
Jared Frueh, Ill.
Nicole Hall Celebrates One Year with the NSR
The NSR would like to congratulate Nicole Hall on being with the NSR for one year. Nicole serves as the organization's Director of Education and Outreach. Nicole is responsible for creating educational content for NSR and NJSA members, as well as organizing all NJSA educational contests and leadership conferences. We greatly appreciate everything Nicole does for this organization and its members. To congratulate Nicole on this career accomplishment, contact her at nicole@nationalswine.com .
The Maschhoffs Pork Production Scholarship
Each year The Maschhoffs awards up to five $1,000 scholarships to college students who are focusing on a career in the commercial swine industry. The application deadline is Friday, May 1. For more information and to apply, click HERE .
NSR is Seeking Director of Junior Shows Position
The Director of Junior Shows works cross-functionally with the Director of Education and Outreach and reports to the Vice President of Operations. This role is responsible for, but not limited to, operating the shows and events of the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). This position plays an integral role in facilitating and developing the NJSA shows and events and will support the efforts of the Events and Education Department. This full-time position is located at the NSR office in West Lafayette, Indiana. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15. For a full job description, click HERE . For additional questions and to apply, contact NSR V.P. of Operations Ellen Knauth at ellen@nationalswine.com .
Information Regarding Ractopamine Effects
The NSR is striving to be proactive and keep membership informed on information regarding Ractopamine. Please stay tuned for new information and resources each week.



Marketing & Communications
June Seedstock EDGE Advertising Deadline
The NSR Marketing and Communications Department is working on the 2020 June Youth Issue of the Seedstock EDGE magazine. This issue is mailed to every NJSA member and will be at The 2020 Exposition. The deadline to reserve an ad is Tuesday, April 21. For ad rates and specifications, click HERE . To reserve an ad, contact NSR Creative Design Coordinator DeShea Wallace at deshea@nationalswine.com or NSR Digital Content Manager and Editor Cassie Godwin at cassie@nationalswine.com .