April 27, 2020
NSR Updates
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 Friday, May 1, 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
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. 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 .
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 Open Show, we encourage you to submit those samples as soon as possible.
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 .
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.



Meal and Snack Time Lessons for Home-Based Learning Provided by National Pork Board
Engage your children at home with fun, educational activities that support healthy habits based on USDA MyPlate guidelines and encourage kids to explore sustainable practices in pork production. Children will discover how pork is a nutrient-rich protein choice for balanced meals in local and global cuisines. There are also ideas for making meal preparation a learning experience and building positive family mealtime. Plus, you’ll find easy-to-prepare recipes for families to enjoy. Click HERE for more information.
NJSA April Youth Spotlights
Let's meet the NJSA April Youth Spotlights! Kolton Kilmer and Reece Sandburg may be young NJSA members, but they are taking advantage of all the organization has to offer. Click HERE to learn more about them.
Kolton Kilmer, Indiana
Reece Sandburg, Oregon
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. 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 .