April 8, 2019
NSR Updates
2019 World Pork Expo Entry Deadline
The entry deadline for the 2019 World Pork Expo is Thursday, April 11. Late entries will not be accepted. Please enter early to avoid a high volume of entries slowing the processing system down. Remember, the NSR office closes at 4 p.m. EST. If you have WPX questions, you must contact the NSR office prior to 4 p.m. EST. To enter online, click HERE.
Spring has Sprung!
It's time to breakout the shorts and t-shirts! You can shop NSR and NJSA spring styles at The Pig Place.
Chance joins NSR staff
The National Swine Registry welcomed Nicole Chance to the team on Monday, April 8. Nicole will serve as the organization's Director of Education and Outreach.

Nicole attended the University of Illinois where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and minor in animal science. During her time at Illinois, she was a member of the livestock judging team, Illini Hoof n’ Horn, 4-H House Cooperative Sorority and Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. Before the NSR, Nicole interned for WYXY Classic 99.1, Illinois College of ACES, National Pork Board, Land O’ Lakes and was a Sales Trainee for AgReliant Genetics following graduation.

Growing up on a diversified grain farm and farrow-to-finish hog operation in Lebanon, Indiana has always given her a deep respect and passion for the swine industry. Nicole hopes to use this passion to discover unique and impactful ways to connect young seedstock producers with industry leaders that offer hands-on learning experience, knowledge and mentorship ultimately leading to careers in leadership within the swine industry.
Evaluating Breed Composition Using Genomic Data
If you missed Dr. Doug Newcom's informational presentation, at the 2019 Annual Meeting, regarding DNA policies and procedures you can now view it online HERE.
Seedstock EDGE Media
Seedstock EDGE Photography Contest
Do you have a knack for livestock photography? The 2019 Seedstock EDGE Photography Contest is now open! The winning image will be featured on the cover of the June Issue of the Seedstock EDGE magazine. The entry deadline is Friday, April 26.

Contest Criteria
  • Unlimited number of entries
  • High resolution (300 ppi) photo(s) only
  • Photo(s) must be of Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace or Yorkshire pigs
  • Individual submitting the photo(s) must have taken the photo(s)
  • No watermarked photo(s) will be allowed
  • Each entry must include the photographer's name and state
  • Email entries to Cassie Godwin, at cassie@nationalswine.com
The Seedstock EDGE Media staff has finished up the April/May issue of the Seedstock EDGE magazine. Be looking for a copy in your mailbox soon! Want to subscribe for the magazine? Click HERE.

The advertising deadline for the June issue of the Seedstock EDGE magazine is April 24.
Pedigree Department

REMINDER: Provisional litter recordings must be registered via the Litter Recording Application, which can be downloaded HERE .  Online or over-the-phone litter recordings will not be accepted. 
  • A.I. Certificate requests from the boar owner will need to be emailed to the NSR office.
  • All transfers from these litters will need to be emailed to the NSR office, no over-the-phone transfers will be accepted.