July 8, 2019
NSR Updates
NJSS and STC Wrap Up
We had a great week at the 2019 National Junior Summer Spectacular and Summer Type Conference! The Junior Show had 582 exhibitors from 23 states and 888 pigs.

NJSS and STC show and sale highlights are on nationalswine.com. Full show, sale and contest results will be available later this week. To watch all NSR and NJSA shows, visit Walton Webcasting. All ring shots from NSR and NJSA shows were taken by Seedstock EDGE Media and can be purchased on SmugMug this week.
Wold Record-Sellers at STC
Norman Brothers and Son, Illinois, topped the Duroc Sale, and set a new world record, with their class-winning Duroc boar. This son of HRFD7 GRUS Forefront is now owned by Upper Hand Genetics , Tres Amigos Showpigs and Doc Fischer, Indiana, for $210,000.

Landry Rodibaugh, Indiana, set a new world record with his NJSS Champion Landrace Gilt and Fifth Overall Purebred Gilt. This gilt is out of KOLT7 Overtime 1-2 and was raised by Knauth Showpigs , Illinois. She sold to Wintex Farms , Texas, for $20,000.
Volunteer Thank You
Thank you to all NJSS contest volunteers! At the NSR, we strongly believe in providing our members with educational opportunities. Without you, these learning opportunities wouldn't be possible. We appreciate the cooperation from all of our show families and volunteers in making this another successful NJSS! 
Crossbred Certification Program
During the National Swine Registry Executive Committee Meeting in March 2019, two innovative and exciting services were proposed and approved. Effective July 1, 2019, the NSR will offer crossbred boar DNA banking and crossbred litter recording services to its members. These services will be completely voluntary and are an opportunity to provide NSR members with increasingly high demand resources. Additionally, these services are an integral part of the NSR’s Long Range Strategic Plan. For more information on these services, click HERE .
Pork Checkoff Seeks 2019 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team
The National Pork Board is seeking applicants for the 2019 student social forces team. The application deadline is Monday, July 8. The social forces team will advocate for pig farming through social media usage. Selected applicants who successfully complete all outlined milestones will be eligible for a $500 scholarship. For more information, click HERE.