March 23, 2020
NSR Updates
Important Announcement from the NSR
In the interest of public health, officials from Wayne County, Indiana, and the National Swine Registry have made the responsible decision to cancel the 2020 NSR Weanling Pig Extravaganza. Please know this decision was not made lightly and without consideration from our stakeholders. We understand this is an inconvenience, but the health and safety of NSR members, and the communities in which they reside is our top priority.
 
We understand that amid COVID-19, many of our members have had to cancel or restructure live pig sales. The NSR understands this is a stressful and difficult time and want to make this process as simple as possible. If you have submitted entries for the 2020 NSR Weanling Pig Extravaganza, the NSR will be issuing you a complete return. This return will be credited to your NSR account. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the NSR office at 765-463-3594. 
 
We know the constant changes regarding COVID-19 are difficult to navigate. Rest assured that NSR staff is working diligently to create contingency plans and is in constant communication with the necessary individuals regarding future NSR and NJSA events such as The Exposition, Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular. As of now, all remaining NSR and NJSA events are not affected. If any updates do arise, NSR and NJSA membership will be informed as soon as possible.
 
To stay informed, please visit nationalswine.com , NSR social media platforms, subscribe to the NSR e-blast list or contact the NSR office. 
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter.
NSR Sale Service
Amid regulations and protocols regarding COVID-19, many of our members have had to cancel or restructure live pig sales. The NSR understands this is a stressful and difficult time. If the NSR Field Staff can assist you with your newly planned online sales, please reach out to your Field Staff Representative. The NSR strives to help its members in any way that is possible. NSR Sale Service provides breeders with an NSR Field Staff representative to evaluate your offering and be an additional sale contact for potential buyers. Please note that this service is based off the availability of the NSR Field Staff and if travel regulations allow. If the NSR can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at 765-463-3594.
 
NSR Field Staff
Eastern Field Representative Clay Parrish: 765-421-1155
Northwest Field Representative Lukas Ziegler: 765-427-2356
Southwest Field Representative Mick Bellamy: 765-427-7741
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.



American Royal Seaboard Royal Scholars Scholarship Deadline
The Seaboard Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to advocate the food and fiber industry, leadership, and the American Royal. Seaboard Royal Scholars will travel to Kansas City, Missouri in September during the 120th American Royal to participate in School Tours, PRCA Rodeo, and other American Royal events.
In recognition of the outstanding achievements of the Seaboard Royal Scholars and their continuing advocacy of the food and fiber industry, the American Royal Association will award a $2,500 scholarship to each student selected as a member of the Seaboard Royal Scholars program. The application deadline is Friday, April 17. For more information and to apply, click HERE .