May 27, 2019
NSR Updates
Office Closed for Memorial Day
The NSR office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. We will continue with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28.
Lukas Ziegler joins the NSR Field Staff Department

The National Swine Registry welcomed Lukas Ziegler as the Northwest Territory Field Representative. In his new role, Lukas works cross-functionally with other field staff representatives and is responsible for membership in the Northwest portion of the United States. Lukas will assist membership through genetic consultation and selection, the general promotion of U.S. Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds and education about the NSR and its programs. Lukas is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he earned a degree in agricultural education with an emphasis on agriculture and extension leadership. While attending Texas Tech, he was a member of the wool and meat judging teams, and was also a key member of the 2015 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. Prior to working for NSR, Lukas managed the Small Ruminant Division at West Virginia University Research Farm in Morgantown, West Virginia, before serving as the Assistant Livestock Judging Coach at Clarendon College, in the Texas Panhandle.

Lukas first discovered his passion for agriculture on his family's cow-calf operation, located in Western Maryland. He is a former Junior
Fair Board Member at the Maryland State Fair and is still active in
working with junior livestock judging programs. In his
spare time, Lukas is a passionate Red Raider sports fan and enjoys
the outdoors through hunting and fishing.

The Exposition Open Show Requirements
Please get ear notch and registration numbers to the NSR office for all NSR Open Show purebred entries. Please complete the Online Crossbred Form for all Open Show crossbred boar and gilt entries. A documented stress test must be presented at check-in for crossbred boars. Stress status of boars will be listed in the show and sale catalog. This is not a requirement for crossbred gilts.
Updated Health Regulations for The Exposition
The Exposition is getting close! Make sure you have read and understand the updated health regulations. Click HERE to view the new health regulations. All CVIs for The Exposition can be issued by a veterinarian on or after Friday, May 24.
Delivering Hogs at The Exposition
The delivery of hogs will not be permitted at The Exposition this year. This means no drop off or pick up of hogs will be allowed on the Iowa State Fairgrounds or campgrounds. You must find an alternate location for the exchange of delivery hogs.
The Exposition Exhibitor Letters
The 2019 Exposition exhibitor letters have been emailed. Exhibitor letters are also available HERE for Open Show and HERE for Junior Show .
The Exposition Staff
The majority of NSR staff will be in Des Moines, Iowa, for The 2019 Exposition, from May 31 through June 9. Therefore, pedigree work may take longer than normal. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Volunteers Needed for The Exposition
The NJSA and Team Purebred need approximately 20 volunteers for The Exposition Livestock Judging Contest. If you are able and willing to volunteer on Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., please contact Nicole Chance, at
The Exposition General Information
Regularly check all NSR and NJSA social media platforms for helpful videos and updates regarding The Exposition.