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See below for projected classes:

MARKET HOGS - 
Barrows - should be classed by weight.  Depending upon how many entries you have, you can divide them into groups to show.  If there are enough entries, you can divide by age as well.

BREEDING SWINE - 

Boars -
*Junior Boar Pig - Under six months of age.
*Senior Boar Pig - Over six months of age, but not yet one year old.
*Junior Yearling Boar - Over one year old, but less than eighteen months.
*Senior Yearling Boar - At least eighteen months, but under two years old.
*Aged Boar - Boars over two years old.
*Junior Champion Boar - First prize winners of the senior and junior boar classes show for junior championship.
*Senior Champion Boar - First prize winners of the aged, senior yearling, and junior yearling classes show for senior championship.
*Grand Champion Boar - The senior champion shows against the junior champion for Grand Champion.
*Reserve Grand Champion Boar - Second place in the Grand Championship class.

Sows - 
*Junior Sow Pig - Under six months of age.
*Senior Sow Pig - Over six months of age, but not yet one year old.
*Junior Yearling Sow - Over one year old, but less than eighteen months.
*Senior Yearling Sow - At least eighteen months, but under two years of age.
*Aged Sow - Sows over two years old.
*Junior Champion Sow - First prize winners of the senior and junior sow classes show for junior championship.
*Senior Champion Sow - First prize winners of the aged, senior and junior yearling classes show for senior championship.
*Grand Champion Sow - The senior champion shows against the junior champion for Grand Champion.
*Reserve Grand Champion - Second place in the Grand Championship class.

BEST OF SHOW:  Winner of class consisting of Grand Champion Boar, Reserve Champion Boar, Grand Champion Sow, and Reserve Champion Sow - overall best in the show.

Old herd - bred and owned by exhibitor.
An old herd is composed of one boar and three sows.  In an old herd the individuals may belong individually in any of the aged, senior yearling or junior yearling classes.

Young Herd - bred and owned by exhibitor.
A young herd is a boar and three gilts, belonging in either or both the junior or senior pig classes.

Get of Sire - 
The Get of Sire group is composed of four animals, any age, of either or both sexes, the get of one boar.

Produce of Dam -
The Produce of Dam group consists of four individuals, any age, of either or both sexes, the produce of one dam.

Classic Head - Judging the head only.  Any age or sex (including castrated or spayed animals) can enter this class.

Sow with Litter - Lactating sows judged with consideration of their litters.

Fun Classes - anything that you can dream up.....costume, agility, etc.  Cyndi Berry will be keeping point records and coordinate year end awards.

Companion Animal Classes - Conformation of spayed or neutered pet Kunekunes pigs.  Cyndi Berry will be keeping point records and coordinate year end awards.

Note:  When judging conformation classes, it is appropriate (but not required) to walk the pens for initial judging.  Afterward, the pigs can be shown in a ring, moving, for the judges' examination.  Exhibitors will be required to wear white coats as is the custom in New Zealand and the UK and utilize a "bat" or stick and pig board for directing their pig.

*****Check back often for updated information on the Conference and Show********

*****PROPER ATTIRE*****
The acceptable attire for the show ring is long pants, any shirt (preferably white), muck boots or other comfortable shoes, and a lab coat.  Lab coats can be purchased at your local uniform store or online.  They may be embroidered with the AKBA logo, however, farm logos are prohibited.

AKBA Sanctioned Shows/Events

posted Nov 1, 2008, 5:11 PM by americankunekune@yahoo.com   [ updated Jan 28, 2014, 6:52 PM ]



Updated  July 2013

APPROVED SHOW JUDGES:

*Lori Enright - AKBA Founder
*Andy Case - BKKPS, AKBA Board of Advisors
*Maureen Case - BKKPS, AKBA Board of Advisors
*Prof. Steven Moeller - Ohio State University, AKBA Board of Advisors
*Al Christian - Iowa State University (Ret.), AKBA Board of Advisors
*Prof. Tim Safranski - University of Missouri, AKBA Board of Advisors









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