Junior Swine Competition


2023 ONTARIO JUNIOR SWINE COMPETITION

QUIZ

Date: Thursday November 2, 2023

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: TBD

GROUP OF THREE

Date: Thursday November 2, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Lower East Annex Show Ring

CONFORMATION

Date: Friday November 3, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Lower East Annex Show Ring

SHOWMANSHIP

Date: Friday November 3, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Lower East Annex Show Ring

AUCTION

Date: Friday November 3, 2023

Registration for Buyers: 3:30pm

Auction: 4:30pm

Location: Lower East Annex Show Ring



2023 Junior Swine Show Committee

Chair: Gillian Greaves

1st Vice Chair: Justine Parkinson

2nd Vice Chair: Wouter Van Leeuwen

Past Chair: Rob Gribble

Secretary: Sarah Van Leeuwen

Treasurer: Michelle Gerrits

Justine Parkinson

Craig Hebert

Ron Douglas

Victoria Seip-Eisses
Martin Gerrits
Katie Sinclair
Sarah Van Leeuwen



Competition Information

Time of Arrival: Thursday November 2, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Weight-Off Start: Thursday November 2, 2023, 1:00 PM

All pigs entered in the competition will be processed at Conestoga Meat Packers. All auction bids are considered donations to the participants, and no meat will be provided to bidders in the transaction.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS:

    A. CONTESTANTS

    1. All youth residing in Ontario who are between the ages of 9 and 21 years of age, as of January 1, 2023, shall be eligible to participate in the 2023 Ontario Junior Swine Show. Hereafter, the above youth shall be referred to as contestants.
    2. A maximum of two market pigs may be exhibited in Class 5 or 6 at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Contestants are to feed and care for their own market pigs.

    B. ENTRY FEE AND DEADLINE

    1. There will be a $30.00 per contestant entry fee. Entry fee is payable upon entry and the e-transfer should be sent to royalojss@gmail.com
    2. All entries must be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/royalojss
    3. Entries must be received by September 17, 2023

    C. WEIGHING MARKET FEEDER PIGS OFF AT THE ROYAL

    1. All market pigs will be weighed and probed ultrasonically at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair beginning at 1:00 PM on Thursday Nov. 2, 2023. All market pigs must be on site by 1:00 PM. NOTE: THERE MUST BE A PERSON RESPONSIBLE TO RECEIVE THE CONTESTANTS PIGS AT THE RAWF AND BE ABLE TO BRING PIGS FOR WEIGHING. Market pigs may arrive on site at the Royal after 10:00 AM on November 2, 2023. Reservations must be made prior to the RAWF with the Swine Superintendent. It is not required that the contestant is present at weigh-off, but market pigs must be clearly identified upon presentation for weigh off by a representative for that contestant.
    2. In order to qualify for the show and sale, a market pig must:
      a. weigh between 115 – 130 kilograms upon weigh-off (NO EXCEPTIONS AT WEIGH-OFF)
      b. have a backfat thickness of 25 mm or less adjusted to 100 kilograms
      c. be physically sound and able to walk at time of weigh-off
    3. All barrow pigs will be in Class 5.
    4. All gilt pigs will be in Class 6
    5. Purebred Landrace market feeder pigs must identified at time of the weigh-off to be qualify for the John Knudsen Memorial Trophy.
    6. HEALTH: If in the opinion of the Committee, the health condition of a market pig is not desirable for the good of the show, the market pig will be disqualified. In addition to this, the pig cannot have visible abnormalities and must be able to walk into the ring.
    7. Use of any Paylean product will be strictly prohibited.
    8. BANNED SUBSTANCE TESTING: The use of all banned growth promoters substances in Canada are highly illegal and will not be tolerated. The OJSS Committee will be performing random tests on animals at time of weigh-off. Any samples testing positive for banned growth promoters will be identified and those animals will be immediately eliminated from the show. All costs of the positive tests will be borne by the participant. Also, the exhibitor will be barred from exhibiting any animals for a period of two years and will forfeit all prizes and prize money and in addition the exhibitor will lose their placing.

    D. SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING CLASSES

    1. Landrace market pigs must exhibit only the characteristics of the Landrace breed. This is only to qualify for the John Knudsen Memorial Trophy.
    2. For showmanship classes, each contestant must use one of the market pigs they are exhibiting in Class 5 or 6.
    3. All ages are as of January 1, 2023.
    4. Competitor must be present to enter market pigs in any class.
    5. As with all Youth Events at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 100% participation is expected.
    6. Any exhibitor(s) found to be under the influence of alcohol will be disqualified from the show.

    E. SALE OF MARKET FEEDER PIGS

    1. Market pigs that have placed in the top half of the show (up to 25 animals) will be sold at 5:00 PM, Friday November 3, 2023, in the Swine Ring, Lower East Annex.
    2. Each contestant is allowed a maximum of one market pig in the sale. Buyers will pay for market pigs on a live weight basis.
    3. A commission shall be charged on the top 25 market pigs sold at the auction. All other rules governing auction sales at the RAWF will apply. Refer to Auction Sales and Market Livestock Information at the front of the competition book.

    All pigs entered in the competition will be processed at Conestoga Meat Packers. All auction bids are considered donations to the participants, and no meat will be provided to bidders in the transaction.

    F. PRIZE MONEY

    (Depending on sponsorship money being made available)

    1. Individual Market pigs: The following schedule of prize money for the show will be paid on the basis of total points accumulated. The market pigs are scored on the basis of 60% for estimated lean yield (to three decimal points) and 40% for visual conformation. Maximum of two cash awards per contestant.

    1st2nd3rd - 10th11th - 20th21st - 40thAll Others
    $250$150$50$40$30$20

    Prize monies subject to change

    2. Group of Three Competition: (per team)

    1st2nd3rd4th5th
    $125$80$50$35$25

    Prize monies subject to change

    3. Showmanship: Each class will receive prize money as follows:

    1st2nd3rd4th5thAll Others
    $125$100$80$60$40$25

    Prize monies subject to change

    4. Barn Competition:

    1st2nd3rd4th5th6th - 30th
    $150$125$100$75$50$20

    Prize monies subject to change

    5. If any market pig upon slaughter is found to be a ridgling or hermaphrodite, all prize money and trophies shall be forfeited and the contestant shall receive payment on the basis of a ridgling carcass.


    Ontario Junior Swine

    Classes:

    1.

    Junior Swine Senior Showmanship

    16 to 21 years of age

    2.

    Junior Swine Junior Showmanship

    12 to 15 years of age

    3.

    Junior Swine Novice Showmanship

    9 to 11 years of age (plus first time contestants up to the age of 13)

    5.

    Conformation - Market Barrows

    This class will be split for judging.

    Purebreds are welcome but all market barrows will compete as market barrows.

    6.

    Conformation, Market Gilts

    This class will be split by weight for judging.

    Purebreds are welcome but all market gilts will compete as market gilts.

    7.

    Group Of Three

    Each team must have three (3) contestants each showing one (1) of thier own pigs. No exceptions.

    26.

    Barn Competition