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Federally Recognized Swine Eartags *updated 3/18/15

2014 Progeny Test Results

2015 NATIONAL BARROW SHOW
September 13-16, 2015 • Austin, Minnesota
Berkshire Hog College® Nominee Form (Word) | Berkshire Hog College® Nominee Form (PDF)
Schedule of Events | Entry Form | Junior Classic Information

2015 Summer Type Conference
June 23-27, 2015
• Springfield, Illinois
Show Order | Show Order with Placings | Sale Order | Photos | Sale Results

2015 World Pork Expo
June 1-6, 2015 • Des Moines, Iowa
Click here for Show Catalog | Show Results | Sale Catalog | Photos | Sale Results

2014 Sire EPD's available -
There are a total of 343 Sires in this summary. Click on the trait below to see the complete list sorted by that specific trait.
Top 10Alphabetical ListAverage Daily Gain10th Rib BackfatMinolta (color)Intramuscular FatpHTendernessCooking LossInstronJuicinessLoin Muscle AreaExcel spreadsheet - All TraitsSummary Terms


Spring 2015 Online Sales
We have an online sale scheduled with www.showpig.com for April 9th. The April sale will focus on Jan/Feb farrowed pigs. Of course pigs of all ages and semen are eligible as long as they have ABA pedigrees.

The entry fee is $25/lot, includes a photo ($35/lot for a video). A 10% buyers premium will be charge to the buyers. 10% commission will be taken out of the consignors check. Example – if an animal sells for $1,000, the buyer will pay $1,100 and the seller will receive $900. The difference will be split between the ABA and showpig.com. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

If you are interested in consigning, please click here to download and complete the entry form.

March 2015 ABA NewSletter
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Indiana Berkshire Association Scholarship
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Southwest Type Conference
Feb. 25 – 28, 2015
Judge: Justin Rogers
Click here to download Show Order
Click here to download Schedule and Rules
Click here to download Sale Order

View Sale Photos
View Sale Results

2014 Fall Classic
November 19-22 • Stephens County Fairgrounds, Duncan, Oklahoma
2014 Fall Classic Entries
2014 Berkshire Fall Classic Catalog
2014 Fall Classic Sale Catalog Photos
Sale Results

August ABA Newsletter
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NBS JUDGING CONTEST RESULTS
2014 4-HFFA NBS Judging Results
2014 JUCO NBS Judging Results
2014 University NBS Judging Results

Hog College Boar and Gilt
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National barrow show
September 6-10 • Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minn.
2014 SALE RESULTS2014 PHOTOS2014 SALE ORDER2014 SHOW CATALOG2014 Truckload Results2014 Truckload Carcass Results2014 ENTRIES

Summer Type Conference
June 25-28 in Springfield, IL
Sale Results | Sale Photos | Sale Order| Show Order| 2014 Entries

World pork Expo
June 2 - 7
2014 Sale Results| 2014 Sale Order | 2014 Sale Photos| 2014 Open Show Catalog with Placings

Southwest Type Conference
Feb. 27 – March 1
Sale Results | Sale Order and Photos

Biosecurity Letter from Breed Associations

Added Premiums at Houston and San Antonio
For the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Barrow Show, the American Berkshire Association (ABA) will award $100 in premiums to the highest placing Berkshire market barrows in each Berkshire weight class. In order to be eligible, Berkshire exhibitors MUST possess the ABA Certificate of Registry showing ownership by the exhibitor.

1. Non-placing barrows are not eligible for the additional premiums. The Certificate of Registry must be transferred to the new owner (date of sale, name and address must be printed on the bottom right side of the pedigree). Completing the back of the pedigree is not sufficient.
2. The exhibitor must present the ABA Certificate of Registry when requested by the individual representing ABA at the show. An information form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor or representative of the exhibitor before a premium can be mailed.
3. A designated representative of the ABA will be present at each show in order to verify the qualifications of each barrow and collect certificates.
4. The ABA reserves the right to collect a DNA sample on these animals. Premiums may be held until sire verification is complete.

Click here for the 2014 Membership Renewal & Questionairre

2013 Progeny Test Results

NEWSLETTERS
December 2013 Newsletter - Click here to download
August 2013 Newsletter - Click here to download

Litter Registrations are available online.
Please contact the ABA office to obtain a username and password – your old username and password is not automatically carried forward. In order to record litters online, we must have credit card information so please have this info available when you call (card number, expiration date, security code, name on the card and billing address – if it’s different from the address on your account). To do transfers, you can go to Forms (click on Producers at the top of your screen) and download a transfer form.
Online litter registration – Members Only
AI certificates – Boar Studs

Online Pedigree Search
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2013 Sire EPD's available -
There are a total of 326 Sires in this summary. Click on the trait below to see the complete list sorted by that specific trait.
Top 10Alphabetical ListAverage Daily Gain10th Rib BackfatMinolta (color)Intramuscular FatpHTendernessCooking LossInstronJuicinessLoin Muscle AreaExcel spreadsheet - All TraitsSummary Terms

2012 Sire EPD's available -
There are a total of 297 Sires in this summary. Click on the trait below to see the complete list sorted by that specific trait.
Top 10 Alphabetical ListAverage Daily Gain10th Rib BackfatMinolta (color)Intramuscular FatpHTendernessCooking LossInstronJuicinessLoin Muscle AreaExcel spreadsheet - All TraitsSummary Terms

AMERICAN BERKSHIRE ASSOCIATION POLICY ON INDIRECT COSTS
ADOPTED 1/1/15
It is the American Berkshire Association’s (ABA) policy not to pay indirect costs (aka, Facilities & Administrative costs) on any proposal requesting an award of any amount. The ABA does not pay government-approved overhead rates on grant projects. The following expenses are examples of charges the ABA considers institutional infrastructure costs and will not allow as direct costs in a project or research budget: office rent, grants and contracts office expenses, institutional and departmental administrative expenses, institutional and departmental information technology expenses, and accounting and legal services. In grant project proposals, necessary administrative costs related to the request can be built into the direct costs of the proposal, but the ABA will generally not accept institutional infrastructure costs to be included within the budget. The ABA reviews each budget individually for the appropriateness of the direct costs being requested.