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VIRTUAL SANCTIONED SHOW RULES

Show rules:

  • Exhibitors must be the IKHR Registered Owners and IKHR Registered Breeders in good standing.

  • All hogs one year of age and older must be registered in the IKHR herd book.

  • All hogs under one year of age are required to be litter notified with IKHR herd book number assigned.

  • All hogs must be double wattled to be entered and shown in Breeding, Specialty (except Pen of Pork) and Showmanship classes.  

 

  • Hogs with less than 2 wattles may be shown in Market and Pen of Pork classes but must be registered as IKHR Kunekune Pedigree Pork regardless of age.

  • All hogs must be identified with an ear tag or an ear notch.  Ear tags must be attached to the animal and easily visible in the video submission.  Ear notches must be properly placed and easily visible in the video submission.

  • Handlers must be IKHR Registered Breeders, registered IKHR Associates, IKHR Junior Members or members of the Exhibitor's immediate family.  Handlers are not required to own the hog(s) they exhibit.

  • Breeding Classes for Boars/Sows will be grouped by age as of the show date.

  • Market Classes will be grouped by declared weight.  Hogs must be less than 18 months of age.  Intact boars are not allowed.

  • Individual hogs may be entered in multiple classes but should not be entered in both Breeding and Market classes.

  • Showmanship Classes are grouped by handlers' age as of the show date.

  • IKHR is not responsible for mistakes made on entry forms.

  • Respect for the judge(s) and their decisions is expected.

  • Our goal is to contribute to a positive outlook on the breed so that we are seen as serious by swine/pork industry members.

 

Video Guidelines:

 

  • Videos must be between 60 and 90 seconds in duration and shot horizontal (i.e. rotate your phone to landscape mode).

  • Videos must not contain voices or comments.  No talking.

  • Videos must show all angles of the animal and not focus on the Handler except in the case of Showmanship classes.  Showmanship classes should include the Handler and capture their ability and demeanor.

  • Videos must be shot at the animal's height and show the animal walking toward and away from the camera as well as a profile of both sides.

  • Videographer can turn towards the animal but must not walk, follow or zoom the camera in and out.

  • Handlers must drive the animal using a hog stick, cane or hog whip.  Hog boards and baiting are not allowed. Keep your hog moving.

  • Handlers shall wear appropriate attire for "American style" exhibition.  This includes closed toe shoes or boots, long pants/jeans, button down shirt, polo shirt, or blouse.  Coats, jackets, sweaters, and vests are optional.  Shorts, tee shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts are not allowed.  Hats and belt buckles are acceptable.

  • No farm logos or names shall appear on attire, signs or banners.  IKHR/PROJECT/Pedigree Pork logos are acceptable.

 

  • Hogs shall be clean and presented as though they are in a live show.  

  • Find a separate area to show your hog.  They must not be on pasture or in a pen with other animals.

  • Do not alter or edit your raw video in any way.  Upload your video directly from the device on which it was recorded.

Finally, be competitive.  Present yourself and your animal(s) in a professional and sportsman-like manner.  Thank your judge(s) and congratulate your fellow competitors once the results are presented online.  And, don't forget to have fun!

 

Classes

 

All animals must be IKHR registered purebred Kunekune Hogs.

 

Boar Classes:

 

Junior Boar - under 6 months of age

Senior Boar -  6 months to under 1 year of age

Junior Yearling Boar - 1 year to under 18 months of age

Senior Yearling Boar - 18 months to under 2 years of age

Aged Boar - 2 years of age or older

 

Sow Classes:

 

Junior Sow - under 6 months of age

Senior Sow - 6 months to under 1 year of age

Junior Yearling Sow - 1 year to under 18 months of age

Senior Yearling Sow - 18 months to under 2 years of age

Aged Sow - 2 years of age or older

 

A Champion will be chosen from each class. 

 

The Grand Champion boar or sow will be chosen from the respective class Champions. 

 

The Reserve Grand Champion boar or sow will be chosen from the remaining boar or sow class Champions plus the second place animal from the class in which the Grand Champion competed.

The Supreme Grand Champion will be chosen from the Grand Champion Boar and Grand Champion Sow.

Market Classes:

Under 100lbs

100 to <150lbs

150 to <200 lbs

200 lbs and over

A Champion will be chosen from each class. The Grand Champion Market Hog will be chosen from the respective class Champions.

Market hogs must be less than 18 months old. Intact boars are not allowed.

***ALL Market Hog entries must be registered as Kunekune Pedigree Pork - regardless of age***

 

Specialty Classes:

 

Classic Head - ONLY the head is judged based on the Breed Standard for grazing characteristics. Any sex or age is allowed.

 

Get of Sire - group of hogs consisting of a boar and two of his offspring, male and/or female.

 

Produce of Dam - Group of hogs consisting of a sow and two (or more to be determined by show coordinators) of her offspring, male and/or female.

 

Sow with Piglets – sow is judged with her litter in the ring considering maternal characteristics, consistency in litter, and number of piglets accommodated, etc.

 

Pen of Pork - A group of three hogs are shown together in a pen and judged as a group for uniformity as a group, consistency of quality and size, owned by a single IKHR Registered Breeder. This group may consist of multiple prefixes or be the product of one IKHR Registered breeding program.

 

Color Class - Specialty class for animals who have been officially registered with a specific designation for color (High Percentage White, Tapeka Trait, Swallow Belly, ILF Blended Belly Band). Judging is for conformation only WITHOUT consideration of color. High Percentage White is predominantly white in color, without being all white or cream colored. Tapeka Trait has evidence of a belt. Swallow Belly is a ginger pig with a light/white underbelly. ILF B3 is a specific designation for a ginger/white banded pig.

Showmanship Classes:

 

Youth Showmanship - In this class only the handler -aged 13 and younger- is considered by the judge. Handlers will be judged on their ability to drive their hog exhibiting its best qualities to their judge, their understanding of show etiquette/manners, their knowledge of swine and the hog in their charge, among other things at the judge's discretion.

 

Showmanship - In this class only the handler is considered by the judge. Handlers will be judged on their ability to drive their hog exhibiting its best qualities to their judge, their understanding of show etiquette/manners, their knowledge of swine and the hog in their charge, among other things at the judge's discretion.

 

**Calculating Ages in Relation to Classes - Birth dates, as listed on the registration certificate, will be used in determining class divisions.  In order to calculate the class breaks, take the show date and count back to the birth date to determine the age class.

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