Being Apart of Something Bigger

In In The Yards, Livestock Shows, NWSS Livestock Blog by Clancy Anderson

The National Western Swine Show would not be possible without the help of many volunteers and organizations who play a role in this great industry. 

As being an affiliate show with the National Swine Registry (NSR), there are certain rules exhibitors must follow in order to exhibit at the National Western, one of which is having a valid pedigree for purebreds that meets the breed requirements. 

Ellen Knauth is the Director of Junior Shows for the NSR and has held this title since 2014. While at the National Western, Knauth helps check in exhibitors and their animals and assists with results from the show, as well as many other things. 

In addition to the breeds represented by the NSR, Team Purebred is also represented in Denver. Breeds for the NSR include: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire. Breeds represented by Team Purebred include: Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, and Spotted Swine.

Team Purebred also has a representative at the NWSS who assists with activities in conjunction with the NSR.

“It’s a pleasure to be here and for the National Western to let Team Purebred be apart of this. We appreciate the opportunity to be here with our  breeds,” said Jeff Morris, Director of Field Services for Certified Pedigreed Swine.