RULES FOR OFFICIAL AKKPS SHOWS


A.    SHOW SANCTION AND FEES
  • 1.     A sanction application shall be sent to the AKKPS Show Coordinator to be filed with AKKPS. 
  • 2.     Show host/secretary must be an AKKPS member in good standing unless application is made by local, county, or state fair official.  Sanction application shall include signature of show host/secretary and a statement that sanctioned shows must adhere to AKKPS rules.
  • 3.     The appropriate sanction fee and the application for sanction must be postmarked to the AKKPS Show Coordinator at least 60 days prior to the show date. This ensures that rosettes can be ordered and delivered to the show host/secretary prior to the show.  The sanction fee covers AKKPS rosettes for Champions.
  • 4.     All AKKPS Sanctioned Shows must be judged by a person licensed by AKKPS.
  • 5.     Boars and sows/gilts shall not compete against each other, but shall be considered as separate shows with a sanction fee required for each show.
  • 6.     Two or more sanctioned shows judged by two or more judges evaluating the same pigs at the same time is disallowed.
  • 7.     Show Cancellations:
    • a.     In the event that a show is cancelled after an AKKPS sanction has been approved by the AKKPS Show Coordinator and ribbons have been sent, but before the start of the show, the local show host/secretary must return the ribbons to the AKKPS Show Coordinator in order to receive a credit (no cash refund) for the sanction fees paid. This credit may be used in conjunction with a subsequent Application for AKKPS Sanction for a new or rescheduled show.
    • b.     In the event the show is cancelled after an AKKPS sanction has been approved by the AKKPS Show Coordinator but before ribbons have been sent, the local show host/secretary must notify the AKKPS Show Coordinator  of the cancellation in order to receive a credit (no cash refund) for the sanction fees paid.  This credit may be used in conjunction with a subsequent Application for AKKPS Sanction for a new or rescheduled show.
    • c.      In no case may a local show official transfer an approved sanction to another event not reflected on the approved sanction application (different dates or location). 

 

B.    SHOW OFFICALS & JUDGES
  • 1.     Show Host/Secretary Responsibilities:
    • a.     To have a copy of the AKKPS Show Rules available at all times during the show and follow said rules.
    • b.     Prior to pig being shown, check the following information on the original AKKPS registration certificate.
  • (1)   Each pig has been entered in the correct age class and division.
  • (2)   Is entered by its full correct name.
  • (3)   The tattoo, microchip, or eartag and registration number match those on the entry form.
  • (4)   Confirm ownership on registration.
2.      Judge Responsibilities :
  • a.     No person shall judge any pig in which he/she has an ownership or part ownership or which is owned by a member of his/her immediate family or household.
  • b.     Judge according to the AKKPS breed standard.
  • c.      Check the birth date on the registration certificate with the schedule of classes to see that the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion pigs were shown in the correct class.
  • d.     See that the tattoos or microchips or eartags are read on the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion and then verify the ID number on the pigs registration certificate.
  • e.     Verify that all information on the Report of Award is correct and complete.
3.     Exhibitor Responsibilities:
  • a.     It is the ultimate responsibility of the exhibitor that the exhibitor’s pig is entered and shown in the correct age class and division.
  • b.     Exhibitors shall not show any boar or sow in an AKKPS Sanctioned Show with the herdname(s) of the judge who is judging that show. This does not apply to Pet classes (Barrows and spayed Gilts) or unregistered classes.


C.    REGULATIONS FOR BOARS AND SOWS
  • 1.     An original AKKPS registration certificate is required for each pig entered, and the document must be presented to the show secretary before the pig is shown. Only AKKPS registered pigs may be shown in sanctioned classes.
  • 2.     Proof of ownership shall be the name on the registration certificate. 
  • 3.     Exhibitors may enter and show pigs not registered to them with the registered owner’s verbal or written consent.  Verbal consent between the owner and exhibitor is assumed by the exhibitor having the pig and the original registration certificate.  If the signature of the owner is required, the exhibitor may sign for the owner. Wins will be recorded in the name of the owner in all cases.
  • 4.     All pigs entered in the show must have either a legible tattoo, eartag, or embedded microchip recorded by AKKPS prior to being shown. All ID’s must be recorded on the registration certificate by the Registrar.  Any ID handwritten on the registration certificate is not acceptable. 
  • 5.     A pig may be judged in only one age class. Proof of date of birth shall be the birth date on the registration certificate.
  • 6.     The base date for computing the age of the pig shall be the day the pig is to be judged.
  • 7.     Health certificates may be required if specified on the entry form.  Show officials may deny entry if a pig does not appear in good health.
  • 8.     The following pigs are ineligible to be shown in sanctioned shows.
  • a.     If a Junior pig records the win, it cannot be shown again until the pig is eligible to be shown in the senior division.
  • b.     Any sow having received two wins, must give birth to at least one healthy litter in order to be shown again in the senior division.  Proof of this shall be the existence of an AKKPS recorded offspring.
  • c.      Any boar having received  two wins, must have sired at least one healthy litter in order to be shown again in the senior division. Proof of this shall be the existence of an AKKPS recorded offspring.
  • d.     Any pig having received 4 recorded wins will be considered a Permanent Grand Champion and are thus eligible to compete in the Master Champion classes.

 

D.   CLASSES AND AWARDS
  • 1.     Only AKKPS registered pigs shall be shown in the sanctioned classes.  Unregistered pigs must not be shown in the sanctioned show.
  • 2.     Junior division classes shall include all boars and sows under 12 months of age.
  • 3.     Senior division classes shall include all boars and sows over 12 months of age or older.
  • 4.     Entries may not be added to a class after the judging has started unless the show officials have given permission.
  • 5.     The judge shall make awards comparatively among all the pigs in the class, sequentially placed, starting with the first and placing as far down as required by the show secretary.
  • 6.     Local show hosts/secretaries have the option to split oversized classes any time before the start of the show based on age and not conflicting with any other show rule.
  • 7.     If the pig is not qualified to record the Champion win because it does not meet requirements set by AKKPS, it will still receive the AKKPS rosettes.

 

E.     SELECTION OF CHAMPIONS
  • 1.     Junior Champion shall be selected from the 1st place winners of the classes in the Junior division.
  • 2.     Reserve Junior Champion will be selected from the pig which stood 2nd to the Junior Champion in its individual class and the 1st place winners of the other Junior division classes.
  • 3.     Senior Champion shall be selected from all the 1st place winners of the classes in the Senior division.
  • 4.     Reserve Senior Champion shall be selected from the pig which stood 2nd to the Senior Champion in its individual class and the 1st place winners of the other Senior division classes
  • 5.     Grand Champion shall be selected between the Junior and Senior Champions.
  • 6.     Reserve Grand Champion shall be selected between the Junior or Senior Champion that has not been made Grand Champion and the pig which stood Reserve to the Grand Champion (either the Reserve Junior or the Reserve Senior).

 

F.     REQUIRMENTS FOR OFFICIAL WINS FOR BOARS AND SOWS
  • 1.     In a Sow show, if the Senior Champion is named Grand Champion there must be at least 10 sows in the show and at least 5 must be in the Senior division.  At least two senior age classes must be judged.  If the Junior Champion is named Grand Champion there must be at least 10 sows in the show and no requirement for the number in the senior division. At least two junior age classes must be judged.
  • 2.     In a Boar show, if the Senior Champion is named Grand Champion there must be at least 8 boars in the show and at least 4 must be in the Senior Division. At least two senior age classes must be judged.  If the Junior Champion is named Grand Champion there must be at least 8 boars in the show and no requirement for the number in the senior division. At least two junior age classes must be judged.
  • 3.     To record a win a pig must be permanently tattooed, have an embedded microchip, or have an eartag. All ID’s must match the Registrar Office’s preprinted number on the front of the registration certificate.  Tattoo and eartags must be legible.  It shall be the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide a compatible microchip scanner for the judge’s use if microchips are used for purpose of identification of the animal at the show.
  • 4.     Pigs must be entered and placed in the correct age class to record a win.
  • 5.     At least four exhibitors from four separate farms must be represented at any show for a Grand Champion to earn a win. 
  • 6.     The Reserve Grand Champion will record the win if:
  • a.     The pig named Grand Champion does not meet all AKKPS requirements for an official win.
  • b.     The pig named Reserve Grand Champion meets all AKKPS requirements for an official win.
  • c.      Only one win towards a Permanent Grand Champion may be earned as Reserve Grand Champion.

 

G.   REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMANENT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 1.     A boar or sow must have 4 champion wins under at least 2 different judges. One of the required 4 wins may be received as a Junior.  At least three of the required 4 wins must be received as a Senior.
  • 2.     Before a boar or sow may be recorded as a Permanent Grand Champion, he/she must have produced at least one healthy litter. Proof of this shall be the existence of an AKKPS registered offspring.

 

H.   REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER CHAMPION TITLE
  • 1.     The local show host has the option to include a Master Champion class at any sanctioned show.
    • a.     The Master Champion Challenge class must be selected on the Sanction Application submitted to AKKPS.
    • b.     The fee for an AKKPS sponsored Master Champion Challenge class shall be ____ and the application for sanction must be postmarked 60 days prior to the show.
  • 2.     The Master Champion Challenge class shall consist of at least two or more animals.  At least one animal must be a recorded PGCH.  The second animal may be the Grand Champion of the day or another recorded PGCH.   If the Grand Champion of the day who is not a recorded PGCH wins the Master Champion class the win will not be officially recorded.  If a PGCH wins the Master Champion class the win will be officially recorded. 
  • 3.     A Permanent Grand Champion boar or sow must win four Master Champion Challenge classes under at least two different judges to earn the title “Master Champion”.
  • 4.     An animal achieving the Master Champion title may no longer compete in sanctioned shows.                                                          

 

I.      REGULATIONS FOR BARROWS AND SPAYED GILTS (PET KUNES)
  • 1.     The application for sanction along with the appropriate fee must be postmarked at least 60 days prior to the show.  The fee covers the rosettes and is required if Pet Kunes are to record wins.
  • 2.     Pet Kunes are not eligible for Junior, Senior, or Grand Champion Competition.
  • 3.     The winner of the Pet Kune show shall be named “Champion Pet Kune”.   Pet Kunes do not have to be registered with AKKPS in order to be eligible for the Pet Kune show.
  • 4.     The Champion Pet Kune will record a win if:
    • a.     An original AKKPS “Pet” certificate is present at the time the Pet Kune is being shown.
    • b.     The tattoo, microchip, or eartag matches the preprinted ID number on the registration certificate.
    • c.      The pig was entered and placed in the correct age class.
    • d.     There were at least 3 pet Kunes of any age competing in the show. Both AKKPS registered and non-registered Pet Kunes are to count for this requirement.
  • 5.     If the Champion Pet Kune does not meet the requirements to record the win the Reserve Champion Pet Kune will record the win as long as requirements are met for recording wins.
  • 6.     If the pig is not qualified to record the Champion Pet Kune win because it does not meet requirements set by AKKPS, it will still receive the AKKPS rosette.

 

J.      REPORT OF AWARDS
  • 1.     The Report of Awards form shall be completed and signed by the show secretary and the judge before either person leaves the show grounds.  The show secretary shall mail the original copy to the Report of Awards Coordinator within 10 days of the date of judging.  The show secretary must also keep one copy of the report of award. 
  • 2.     No changes may be made on the Report of Awards after the AKKPS Report of Awards Coordinator receives it.  Records of wins will be taken from these reports. The show secretary and judge should use diligence to insure all information is correct.  If a Report of Awards is lost, information from the show secretary’s unaltered copy will be used.

 

*For simplicity purposes all intact breeding male Kunes are referred to as boars in these show rules, and all intact breeding female Kunes are referred to as sows in these show rules.

 


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