I figure that would get some people commenting
Ahh and the old NJSA, thats a great organization if you got thousands of dollars to blow or live 15 or 20 miles from one of the majors, but when they make you buy a expensive purebreed that you can't sell and even come close to recouping the initial cost let alone the feed, just to show a crossbred, ill say no thanks. My family has had a great time showing pigs for about 11 years now and went to kentucky a couple years in a row. We feel we get more bang for our buck doing prospect, county, regional, and state shows. For example, Winter Pig Classic, Perry Ga. 1200 pig show, bring what you want, ie purbred, cross, gilt, barrow, and just show " NO SALE ". The NJSA is designed for middle america, "Breeders Grandkids" not for the average family that lives 15 to 20 hours from the show, so they can have any rules they want. About 4 or 5 years ago in Florida you couldn't get sumo, heavy weight, or paylean products, had to drive to N. Fla. or GA., can't tell you how many feed mills and farms, told us to use new 100% corn oil, what about that, would that be considered garbage also?