Organization
a. The FJSC senior board will serve as the official record keepers.
b. Any grievances must be presented to a FJSC senior board member within 24 hours of the incident. The grievance must be in writing and accompanied by a $50 fee. The fee will be refunded ONLY if the grievance is approved.
a. All grievance letters may be sent to fljuniorswinecircuit@gmail.com
c. The end of the season circuit awards, location, and time will be determined and announced by the FJSC board.

Sanctioned Shows
a. The FJSC is responsible for the management of the sanctioned show series. All FJSC sanctioned shows must follow the FJSC rules and guidelines as closely as possible. A standardized entry form will be available on the FJSC website.
b. Shows must pay a $300 fee to become sanctioned.
c. All results from the show must be submitted to the FJSC secretary via email by Tuesday at 5:00pm following the conclusion of the show. If results are not submitted by then a $100.00 fine will be issued by the FJSC board.
d. All shows must abide by the following guidelines:
a. No more than 10 head per class- market, purebred, gilts and showmanship.
b. Each show must have showmanship.
c. Showmanship divisions will follow that of the NJSA- however, age will be as of September 1st of the current year.
i. Novice: 8 and under, Junior: 9-12, Intermediate: 13-16, and Senior: 17-21.
d. Each show must have 4 market divisions:
i. Select the top 3 in each division.
ii. In grand drive, a Top 5 Overall will be awarded.
e. Each show must have a market York, Duroc, and All Other Breed Purebred Division:
i. Select the top 3 in each division.
ii. In grand drive, a Top 5 Overall will be awarded.
**Any breed in the AOB division that maintains 6 head at every show will be shown as its own breed the following year**
A showman may use someone else’s hog for showmanship to accumulate points.
a. Once a hog is shown by one exhibitor, it may not be shown for point’s accumulation by another.
i. An exception will be made if an exhibitor has more than one hog in the same class.
ii. If you do not want to receive points for a pig, please clarify on the show entry form.
iii. All members must submit a declaration form no later than December 28, 2019 declaring what hogs are eligible for points. The declaration form must be submitted either by email or hard copy to the FJSC Secretary.
b. Any show that does not follow through with the FJSC guidelines will be removed from the circuit for the following year.
c. A judge can only judge one sanctioned show per show season.
d. There is no weight minimum, but we will be implementing a weight limit for each show. Please see below:
a. Deland 11/22-23 250lbs
b. LaBelle 12/7- 278lbs
c. Palmetto 12/13-14- 292lbs
d. Wauchula 12/20-21- 300lbs
e. Dade City 12/27-28 – 300lbs
f. St. Lucie 1/4/2020- 300lbs
g. Fanning Springs 1/11- 300lbs
h. Clay County 1/18- 300lbs

Awards
a. Awards will be solely dependent upon funding.
b. Awards will be provided for the following:
a. Overall exhibitor- prizes will be awarded to the top ten overall exhibitors in both Purebred and Crossbred Divisions
b. Showmanship- The top ten in each division (see “Sanctioned Shows” section d for age breakouts).

  1. In the event of a tie in showmanship we will consider the showman’s next highest placing in showmanship. If there is still a tie we will continue using the showman’s next highest placing within the showmanship division until the tie is broken.  If this is not able to resolve the tie, we will use the highest placing market score from each exhibitor (pure or cross) and the winner will be the exhibitor that has the higher year end score.

c. Overall exhibitor does and will not include showmanship points- these will be awarded separately.

All rules are subject to change if needed- discretion will be of the FJSC senior board.

Florida Junior Swine Circuit Gilt Shows
a. The FJSC is responsible for the management of the sanctioned show series. All FJSC sanctioned shows must follow the FJSC rules and guidelines as closely as possible. A standardized entry form will be available on the FJSC website.
b. Each show must have a York, Duroc, Crossbred, and All Other Purebred Division:
i. Select the top 3 in each division.
ii. In grand drive, a Top 5 Overall will be awarded.
c. Once a hog is shown by one exhibitor in either the FJSC gilt or market show, it may not be shown for point’s accumulation by another.
i. An exception will be made if an exhibitor has more than one hog in the same class.
ii. If you do not want to receive points for a pig, please clarify on the show entry form.
d. Any show that does not follow through with the FJSC guidelines will be removed from the circuit for the following year.
e. A judge can only judge one sanctioned show per show season.
f. For crossbreds there is no weight minimum, but we will be implementing a weight limit for each show. Please see below: Purebred gilts shown in the gilt show will be shown by age and must be born on or after June 1st and are not subject to the weight rule.
g. Purebred registration papers must be verified/provided to Kyle Mendes (kmendes_15@hotmail.com/209-556-7499) by December 9th in order to receive points AND awards from the shows. If any member falsifies Purebred verification, this will result in a one year suspension from showing at any FJSC sanctioned show.

FJSC Sanctioned Gilt Shows
Show Weight Gilt Show Date
DeLand-Clay Daugharty Classic 250LBS FJSC Gilt Show Friday 11/22/19
Palmetto-The Outlaw Jackpot 292 LBS FJSC Gilt Show Friday 12/13/19
Wauchula-The Buck Redding Showcase 300LBS FJSC Gilt Show Friday 12/20/19
Dade City-Swine in the City 300LBS FJSC Gilt Show Saturday 12/28/19

Class Points:
1. 1st= 10 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
2. 2nd= 9 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
3. 3rd= 8 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
4. 4th= 7 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
5. 5th= 6 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
6. 6th and below= 5 points

Breed Champion Points:
1. Breed Champion= 55 points
2. Reserve Breed Champion= 54 points
3. 3rd Overall within Breed= 53 pointsed= 53 points

    Membership

    a. Membership fees will be required for FJSC membership to be eligible for point accumulation.

    -Winter Series Fee – $30

    -Summer Series Fee – $20

    b. Membership fee is non-refundable.

    c. Points will not be accumulated until AFTER membership form and entry fee have been turned in.

    b. Members must be a full time legal Florida resident.
    c. Membership is open to Florida youth up to 21 years old as of September 1st of the current year.
    a. There is no minimum age requirement to become a member, parents are to use their best judgement. If the exhibitor has someone assisting them in the ring due to age, their points will not count.
    d. Out of state residents may show on the FJSC, but are not eligible for membership.
    e. Membership fee must be paid PRIOR TO the completion of the 5th show of the season to accumulate points.
    f. The FJSC senior board or sanctioned show coordinator discretion will be used for any judgement towards unsportsmanlike conduct. The FJSC highly encourages all exhibitors to be respectful in and out of the show ring.
    a. If the senior board/show coordinator witnesses any malicious behavior, the exhibitor will receive a warning letter to revoke FJSC good standing.
    b. The SECOND instance will result in accumulated point cancellation.

    Points System
    a. Showmen will accumulate points throughout the show season as follows:
    a. Exhibitors must attend at least 4 shows- the top 4 shows from the show season for each exhibitor will be taken into account for overall points.
    i. Points will not be accumulated until AFTER membership form and entry fee have been turned in.
    b. Points will be affiliated to the showman, not the hog.
    i. Points will only be counted for your highest points achieving hog for each show. If you show more than 1, the hogs that count towards your points, may very well change at each show.
    ii. Class Points:
    1. 1st= 10 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
    2. 2nd= 9 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
    3. 3rd= 8 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
    4. 4th= 7 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
    5. 5th= 6 x number of head in class (with max of 5 head)
    6. 6th and below= 5 points
    Example:
    7 head or over in a class: 1st place= 50 points
    5 head in a class: 1st place= 50 points
    4 head in a class: 1st= 40 points
    3 head in a class: 1st= 30 points
    • The below point breakdowns are the MAX POINTS an exhibitor can receive for the hog that day if they place in division or overall. This will not include class point accumulation.
    For example:
    If a hog is 2nd in class, reserve division and 5th overall, they will receive 61 points for the day.
    If a hog wins their class of 7 hogs and is left standing, they will receive 50 points for the day.
    If a hog wins their class, their division and is grand overall, they will receive 65 points for the day.
    iii. Division Points:
    1. Division Champion= 55 points
    2. Division Reserve= 54 points
    3. 3rd Overall Division= 53 points
    iv. Top 5 Overall Points:
    1. Grand= 65 points
    2. Reserve= 64 points
    3. 3rd Overall= 63 points
    4. 4th Overall= 62 points
    5. 5th Overall= 61 points
    v. Showmanship Points:
    1. Champion= 10 points
    2. Reserve= 9 points
    3. 3rd= 8 points
    4. 4th= 7 points
    5. 5th= 6 points
    6. Call back=3 points
    b. Purebred registration papers must be in the FJSC member’s name by December 14, 2019 at this time registration papers must be verified/provided by to the 3rd show of the season and submitted via email or hardcopy to the FJSC secretary in order to receive points AND awards from the shows. At any time during the 2019-2020 series the FJSC Board has the right to check registration through the NSR.
    a. Shows prior to Purebred verification will mail awards once registration papers have been provided.
    b. If any member falsifies Purebred verification, this will result in a one year suspension from showing at any FJSC sanctioned show.
    c. Showmanship points will not go towards the exhibitors overall point totals, they are in place to determine the top five for showmanship division.
    d. In the event of a tie, the FJSC senior board will use each exhibitor’s next best show as a tie breaker.
    a. If there is still a tie, we will utilize showmanship

    Gilt Show Point System
    a. Showmen will accumulate points throughout the show season as follows:
    b. Exhibitors must attend at least 3 shows- the top 3 shows from the show season for each exhibitor will be taken into account for overall points.
    c. Points will not be accumulated until AFTER membership form and entry fee have been turned in.
    d. Points will be affiliated to the showman, not the hog.
    e. Points will only be counted for your highest points achieving hog for each show. If you show more than 1, the hogs that count towards your points, may very well change at each show.
    f. At the end of the year banquet, an exhibitor can only have 1 hog in the Top 5 Overall; however they can still be recognized in the Top 3 of multiple breed categories.

    Top 5 Overall Points:
    1. Grand= 65 points
    2. Reserve= 64 points
    3. 3rd Overall= 63 points
    4. 4th Overall= 62 points
    5. 5th Overall= 61 points