March 15, 2021


To champion the social media platforms for Certified Pedigreed Swine (CPS). Learn new skills and strengthen your marketing and communication skills. The sole purpose will be to boost CPS marketing efforts through posts, interviews, photographs, and contacts on multiple social media platforms.


  • High School graduate pursuing a degree
  • Availability required at The Recovery and Summer Type Conference with additional opportunities at The Exposition, NSR Summer Type Conference, National Barrow Show®, American Royal, NAILE and Arizona National.
  • A self-starter who can work independently
  • Excel in the understanding and use of multiple social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and the CPS website
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail

Major Responsibilities:

  • Champion the social media platforms for CPS
  • Work closely with Team Purebred Director of Junior Activities highlighting Team Purebred events and participants
  • Post pre-event, during event and post event results and highlights
  • Interviews, posts, highlights at assigned events
  • Hired by, and report to, CPS CEO Brian Anderson and designated Intern Committee
  • Guidance prior to the event on expectations and timely post-event evaluation on effectiveness and performance
  • Promote CPS, Team Purebred and yourself in a professional manner at all times and follow the code of conduct presented to you when selected


  • $2,000 scholarship at the completion of duties
  • Motel and travel allowance
  • Stipend for each show payable at completion of each show

Submit resume and cover letter to the following address by April 1, 2021.

Certified Pedigreed Swine Association
c/o Brian Anderson
612 W Glen
Peoria, IL 61614

August 26, 2020


August 24, 2020


Certified Pedigreed Swine is looking to fill a clerical position with employment beginning September 8, or sooner. Office duties include, but are not limited to, pedigree registration and processing, mailings, answering the phone, and filing. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., five days per week. This is a fast-paced office environment but one that is friendly, team-oriented and casual dress is allowed. Job training will be available and pay is an hourly rate, with no extra benefits available at this time. The hourly salary is very competitive with other businesses in the area. Applicants should forward their resume and three (3) letters of reference to Jack Wall at Contact Mr. Wall if you have any questions.

July 28, 2020


After a unanimous vote, the CPS Board of Directors is pleased to announce Brian Anderson as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer/Editor of Certified Pedigreed Swine effective August 17, 2020.

“I know that this is a position for someone who is secure in their knowledge of the swine industry, has their finger on the pulse of breeding and producing, and is an advocate for the value of purebreds,” stated Brian.

A well-known visionary leader and motivator, Brian Anderson joins the CPS with a lifetime of experience and knowledge in the agriculture industry. After graduating with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science Production from Kansas State University, Brian has used his knowledge to build a network of connections as an educator, evaluator, and advocate of the swine industry. His professional experience has included serving as the Southwest Field Representative for the National Swine Registry, West Lafayette, Indiana; Livestock Judging Team Coach/Recruiter/Instructor for Fort Scott Community College and Coffeyville Community College; American Royal Association Livestock Show Manager; Show Circuit Online Swine Sales Representative; and most recently Agricultural Instructor/FFA Advisor for the Caney Valley Unified School District. He has received national recognition for evaluating livestock shows and coaching competitive livestock judging teams and has been a mentor for many.

Combined with the years of leadership, passion for the swine industry, and show pig industry knowledge, Brian is well-known and well-respected. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two boys, Andrew and Brenden, and two girls, Lily and Nora. Brian is looking forward to this new opportunity of moving the swine industry forward.

CPS Board of Directors
Greg Norman, Illinois – President
Jerry Masters, Arkansas – Vice President
Dale Miller, Minnesota – At Large
Grant Norman, Illinois
Thomas Titus, Illinois
Roy Flach, Illinois
Brian Behrends, Illinois
Raymond Rice, Oklahoma
Greg Hartman, Oklahoma


Friday, June 26, 2020

2020 has certainly been a trying and challenging year. COVID-19 has forced us all to be more flexible, patient and understanding. Similarly, making decisions based on the best interests of our membership is equally as challenging. We have made our best efforts to keep information as timely and transparent as possible. Moreover, we actively seek the most timely and accurate information before making decisions. Given the current status of events and guidelines from local, state and national officials, and information we have acquired over the last few weeks, the CPS and other national breed associations are working diligently with the Indiana Purebred Swine Breeders on an August event for boars and gilts targeted for late summer exhibition and sale. We greatly appreciate the Indiana Purebred Swine Breeders proactive and innovative approach to developing solutions.
We have received approval from the Indiana State Fairgrounds and state and local government officials to host this event August 20-23, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Midwestern Open Show and Sale will be a stand-alone event that will include all purebred breeds and crossbred swine.
Here is some critical information:

  1. Judges and schedule will remain consistent with originally proposed Indiana State Fair.
  2. This show’s focus is to allow breeders and youth the opportunity to merchandise their breeding stock during the traditional times of Midwest state fairs. Details regarding requirements and entries will be available in the coming days on
  3. As we all have learned over the last several months, plans change. Please keep up to date on this event and others through CPS’s communication platforms.

We look forward to seeing you August 20-23, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana, for The Midwestern.

We know changes being made around COVID-19 are challenging for everyone, however, we believe that we can provide a safe and enjoyable platform to exhibit and market these swine. Please stay up to date on our communication platforms and look for more information soon.
In closing, we all must be flexible and adaptable during these difficult times. Please be patient with others as organizations and individuals work diligently to find the best solutions and opportunities for youth exhibitors and breeders.

Jack Wall


June 11, 2020


After 41 years of working with the purebred swine business, Jack Wall has announced his retirement as CEO of Certified Pedigreed Swine, effective December 31, 2020. We will be forever indebted to Jack for his vision and commitment to the purebred industry. Jack’s leadership and loyalty to the industry and its’ members have propelled us to our present position today. His innovation and dedication have been tremendous, moving the purebred industry forward, keeping us ahead of our competitors nationwide. His willingness to put in extra time and effort to meet the challenges of this industry has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that we have come to depend on. In addition to his incredible competence, he has been a faithful friend to all, bringing enthusiasm, instilling unity, and giving support to every part of the breed association.

We wish Jack the very best in a new chapter of his life. We know that the purebred industry will forever have a special place in his heart. We thank Jack for the time and service he has given to the purebred swine industry.

CPS Board of Directors

Greg Norman, Illinois – President
Jerry Masters, Arkansas – Vice President
Dale Miller, Minnesota – At Large
Grant Norman, Illinois
Thomas Titus, Illinois
Roy Flach, Illinois
Brian Behrends, Illinois
Raymond Rice, Oklahoma
Greg Hartman, Oklahoma

To view the official document, please click here.



CEO of Certified Pedigreed Swine

TITLE OF POSITION: Chief Executive Officer/Editor

CEO for Certified Pedigreed Swine which includes Chester White, Hereford, Poland China, and Spotted Swine and Editor of Breeders Digest, the Association’s Official Breed Publication Headquartered in the CPS Office, Peoria, Illinois

Bachelor’s Degree in an agriculture field and experience in the purebred swine and/or other livestock sectors. This position requires knowledge of, and ability to use, social media and other various forms of communication to all segments of the pork industry including board members, senior and junior members of each breed association, employees, and allied industry as well as support personnel in verbal, printed and electronic formats. The CEO must also be able to convey the goals of the association to those outside agriculture, including members of the press. Candidate must be able to delegate tasks to office staff to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner. The position requires basic knowledge of accounting procedures and business practices, a working knowledge of grammar and editing as well as magazine-production skills. Experience in association management is highly beneficial.

To serve as the Chief Executive Officer and official representative of CPS. This position is responsible to the CPS President, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors for conducting the affairs of all member breed associations. The CEO facilitates the CPS’s formulation of the Association’s mission, goals and related policies. At the Board’s directive, the CEO develops and coordinates programs to the benefit of the Association’s membership. The CEO will ensure that all parties follow the CPS’s and each individual breed’s bylaws. The position will also provide communication to the officers, board of directors, and members on the status and results of Association programs. The CEO will work closely with the Team Purebred Board of Directors and Team Purebred Director of Junior Activities. The CEO will serve on their Board, in an advisory capacity. The CEO will serve as editor of Breeders Digest requiring basic communications skills, a working knowledge of editing and grammar, basic magazine-production skills and basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Word or Apple (Mac) Pages. The CEO/Editor will work closely with Breeders Digest Managing Editor and other magazine staff.

Commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Jerry Masters, CEO Search Committee Chairman, 579 Buck Mountain Road, Dover, AR 72837 or e-mail information to

Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2020.

To view the official job description, please click here.