Columbia, Mo.—Missouri junior swine exhibitors traveled to jackpot shows throughout the summer competing for points in the MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit. Points for the circuit could be earned from six of eight shows held across Missouri between the months of June and July. An awards presentation was conducted to conclude the program Wednesday, August 11 at the Pork Place on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.
Winners, by town, are:
Kalli Parrish – Edina– 6th Crossbred Gilt, 2nd Spotted Gilt, 8th Overall Gilt,
Karsen Parrish – Edina – High Points Crossbred Gilt, High Points Spotted Gilt, 2nd Overall Gilt, 1st Junior Showmanship
Renee Conklin – Edina – High Points Chester White Gilt, 4th Crossbred Gilt
Ryan Rounsavall – Hallsville – High Points Duroc Gilt, 7th Overall Gilt
Ally Troesser – Laddonia –Hight Point Chester White Barrow, 5th Duroc Barrow
Calling Jennings – Laddonia – 2nd Poland China Gilt
Taylor Cope– Martinsburg – 3rd Crossbred Barrow, 6th Overall Barrow, 5th Yorkshire Barrow, 2nd Senior Showmanship
Corbin Blessings – Memphis – 2nd Berkshire Barrow, 5th Berkshire Gilt, 3rd Poland China Gilt,
Morgan Blessing – Memphis – 4th Hampshire Gilt
Chase Kendrick – Mexico – 5th Spotted Barrow, 5th Hampshire Barrow
Riley Rowe – New Cambria – 5th Berkshire Barrow, 4th Duroc Barrow
Carlee Long – Paris – 1st Senior Showmanship, 3rd Chester
White Gilt, 6th Crossbred Barrow, 4th OPB Gilt, 5th Yorkshire Gilt,
Baylee Wade – Paris – 5th OPB Barrow
Bryce Wade – Paris – 4th Hampshire Barrow
Mkayla Werkmeister – Troy – 5th Hampshire Gilt
Annie Robinson – Wellsville – 4th Senior Showmanship, 3rd Yorkshire Gilt
Carly Henderson – Wellsville – High Points Berkshire Gilt, 4th Overall Gilt, 2nd Chester White Gilt, 3rd Spotted Barrow, 3rd Spotted Gilt
Tate Mikus – Wright City – 5th Junior Showmanship
Ty Mikus- Wright City– 2nd Herford Barrow
For complete results, visit https://www.mopork.com/youth/mpa-youth-show-pig-circuit/.
Funds were raised through advertising in the official pocket guide and benefit auctions. Thank you to all our Breeders and our many advertisers including Passion for Pigs Veterinary Service, FCS Financial, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Jim’s Motors, Mid Missouri Feed, and the Missouri State Fair Foundation.
This year, 170 members participated in the program, accumulating points from several shows held across Missouri. Points could be earned in each of the following breeds for both market barrows and breeding gilts: Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Poland China, Spotted, Yorkshire, OPB and Crossbred. Points were also earned for members who participated in one of four Showmanship divisions.
The MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit is designed to provide junior swine exhibitors the opportunity to develop their citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship skills and to reward Missouri youth for their participation and hard work put toward exhibiting swine projects statewide. For more information, contact the Missouri Pork Association at (573) 445-8375, or visit the MYSPC webpage, http://www.mopork.com/youth/mpa-youth-show-pig-circuit/.