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:
Michaela Miller- Bogard– 5th Spotted Gilt
Aubree Sloan- Cameron– 8th Crossbred Gilt, 10th Overall Barrow, 1st Novice Showmanship, 2nd Poland China Barrow
Addy Sloan- Cameron– High Points OPB Gilt, 4th Novice Showmanship
Grant Owen – Carrollton – 4th Herford Gilt
Remington Isaacs – Chillicothe – 2nd Crossbred Gilt, 10th Overall Gilt
Riggin Isaacs – Chillicothe – High Points Crossbred Barrow, 2nd Spotted Barrow, High Points Yorkshire Barrow, High Points Barrow,
Garrett Anderson – Chillicothe – 3rd Crossbred Gilt
Rylee Anderson – Chillicothe – High Points Berkshire Barrow, 7th Overall Barrow
Kayten Roberts- Filmore– 4th Chester White Gilt,10th Crossbred Gilt, 4th Spotted Barrow
Layla Gurthals- Gower– 4th Berkshire Barrow, 2nd Yorkshire Barrow, 4th Yorkshire Gilt, 5th Overall Barrow, 3rd Yorkshire Barrow
Chase Bowen –Hamilton – 4th Spotted Gilt
Bradye Adam – Lathrop – 3rd Yorkshire Barrow
Royse Laffery – Maryville – 4th Crossbred Barrow, 4th Duroc Gilt, High Points Poland China Barrow, 2nd Overall Barrow
Chesney Brock- Norborne– 4th Poland China Gilt, 3rd Novice Showmanship
Eli Henke – Princeton – 3rd Berkshire Barrow, 2nd Herford Gilt, 5th Poland China Gilt
Judd Henke – Princeton – High Points Hampshire Barrow
Gracie Mitchell – Princeton – 3rd Herford Barrow 2nd
Reed Mitchell – Princeton – High Point OPB Barrow, High Points Herford Barrow
Cash Honeycutt – Richmond – 2nd Hampshire Gilt, High Points Poland China Gilt, 5th Overall ` Gilt
Coy Honeycutt – Richmond– 4th OPB Barrow
Ella Reese – Richmond– 5th OPB Gilt
Jayden Kruessel– Salisbury – 5th Hereford Barrow
Alex Heussner – Tina – 3rd Duroc Gilt, 4th Yorkshire Barrow
Blane Heussner – Tina – High Points Yorkshire Gilt, 3rd Overall Gilt, 2nd Berkshire Gilt
Jaiden Rodenberg – Wheeling – 7th Crossbred Gilt, 3rd Hampshire Gilt, 3rd Intermediate Showmanship
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 Pig 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/.
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