4-H Hands Out Hog Awards At Fair
Monday evening’s 4-H activities provided entertainment in the Warren K. Brown Show Arena and the Budweiser Grandstands. In the livestock arena, 4-H Hog project participants were squealing with delight as they participated in Swine Market, Breeding and Showmanship classes. Warren Beeler of Kentucky, recognized as a livestock judge nationally, scoped the market and breeding classes on breed standards, finish and quality and the showmanship classes on handling and presentation.
The show started off with The Pen of Three Class; this year Lilly Underberg took first place and Rachel Harper came in second.
The Showmanship classes consisted of four divisions and 73 youth. Senior Showman, made of up of the most experienced showmen, ended with Tony Paterniti in first and Kayla Nefedof in second. Among the Junior showmanship class, Braden Lesch took first, and Steven Overend took second. For the First Year Senior Showman, Rachel Nomes Anderson placed first, and Allen McElwein was second. Lastly was the First Year Junior Showman class, won by Lilly Underberg with Austin Phillips taking runner-up honors. Earning the Division Champion and Reserve Titles also allowed these participants entrance in the Champion Showman class. Kayla Nefedof earned the Grand Champion Showman title for 2013 while reserve Grand Champion went to Tony Paterniti.
Following the showmanship class was the market hog show. The market classes are divided into weight classes. The first weight class was the 220-229 pound class which was won by Jacob Short and followed by Holly Lehman in second. Next was the 230-239 pound class won by Lehman and in second was Derek Ecklund. After that was the 240-249 pound class which ended with Rachel Harper in first and Braden Lesch in second. The 250-259 pound class followed with Lilly Underberg in first, and Patrick Kibbe in second. The last class was the heaviest hogs with a weight range of 260-270 pounds. Kibbe took first place, and in second was Underberg.
Champion and Reserve Market Hogs from each weight class compete for the Grand Champion Market Hog title.Underberg won this honor, and Kibbe received the Reserve Grand Champion award.
4-H Market Hog winners earned more than ribbons and trophies. The placings helped 4-H members earn a sale position in the Meat Animal Sale scheduled for today at noon.
Grand and Reserve market animals earn the first and second slots in the Hog portion of the Meat Animal Sale. Other 4-H members that have multiple animals in the 4-H Market Hog Project are required to sell only their top placing animal.
To get more information or fair passes to attend the sale, call Emily Kidd at 450-3124.