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2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Results

Jan 27, 2017


Claudia Baney, Extension Specialist

The market hog show was held in conjunction with the Tennessee Pork Producers Association annual meeting. The judge for the show was Will Hilty of Mount Pleasant, PA.

During the 2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show, 305 4-H and FFA members exhibited 546 hogs. In addition to showing individual market hogs, there were competitions in showmanship, carcass ultrasound class, skillathon and premier exhibitor.

2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Results - Photo: Judge Will Hilty sorts a challenging senior showmanship class
  • Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the $1,000 11th and 12th grade division and the $500 9th and 10th grade division Premier Exhibitor scholarships.
  • Tennessee Pork Producers Association sponsored awards for 7th and 8th, 5th and 6th and 4th grade divisions Premier Exhibitors.
  • UT Department of Animal Science presented the exhibitors of the grand champion and the 11th and 12th grade Showman trophy award belt buckles.
  • Farm Credit of Mid-America awarded showmanship winners with cash awards.
  • Tennessee Pork Producers, Tosh Farms, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Farm Credit of Mid America and Zoetis sponsored premium awards for champion and reserve champion hogs.
  • Other sponsors of the 2017 Market Hog Show include Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, SureChamp, Jonathan Pierce, Dr. Dwight Loveday, Prater Show Pigs, Carr Brothers, Reese Brothers Mule Company, UT Department of Animal Science and UT Extension.

A special thank you to all the Extension staff, specialist, parents, volunteers and sponsor who made this year’s show a success!

Complete show results can be found on the Tennessee Youth Animal Science Website.

More photos can be found on the Tennessee 4-H Livestock Program Facebook Page.

Champion market hog went to John Neely, Rutherford County and his 262 pound hog. Reserve honors went to Kate Lamon from Giles County and her 272

pound hog.

173 hogs were ultrasounded for the car- cass class. Winning top honors was Cora Key of Clay County. A special thank you to Jerri Lynn Sims and Dr. Dwight Loveday

for ultrasounding those pigs!

The annual Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Photography Contest was held this year. Winners included:

  • Abby Grace Rippy, Sumner County
  • Ruth Ann Johns, Williamson County
  • Abbie Lampley, Hickman County
  • Abi Bartholomew, Henderson County

The most “liked” photo contest will run

Champion Market: Hog John Neely, Rutherford 262 lb.

Reserve Champion Market Hog: Kate Lamon, Giles 272 lb.

through noon on Wednesday, February 1. To “like” your favorite photo visit the Tennessee 4-H Livestock Program Facebook page.

2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Results - Champion Market: Hog John Neely, Rutherford 262 lb.
Champion Market: Hog John Neely, Rutherford 262 lb.
2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Results - Reserve Champion Market Hog: Kate Lamon, Giles 272 lb.
Reserve Champion Market Hog: Kate Lamon, Giles 272 lb.

4th Grade Showmanship:
Champion – Kate Lamon, Giles County
Reserve Champion – Audra Hart, Bledsoe County

5th and 6th Grade Showmanship:
Champion – Bethany Sims, Rhea County
Reserve Champion – Kenlee Ewton, Rhea County

7th and 8th Grade Showmanship:
Champion – Laurel Snow, Blount County
Reserve Champion – Eli Mundy, Claiborne County

9th and 10th Grade Showmanship:
Champion – Lincoln Hart, Bledsoe County
Reserve Champion – McKinnley Waters, Fentress County

11th and 12th Grade Showmanship:
Champion – Wyatt Snow, Blount County
Reserve Champion – Abigayle Bartholomew, Henderson County

2017 Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show Results - Top 10 Carcass Class winners - Cora Key, Clay County - Kendall Hamilton, Clay County - Ben Ellis, Macon County - Stone Lynn, Clay County - Kelly Smith, Fentress County - Jaden Mertz, Clay County - Austin Davis, White County - Andrew Burks, Clay County - Damen Mertz, Clay County - Emily Massey, Wilson County

Top 10 Carcass Class winners:

  1. Cora Key, Clay County
  2. Kendall Hamilton, Clay County
  3. Ben Ellis, Macon County
  4. Stone Lynn, Clay County
  5. Kelly Smith, Fentress County
  6. Jaden Mertz, Clay County
  7. Austin Davis, White County
  8. Andrew Burks, Clay County
  9. Damen Mertz, Clay County
  10. Emily Massey, Wilson County

4th Grade Skillathon:

  1. – Kendall Hamilton, Clay 93
  2. – Mary Carter Shirley, White 86
  3. Tyler Davis, White 86
  4. Abby Grace Rippy, Sumner 82
  5. Addyson Trew, Polk 79

5th and 6th Grade Skillathon

  1. – Eli Rich, Clay 100
  2. – Maddie Rippy, Sumner 99
  3. – Walker Housley, Rhea 98
  4. – Austin Davis, White 96
  5. – Callie Head, Sumner 96

7th and 8th Grade Skillathon:

  1. – John Neely, Rutherford 100
  2. – Ella McLerran, Clay 99
  3. – Liam Allen, Williamson 99
  4. – Hannah Sanders, Warren 98
  5. – Brock Trew, Polk 98

9th and 10th Grade Skillathon:

  1. – Collen Mertz, Clay 100
  2. – Wyatt Burks, Clay 97
  3. – Heath Kimes, Clay 95
  4. – Joseph Jolin, Clay 95
  5. – Madisyn Harris, Loudon 94

9th & 10th Grade Premier Exhibitor:

  1. Kennedy Hill, Union County
  2. Kaitlin Taylor, Rutherford County
  3. Samantha Roberts, McMinn County
  4. Madisyn Harris, Loudon County
  5. Kerri Cox, Bradley County

11th and 12th Grade Skillathon:

  1. – Cora Key, Clay 100
  2. – Haley Brazel, Sumner 98
  3. – Abigayle Bartholomew, Henderson 97
  4. – Garrett Franklin, Clay 95
  5. – Abby Tipton, Loudon 93

4th Grade Premier Exhibitor

  1. Mary Carter Shirley, White County
  2. Tyler Davis, White County
  3. Addyson Trew, Polk County
  4. Kate Lamon, Giles County
  5. Kendall Hamilton, Clay County

5th and 6th Grade Exhibitor:

  1. Walker Housley, Rhea County
  2. Bethany Sims, Rhea County
  3. Maddie Rippy, Sumner County
  4. Austin Davis, White County
  5. Lexi Houskey, Rhea County

7th and 8th Grade Premier Exhibitor:

  1. John Neely, Rutherford County
  2. Brock Trew, Polk County
  3. Wesley Trew, Polk County
  4. Liam Allen, Williamson County
  5. Hannah Sanders, Warren County

11th & 12th Grade Premier Exhibitor:

  1. Cora Key, Clay County
  2. Garrett Franklin, Clay County
  3. Abigayle Bartholomew, Henderson County
  4. Haley Brazel, Sumner County
  5. Wyatt Snow, Blount County