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Results from 2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

Jan 18, 2019


Aaron Fisher, Youth Livestock and Equine Specialist

A very successful Tennessee State Junior Swine Show was recently completed. The show featured 284 youth exhibitors from 38 counties that showed 560 hogs. This included 158 Breeding Gilts and 402 Market Hogs. In addition to the individual hog classes, youth competed in showmanship (290 youth), skillathon (245 youth) and the ultrasound carcass class (91 youth). The judge for the show was Seth Ebert, Boar Stud Manager for A Cut Above in York, Nebraska.

Additionally, youth were asked to participate in a canned food drive. Youth collected a total of 712 cans of food that were donated to a local food bank. Clay and Loudon Counties will be awarded a pizza party for the highest participation in the canned food drive courtesy of the Tennessee Pork Producers Association.

2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

The 2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show was held in conjunction with the Tennessee Pork Producers Association annual meeting. A special thank you to all the Extension staff, specialists, parents, volunteers and sponsors who made this year’s show a success! Award and general sponsors are included below:

Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Harford Insurance, Hart Show Pigs, James Meat Company, Jenkins Show Pigs, PIC USA, Prater Show Pigs, Reese Brothers Mule Company, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, Tennessee Feed and Grain Association, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Tennessee Pork Producers Association, Tosh Farms, Tractor Supply Company, TTU School of Agriculture, Ty Jones Show Stock, Twisted Fitters Show Supply, UT Animal Science, UT Herbert College of Agriculture, Wampler’s Farm Sausage, Zoetis.

Show Result Highlights:

Read about the complete show results.

The Prospect Classes are part of the Market Hog Show. The Champion Prospect was Bethany Sims from Roane County and the Reserve Champion Prospect was Samantha Roberts from McMinn County.

New for 2019, a Grand Champion Drive was added where breed champions and reserve champions competed for an overall top 5. Below are the participants and winners from the grand drive.

Breeding Gilt Champion Drive:

BreedChampionCountOverall PlacingReserve ChampionCountyOverall Placing
BerkshireGracie RueRoaneSophie
Helton
Cumberland
Chester WhiteEmma RueRoane4thWesley
Trew
Polk
DurocBethany
Sims
Roane
Tylan LuskWarren
HerefordJaden
Mertz
WarrenGrace
DeBusk
McMinn
SpotEmmaBedfordEmilyMcMinn
YorkshireEllie WhiteClay1stBethany
Sims
Roane2nd
AOBAudra HartBledsoeCollen
Mertz
Warren
CrossbredLincolnBledsoe3rdGageMcMinn5th

Market Hog Champion Drive:

BreedChampionCountuOverall PlacingReserve ChampionCountyOverall Placing
DurocMary Carter
Shirley
White2ndBethany
Sims
Roane
YorkshireLincolnBledsoe4thEli MundyClaiborne
AOBAudra HartBledsoe5thHannah
Sanders
Warren
CrossbredBethany
Sims
Roane1stMaddie
Rippy
Sumner3rd

In the Carcass Class, hogs are ultra-sounded to collect measurements of important carcass traits, with 38 hogs qualifying or the purple class. To be a Purple Award, hogs must have a live weight between 250-280 pounds, a 10th rib fat thickness between 0.50-0.80 inch and a loin muscle area between 7.0-9.99 square inches. A special thank you to Dr. Rob Fitzgerald of PIC for performing the ultrasound measurements.

Below is a list of the Carcass Top Ten.

  1. Will Poyor Williamson County
  2. John Allen Leath Sumner County
  3. John Hamilton Clay County
  4. Will Dodson Clay County
  5. Kenley Roark Macon County
  6. Caden McKnight Monroe County
  7. Ethan Troglin Cumberland County
  8. Keri Cox Bradley County
  9. Lake Bates Hickman County
  10. Elizabeth McCollum Williamson County
2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

Showmanship Winners:

  • Explorer Division
    • Champion – Jake Ozburn, Bedford County
    • Reserve Champion – John Allen Leath, Sumner County
  • Junior Division
    • Champion – Audra Hart, Bledsoe County Reserve Champion – Ellie White, Clay County
  • Junior High Division
    • Champion – Bethany Sims, Roane County
    • Reserve Champion – Maddy Rippy, Sumner County
  • Senior Level 1 Division
    • Champion – Eli Mundy, Claiborne County
    • Reserve Champion – Foster Wingler, Rutherford County
  • Senior Level 2 Division
    • Champion – Lincoln Hart, Bledsoe County
    • Reserve Champion – Samantha Roberts, McMinn County

2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

Skillathon Winners:

  • Explorer Division
    • Brett Rogers, Sumner County
    • Ransom Johns, Williamson County
    • Ava Shrader, Jefferson County
    • Drew Comer, Macon County
    • Hudson West, Macon County
  • Junior Division
    • Kendall Hamilton, Clay County
    • Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
    • Logan West, Macon County
    • Kenley Roark, Macon County
    • Caden McKnight, Monroe County
  • Junior High Division
  • Callie Head, Sumner County
  • Kyra White, Macon County
  • Eli Rich, Clay County
  • Caleb Baird, Sumner County
  • RuthAnn Johns, Williamson County
  • Senior Level 1 Division
    • Wesley Trew, Polk County
    • John Neely, Rutherford County
    • Ella McLerran, Clay County
    • Liam Allen, Williamson County
    • Stephanie Bates, Bradley County
  • Senior Level 2 Division
    • Kennedy Hill, Union County
    • Keri Beth Cox, Bradley County
    • Kaitlin Taylor, Wilson County
    • Collen Mertz, Warren County
    • Heath Kimes, Clay County
2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show
2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show
2019 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

Premier Exhibitor Winners:

  • Explorer Division
    • Breeding Gilt
      • Emma Rue, Roane county
      • Tylan Lusk, Warren County
      • Jake Ozburn, Bedford County
      • Samantha Taylor, Rutherford County
      • Ransom Johns, Williamson County
    • Market Hog
      • drew Comer, Macon County
      • Tylan Lusk, Warren County
      • Emma Rue, Roane County
      • Haley Poynor, Williamson County
      • John Allen Leath, Sumner county
  • Junior Division
    • Breeding Gilt
      • Kenley Roark, Macon County
      • Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
      • Laney West, Bedford County
      • Elizabeth McCollum, Williamson County
      • Kendall Hamilton, Clay County
    • Market Hog
      • Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
      • Kenley Roark, Macon County
      • Mary Carter Shirley, White County
      • Kendall Hamilton, Clay County
      • Logan West, Macon County
  • Junior High Division
    • Breeding Gilt
      • Bethany Sims, Roane County
      • Kyra White, Macon County
      • Maddie Rippy, Sumner County
      • Gage Latham, McMinn County
      • Emily Cline, McMinn County
    • Market Hog
      • Kyra White, Macon County
      • Maddie Rippy, sumner County
      • Bethany Sims, Roane County
      • Will Poynor, Williamson county
      • RuthAnn Johns, Williamson County
  • Senior Level 1 Division
    • Breeding Gilt
      • Wesley Trew, Polk County
      • Hannah Sanders, Warren County
      • Eli Mundy, Claiborne County
      • Ella McLerran, Clay County
      • Sophie Helton, Cumberland County
    • Market Hot
      • John Neely, Rutherford County
      • Wesley trew, Polk County
      • Hannah Sanders, Warren County
      • Eli Mundy, Claiborne County
      • Grace Rich, Clay County
  • Senior Level 2 Division
    • Breeding Gilt
      • Kaitlynn Norton, Sumner County
      • Kennedy Hill, Union County
      • Samantha Roberts, McMinn County
      • Lincoln Hart, Bledsoe County
      • Madisyn Harris, Loundon County
    • Market Hog
      • Kennedy Hill, Union County
      • Kaitlin Taylor, Wilson County
      • Madisyn Harris, Loudon County
      • Samantha Roberts, McMinn County
      • Lincoln Hart, Bledsoe County