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Results from 2020 Tennessee State Junior Swine Show

Jan 21, 2020


Aaron Fisher, Youth Livestock and Equine Specialist

A very successful Tennessee State Junior Swine Show was held January 7-9, 2020 in Murfreesboro. The show featured 256 youth exhibitors from 37 counties that showed 543 hogs. This included 188 Breeding Gilts and 355 Market Hogs. In addition to the individual hog classes, youth competed in showmanship (257 youth), skillathon (212 youth) and the ultrasound carcass class (104 youth). The judge for the show was Breanna Lawyer from Shirley, Indiana.

The 2020 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:

Champion Show Supply, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Harford Livestock Insurance, James Meat Company, Jenkins Show Pigs, Lindner Show Feeds, 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, Ty Jones Show Stock, UT Animal Science, UT Herbert College of Agriculture, Zoetis

More information on the Show Result Highlights.

State Junior Swine Show

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 Jared Smith from Clay County.

The Grand Champion Drive is where breed champions and reserve champions compete for an overall top 5. Below are the participants and winners from the grand drive.

Breeding Gilt Champion Drive

BreedChampionCountyOverall
Placing
Reserve ChampionCountyOverall
Placing
BerkshireJake OzburnBedfordJake OzburnBedford
ChesterMary CarterPutnam4thGracee WoodsHenderson
DurocEllianna WhiteClay3rdEmma RueRoane
SpotCasper CossittWarrenMatt RoachHenderson
YorkshireBethany SimsRoaneEllianna WhiteClay
AOBHannah SandersBledsoe5thAudra HartBledsoe
CrossbredEllianna WhiteClay1stBethany SimsRoane2nd

Market Hog Champion Drive

BreedChampionCountyOverall
Placing
Reserve ChampionCountyOverall
Placing
BerkshireTurner HarvilleSmithJake OzburnBedford
Chester WhiteKyra WhiteMacon2ndBryce CollinsAnderson
DurocBlane CollinsAnderson5thMacy GambleAnderson
YorkshireEmma RueRoane3rdEllianna WhiteClay
AOBHannah SandersWarrenHannah SandersWarren
CrossbreedKyra WhiteMacon1stLuke LayMonroe4th

In the Carcass Class, hogs are ultrasounded to collect measurements of important carcass traits, with 24 hogs qualifying for the purple award. 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. Abby Starnes – Monroe County
  2. Jasper Donaldson – Clay County
  3. Brie McLerran – Clay County
  4. Cary Eslick – Lincoln County
  5. Emma Woodcock – Macon County
  6. Keegan Hansel – Jefferson County
  7. Cordell Eslick – Lincoln County
  8. Caden McKnight – Monroe County
  9. Payton Croft – Bradley County
  10. Nate Larrance – Jefferson County

Showmanship Winners

  • Explorer Division
    • Champion – Cohen Bryant, Rutherford County
    • Reserve Champion – Lakin Raines, Clay County
  • Junior Division
    • Champion – Jake Ozburn, Bedford County
    • Reserve Champion – Clay Pitcock, McMinn County
  • Junior High Division
    • Champion – Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
    • Reserve Champion – Mary Carter Shirley, Putnam County
  • Senior Level 1 Division
    • Champion – Bethany Sims, Roane County
    • Reserve Champion – Luke Lay, Monroe County
  • Senior Level 2 Division
    • Champion – Madisyn Harris, Loudon County
    • Reserve Champion – McKinley Waters, Fentress County

Skillathon Winners

Explorer Division

  1. Ben Likens, Clay County
  2. Jasper Donaldson, Clay County
  3. Wyatt Tanner, Lincoln County
  4. McKenzy Page, Williamson County
  5. Turner Harville, Smith County

Junior Division

  1. Clay Pitcock, McMinn County
  2. Caden McKnight, Monroe County
  3. Cordell McLerran, Clay County
  4. Jayden Hesson, Macon County
  5. Drew Larrance, Jefferson

Junior High Division

  1. Abigail Berny, Williamson County
  2. Callie Head, Sumner County
  3. Mason Allen, Williamson County
  4. Kenley Roark, Macon County
  5. Gavin Page, Williamson County

Senior Level 1 Division

  1. John Neely, Rutherford County
  2. Hannah Sanders, Warren County
  3. Brie McLerran, Clay County
  4. Emma Cross, Bradley County
  5. Cole Ledford, Bradley County

Senior Level 2 Division

  1. Kennedy Hill, Union County
  2. Harrison Falcofsky, Rutherford County
  3. Micayla Hickman, Rutherford County
  4. Ella McLerran, Clay County
  5. Sydney Lamb, Williamson
Skillathon Winners

Premier Exhibitor Winners

The purpose of the Premier Exhibitor Program is to provide 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that they learn through participating in the junior livestock projects. Premier Exhibitor winners are a result of adding the points earned in the animal show, showmanship and skillathon. Below are the top 5 winners in each division.

Explorer Division

Breeding Gilt

  1. Turner Harville, Smith County
  2. Lakin Raines, Clay County
  3. Logan Leamon, McMinn County
  4. Wyatt Tanner, Lincoln County
  5. McKenzy Page, Williamson County

Market Hog

  1. Ben Likens, Clay County
  2. Jasper Donaldson, Clay County
  3. Millie Latham, McMinn County
  4. Turner Harville, Smith County
  5. Lakin Raines, Clay County

Junior Division

Breeding Gilt

  1. Clay Pitcock, McMinn County
  2. Caden McKnight, Monroe County
  3. Drew Larrance, Jefferson County
  4. Emma Rue, Roane County
  5. Ellianna White, Clay County

Market Hog

  1. Caden McKnight, Monroe County
  2. Clay Pitcock, McMinn County
  3. Emma Rue, Roane County
  4. Ellianna White, Clay County
  5. Jake Ozburn, Bedford County

Junior High Division

Breeding Gilt

  1. Mary Carter Shirley, Putnam County
  2. Callie Head, Sumner County
  3. Kenley Roark, Macon County
  4. Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
  5. Mason Allen, Williamson County

Market Hog

  1. Callie Head, Sumner County
  2. Mary Carter Shirley, Putnam County
  3. Kyra White, Macon County
  4. Audra Hart, Bledsoe County
  5. Logan West, Macon County

Senior Level 1 Division

Breeding Gilt

  1. John Neely, Rutherford County
  2. Hannah Sanders, Warren County
  3. Madison Cline, Jefferson County
  4. Bethany Sims, Roane County
  5. Taylor Cantrell, Dyer County

Market Hog

  1. Hannah Sanders, Warren County
  2. John Neely, Rutherford County
  3. Brock Trew, Polk County
  4. Maddie Rippy, Sumner County
  5. Taylor Cantrell, Dyer County

Senior Level 2 Division

Breeding Gilt

  1. Kennedy Hill, Union County
  2. Madisyn Harris, Loudon County
  3. Micayla Hickman, Rutherford County
  4. Beau Larrance, Jefferson County
  5. Ella McLerran, Clay County

Market Hog

  1. Madisyn Harris, Loudon County
  2. Kennedy Hill, Union County
  3. Harrison Falcofsky, Rutherford County
  4. Wesley Trew, Polk County
  5. Dustin Pitcock, McMinn County