West Central Missouri Youths Participate in MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit

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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:

Reagan O’Farrell- Appleton City– 3rd Duroc Barrow

Kaydence Colin- Adrian– 4th Intermediate Showmanship

Olivia Bagby- Adrian– 3rd Poland China Barrow

Riley Colin- Adrian– 5th Novice Showmanship

Wyatt Jobe- Adrian– 3rd OPB Barrow, 4th Poland China Barrow

Brayden Nieder- Amsterdam– 7th Crossbred Barrow, High Points Spotted Barrow, 8th Overall

Barrow, 4th Junior Showmanship

Brielle Nieder – Amsterdam – 2nd Chester White Barrow

Colton Banks- Archie– 4th Berkshire Gilt

Rachel Grimes – Archie –5th Crossbred Gilt, 9th Overall Gilt

Mackenzie Mawson – Archie – 3rd Chester White Barrow, 5th Crossbred Barrow

Hunter Naros – California – 3rd Berkshire Gilt, 2nd OPB Gilt

Emily Niemeier – California – 3rd Hampshire Barrow

Peyton Niemeier – California – 5th Chester White Gilt

Jewell Houx – Holden – 5th Herford Gilt

Chezney Early – Leeton – 5th Intermediate Showmanship

Kennedy Early – Leeton– 5th Senior Showmanship

Mattalie Shaw– Marshall – 3rd Herford Gilt

Molly Malter – Marshall –9th Crossbred Gilt, 5th Poland China Barrow

Truman Wilson – Pleasant Hill – 5th Chester White Barrow

Tyne Wilson – Pleasant Hill – High Point Berkshire Gilt, 5th in Intermediate Showmanship, 5th Overall Gilt, High Point Duroc Gilt

Charlot Thornton — Slater– 3rd OPB Gilt

Cole Luttrell- Smithton– 4th Chester White Barrow, 8th Crossbred Barrow, 3rd Overall Barrow

Bailey Boland- Sweet Springs– High Points Hampshire Gilt

Emma Sims- Sweet Springs– 4th Herford Barrow, High Points Herford Gilt, 2nd OPB Barrow

Elliot Cooley – Windsor – High Points Duroc Barrow, 5th Duroc Gilt, 2nd Yorkshire Gilt, 9th Overall Barrow, 6th Overall Gilt, 2nd Intermediate Showmanship

Elyse Cooley – Windsor – 3rd Duroc Gilt, 2nd Junior 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/.