COLUMN: Fair hosts 4-H, FFA hog show

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By Mollie Tichenor

The Spencer County Fair 4-H and FFA Hog Show was this past Saturday.  Thank you to Mallory Penick of Independence for serving as the judge for this show.


There were showmanship classes for all ages, including novice. In Junior 4-H Courtney Jeffiers placed first and Dalton Stallings was second. Makayla Hatzman and Dillon Stallings also participated in this class. Matthew Jeffiers placed first in Senior FFA, Emily Hume placed second and Danielle Montgomery was third. In Junior FFA, Ashley Montgomery placed first and Ethan McClain was second. The Overall Spencer County Showmanship Champion was Courtney Jeffiers, and Matthew Jeffiers was the Reserve Champion.  
In the novice showmanship class, Brooke Montgomery, Casey Montgomery, Ian Neal, Daniel Trent and Jade Slucher all took home Champion ribbons.
Supreme Breeding Gilt Champion went to Matthew Jeffiers with his January Yorkshire. Courtney Jeffiers was first with her January Duroc — she was also the Champion Duroc and Reserve Overall Gilt. Matthew Jeffiers was second in the January Duroc Class, Ashley Montgomery placed third, Danielle Montgomery placed fourth, and Courtney Jeffiers was fifth. Courtney Jeffiers placed first in the March Duroc class and Ashley Montgomery was second in this class.  In the January Spot class, Danielle Montgomery placed first, and was also this division Champion, with Ashley Montgomery second and Reserve Champion Spot.  
In the Pen of 2 Division, Emily Hume took the first place honor, Makayla Hatzman was second, and Ethan McClain placed third.
Supreme Market Hog went to Emily Hume with her Heavy Weight Champion and Reserve Market Hog went to Matthew Jeffiers with his Light Weight Champion.
Congratulations to the class winners in the light weight division: Emily Hume, Makayla Hatzman, Matthew Jeffiers, and Dalton Stallings. Dalton Stallings was also named the Reserve Light Weight Champion. Emily Hume showed the Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Hog, and Matthew Jeffiers was Reserve Heavy Weight Champion.
Thanks to those that helped with the show.  You all did a great job.
Congratulations to all of the 4-H and FFA exhibitors.  If you would like additional information on how to show a pig or be involved in 4-H or FFA, please contact Darryl Matherly, Bland Baird or Mollie Tichenor.