State fair swine exhibitors successful

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By Mollie Tichenor

Congratulations to all of the swine exhibitors.


In the Kentucky State Fair 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show, Matthew Jeffiers, Emily Hume, Danielle Montgomery, Ashley Montgomery, Ethan McClain, Makala Hatzman, Madisyn Caudill, Courtney Jeffiers, Dalton Stallings, Dillon Stallings, and Casey Montgomery represented Spencer County 4-H and FFA well in the Duroc, Spot, and Crossbred classes. Danielle Montgomery placed second and first in KY, Courtney Jeffiers placed third and second in KY, Matthew Jeffiers placed fourth, and Danielle Montgomery placed fifth in the Spot 1 Market Class. Makala Hatzman won a lightweight cross class and was first in KY.  Dalton Stallings placed fifth in a medium weight class.  Emily Hume placed second in a heavy weight class.  
Spencer County did well in market hog showmanship. Dalton Stallings placed sixth in his division.  Makala Hatzman placed fourth in her division. Courtney Jeffiers placed seventh in her division.  Ethan McClain placed 11th in his division.  Matthew Jeffiers placed second to the Supreme Showman.  Emily Hume placed fourth and Danielle Montgomery eighth in their division.  Way to go.
In the Skill-a-thon Contest, Casey Montgomery was the third Junior and Courtney Jeffiers was the fourth Intermediate. Congratulations girls for taking the swine knowledge test at the State Fair and placing in your divisions.
In the 4-H/FFA Breeding Swine Show, Casey Montgomery placed first and Courtney Jeffiers second in the March Duroc Class.  Congratulations to Makala Hatzman for exhibiting the Hereford Gilt Champion. In the Spot Show, Ashley Montgomery placed first in the January class.  In the February class, Ashley Montgomery placed first, Danielle Montgomery was fourth and Ashley Montgomery was fifth.  In the March class, Casey Montgomery placed first and Ashley Montgomery was second.  Congratulations to Ashley Montgomery for exhibiting the Champion and Reserve Champion Spot Gilt.  Matthew Jeffiers was second with his January Yorkshire.  Congratulations to Emily Hume for exhibiting the Champion Crossbred Gilt and the Reserve Supreme Gilt at the State Fair.  
Spencer County had an amazing State Fair.  If you are interested in the 4-H Livestock Club or learning more about showing livestock, please contact the Extension Office at 477-2217.