On Wednesday, February 15th, the 4-H/FFA Market Swine Show was held. The show consisted of 4-H’ers and FFA members exhibiting their market swine ranging from 200 pounds to 355 pounds. Diamond R Fertilizer sponsored the show. The Official/Showmanship judge of the evening was Alan Newsome of Riverview, Florida.
Weighing in swine on February 11th for judging: Nicholas Alexander, Logan Alexander, Gwendolyn Ash, Brooke Black, Ryley M Bowen, Christopher Bowen, Marissa Burchard, Trace Burchard, Bryana Campbell, Katelyn Chadwick, Keylee Challender, Brilee Cochran, Madison Cockram, Brooke Collins, Harley Collins, Wyatt Corbitt, Garrett Cox, Mykala Cox, Jaiden Cox, Zackary Dalrymple, Jennalyn Davidson, Kirsi Dunaway, Brandon Flack, Dalton George, Daniel George, Cheyenne Griffin, Ansley Hand, Emilee Harrell, Alyssa Harrell, Carli Hendry, Case Hendry, Ashlyn Hood, Kayla Hood, Craig Huckabee, Emilie Hull, Gavin Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Cameron Kelly, Emmalee Langford, Jacey Langford, Jamaurio Lee, Emily Markussen, Taylor Martin, Natalie Martinez, Leyvi Martinez, Tayler McGill, Paul Morrison, Cora Morrissey, Johnathan Munson, Kaelyn Murray, Dayne Norsworthy, Sierra Nunez, Haylee O’Bannon, Alisah Obern,, Breana Paula-Calas, Victor Pequeno, Anthony Pequeno, Brylee Perkins, Harmon Peterson, Levi Phillips, Aaliyah Phillips, Dylan Phillips Jr., Jada Powell, Taylor Randant, Eduardo Rodriguez, Edilia Rodriguez, Edicia Rodriguez, Eddiana Rodriquez, Channing Roper, Derik Rose, Katie Rose, Colby Sanders, Jathan Smith, Haylee Strickland, Gracie Swails, Lawton Thigpen, Landon Thigpen, Kaydence Tindall, Kenzie Tindall, Kensley Tracy, Trevor Vahle, Dalton Walters, Dalton Watson, Jordan Whobrey, Emma Willis, Carl Willis, Leah Woodrum, Kassie Yeomans, and Caden Yeomans.
The hogs were judged on muscling, trimness, length of body, spring to the rib, design, productive type, correctness of finish, and expected carcass desirability.
The Grand Champion Swine was shown by Dayne Norsworthy of the Rooter Runner 4-H Club and LaBelle FFA. Dayne’s hog weighed 281 pounds and was purchased by the Hendry and Tommy Family. Harmon Perterson of the Rooter Runner 4-H Club exhibited the Reserve Champion Hog weighing in at 285 pounds. Sears of LaBelle purchased Harmon’s hog.
After the placing of the swine came the Showmanship division. Showmanship is judged on the ability to exhibit an animal to its best advantage, as well as the overall care and training of the animal. The exhibitors are judged on control, presentation to the judge, awareness of the judge, and knowledge of the species. Planning, practicing, and neat appearance will assist the exhibitor in being successful. In the Senior Swine Showmanship category: Dayne Norsworthy captured the first place award with Harmon Peterson taking the second place award. Harmon and Dayne are members of the Rooter Runners 4-H Club. Dayne is also a member of the LaBelle FFA.
In the Intermediate Swine Showmanship category: Rooter Runner 4-H Club member Taylor McGill was awarded the first place award with Kaydence Tindall in second place. Kaydence is also a member of the Double H Livestock 4-H Club.
In the Junior Swine Showmanship category: Rooter Runner 4-H Club member Brook Black was awarded the first place award with Gracie Swails capturing second place. Gracie is a member of the Felda Community Pioneers 4H Club.
Congratulations to all of the exhibitors. Thank you to all the sponsors, buyers, committee members, club leaders, advisors, and parents for a great show and sale. The Double “H” Livestock 4-H Club is led by Carl & Diana Pendrey, the Felda Community Pioneers 4-H Club is led by Jesse & Stephanie Dunaway, the Hogs R Us 4-H Club is under the direction of Amy Collins, the Rooter Runner 4-H Club is led by Carman Corbitt & Jessica Griffin, and the Pig Skin Classic 4-H Club is under the direction of Jennifer Hood. The LaBelle High School FFA Advisor is Jeff Burton.