Pigs get spotlight at Swine Show

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 July 2018 at 8:53 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – Seth Krenning, center, and Zachary Neal, both of Albion, lead their pigs into the show ring during the Swine Show on Monday, which was opening day of the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

Carter Kuipers, 10, of Byron gets ready to enter the show ring with his pig, which he named “Thing 1.” Carter’s pig won best of show and champion market hog and will be included in Saturday’s 4-H animal meat auction at 7 p.m.

Derek Gowanlock, the swine judge from Bennington, goes over the rules and tells the 4-H’ers what he is looking for. He wanted to see clean pigs that were under control.

Rylie Lear won the master showman award as the top showman, with Carter Kuipers the reserve showman. Rylie advances to Friday’s grand master showman competition that includes the eight master showman in eight different types of animals.

Justin Robinson won the senior showman award with Jayden Neal the reserve showman. In the junior showman category, Carter Kuipers won first place with Seth Krenning the reserve champ.

Melissa Robinson won the novice showman award with Reece Senske the reserve winner.

Olivia Krenning, of Albion right, and Jack Cecchini of Medina compete in the showmanship event.

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