On Wednesday, February 13, 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 350 pounds. The show was sponsored by Diamond R Fertilizer. The Belt Buckle sponsors were Randy’s Garage, Total Truck Parts, D & D Machine & Hydraulics, Creel Tractor, The Carmichael Family, Diane Stramel, CPA and C & C Feed Store. Sponsored by Phil and Gail Pelletier, Randy’s Garage, Rick’s Barbershop and Two Peas Café. The Official/Showmanship judge of the evening Clayton Roland of Gainesville, Florida.
Weighing swine in for judging: Logan Alexander, Nicholas Alexander, Shawn Alexander, Emma Barde, Ivy Barde, Brooke Black, Alexis Bogard, Brad Bogard, Carter Bowen, Jacob Bowen, Ryan Bowen, Marissa Burchard, Trace Burchard, Clay Campbell, Colton Clark, Morgan Corbitt, Garrett Cox, Mykala Cox, Zackary Dalrymple, Carly Davidson, Lawson Davidson, Max Davidson, Tyler Davidson, Brandon Flack, Ashton Garza, Cheyenne Griffin, Ansley Hand, Carli Hendry, Craig Huckabee, Alyssa Jedrykowski, Gavin Johnson, Emmalee Langford, Jacey Langford, Jacob Langford, Laret Langford, Maeley Lavender, Laeda Lewis, Austlynn Lott, Kamdynn Lynn, Taylor Martin, Natalie Martinez, Tayler McGill, Paul Morrison, Janna Morrissey, Johnathan Munson, Haylee O’Bannon, CJ Obern, Anthony Pequeno, Victor Pequeno, Avery Perkins, Brylee Perkins, Aaliyah Phillips, Dylan Phillips, Levi Phillips, Jada Powell, Bryce Rodgers, Eddiana Rodriguez, Edicia Rodriguez, Edilia Rodriguez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Kaison Romero, Colby Sanders, Jathan Smith, Aiden Soto, Harlee Stewart, Haylee Strickland, Gracie Swails, Landon Thigpen, Lawton Thigpen, Kaydence Tindall, Kensley Tracy, Dalton Walters, Dalton Watson, Siane Weems and Brock Williams.
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 Anthony Pequeon of the Rooter Runners 4-H Club. Anthony’s hog weighed 276 pounds. Haylee Strickland of LaBelle FFA Chapter exhibited the Reserve Champion Hog weighing in at 244 pounds.
After the placing of the swine came the Showmanship category. 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 division: Jacob Bowen captured the first-place award with Anthony Pequeno taking the second-place award. Jacob and Anthony are members of the Rooter Runners 4-H Club. Jacob is also a member of the LaBelle FFA Chapter.
In the Intermediate Swine Showmanship division: Kaydence Tindall of the Double H Livestock 4-H Club was awarded the first-place award with Landon Thigpen in second place. Landon is is a member of the Rooter Runners 4-H Club.
In the Junior Swine Showmanship division: Rooter Runners 4-H Club Victor Pequeno was awarded the first-place award with Colton Clark capturing second place. Colton is a member of the Rooter Runners 4-H Club.
Congratulations to all the exhibitors; thank you sponsors, committee members, club leaders, advisors, and parents. The Double “H” Livestock 4-H Club is led by Lynnette Tindall, the Felda Community Pioneers 4-H Club is led by Ginger Swails, the Hogs R Us 4-H Club is under the direction of Jessica Chadwick, the Rooter Runners 4-H Club is led by Carman Corbitt & Jessica Griffin. The LaBelle High School FFA Advisor is Jeff Burton.