Southwest Missouri Youths Participate in MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit

Columbia, Mo.— Missouri junior swine exhibitors traveled to jackpot shows throughout the summer competing for points in the MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit. Points for the circuit could be earned from six of eight shows held across Missouri between the months of June and July. An awards presentation was conducted to conclude the program Wednesday, August 11 at the Pork Place on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia.


Winners, by town, are:


Lydia Nolting – Lamar – 10th Crossbred Barrow, 2nd Duroc Barrow, 4th Overall Barrow, 1st Intermediate Showmanship


Payden Nolting – Lamar – 2nd Crossbred Barrow, 3rd Senior Showmanship.


Waylon Nolting – Lamar – 3rd Junior Showmanship


Kaden Roberts- Niangua– 9th Crossbred Barrow


Wyatt Collard – Oronogo – 9th Crossbred Barrow



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Funds were raised through advertising in the official pocket guide and benefit auctions. Thank you to all our Breeders and our many advertisers including Passion for Pig Veterinary Service, FCS Financial, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Jim’s Motors, Mid Missouri Feed, and the Missouri State Fair Foundation.


This year, 170 members participated in the program, accumulating points from several shows held across Missouri. Points could be earned in each of the following breeds for both market barrows and breeding gilts: Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Hereford, Poland China, Spotted, Yorkshire, OPB and Crossbred. Points were also earned for members who participated in one of four Showmanship divisions.


The MPA Youth Show Pig Circuit is designed to provide junior swine exhibitors the opportunity to develop their citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship skills and to reward Missouri youth for their participation and hard work put toward exhibiting swine projects statewide. For more information, contact the Missouri Pork Association at (573) 445-8375, or visit the MYSPC webpage,