West Central 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:


Reagan O’Farrell- Appleton City– 3rd Duroc Barrow


Kaydence Colin- Adrian– 4th Intermediate Showmanship


Olivia Bagby- Adrian– 3rd Poland China Barrow


Riley Colin- Adrian– 5th Novice Showmanship


Wyatt Jobe- Adrian– 3rd OPB Barrow, 4th Poland China Barrow


Brayden Nieder- Amsterdam– 7th Crossbred Barrow, High Points Spotted Barrow, 8th Overall

Barrow, 4th Junior Showmanship


Brielle Nieder – Amsterdam – 2nd Chester White Barrow


Colton Banks- Archie– 4th Berkshire Gilt


Rachel Grimes – Archie –5th Crossbred Gilt, 9th Overall Gilt


Mackenzie Mawson – Archie – 3rd Chester White Barrow, 5th Crossbred Barrow


Hunter Naros – California – 3rd Berkshire Gilt, 2nd OPB Gilt


Emily Niemeier – California – 3rd Hampshire Barrow


Peyton Niemeier – California – 5th Chester White Gilt


Jewell Houx – Holden – 5th Herford Gilt


Chezney Early – Leeton – 5th Intermediate Showmanship


Kennedy Early – Leeton– 5th Senior Showmanship


Mattalie Shaw– Marshall – 3rd Herford Gilt


Molly Malter – Marshall –9th Crossbred Gilt, 5th Poland China Barrow


Truman Wilson – Pleasant Hill – 5th Chester White Barrow


Tyne Wilson – Pleasant Hill – High Point Berkshire Gilt, 5th in Intermediate Showmanship, 5th Overall Gilt, High Point Duroc Gilt


Charlot Thornton — Slater– 3rd OPB Gilt


Cole Luttrell- Smithton– 4th Chester White Barrow, 8th Crossbred Barrow, 3rd Overall Barrow


Bailey Boland- Sweet Springs– High Points Hampshire Gilt


Emma Sims- Sweet Springs– 4th Herford Barrow, High Points Herford Gilt, 2nd OPB Barrow


Elliot Cooley – Windsor – High Points Duroc Barrow, 5th Duroc Gilt, 2nd Yorkshire Gilt, 9th Overall Barrow, 6th Overall Gilt, 2nd Intermediate Showmanship


Elyse Cooley – Windsor – 3rd Duroc Gilt, 2nd Junior Showmanship



For complete results, visit https://mopork.com/youth/mpa-youth-show-pig-circuit/.


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, https://mopork.com/youth/mpa-youth-show-pig-circuit/.



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