Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Pig show day starts early, ends late and is nothing short of exhausting. Not only do the pigs need to be bathed but the show person needs to be in tip top shape too. Thankfully the show starts with showmanship which is how well the handle manages his/her pig in the show ring. After showmanship winners are selected in each division it switches to market hog judging where the pig is judged on the quality of meat it will produce. Finally, there is pen of hogs, and the judge evaluates how similar your pigs are to each other in body style and weight.
All ready to show and waiting to be called into the show ring!
Doing an excellent job of showing her pig, "Abraham".
The boys coming to watch Seneca in the ring with cupcakes in hand.
Showing her pen of hogs with a friend. It takes two to show the pen so you have to find a buddy to help you .
When it was all said and done Seneca came away with first place junior showmanship, 9th place market hog and 4th place pen of hogs.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The educational pork exhibit that Vinnie built for the pig barn. The cuts of meat pull out so you know exactly what the cut is called and what you can do with it.
Sometimes they try to snuggle. There are usually two pigs to a pen and these pigs are just getting to know each other through the pens.
All the kids did well with the projects they submitted, here is Gibby with the first place water color painting for ages 6-10. We are very proud of him!