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The Toombs County Young Farmers Market Hog Show
The Toombs County Young Farmers Market Hog Show was held February 13, 2016. Mr. Chad Crews, Agriculture Education teacher from Brantley County High School served as the judge. To be eligible to participate in the show, youth had to acquire a pig in November and raise it to a market weight of 220-280 pounds by the show.
The day began by recognizing graduating seniors who had participated in youth livestock projects. Graduating seniors recognized included Madison Herndon, Abigail Lynn, Erin Ricks and Brad Sanders. Madison Herndon was also recognizing with the Toombs County Young Farmers Youth Livestock Achievement Award for excellence in market hog exhibition during her high school career.
The show began with the showmanship classes. In showmanship, the youth are judged on their ability to handle the hog in the show ring. In the Senior Division for youth in grades 10-12, first place was awarded to Madison Herndon, second to Abby Lynn and third place was awarded to Tucker Williford with Brad Sanders and Erin Ricks rounding out the top five.
Additional senior showmen included Dakota Braddock, Caitlyn Conner, Chasity Denmark, Justin Lowe and Stormy Knight.
In the Junior Showmanship Division for grades 7-9 and rookie tenth graders, first place was awarded to Lorren Herndon, second place was awarded to Madison Hall and third place was awarded to Clay Morris and fourth place to Austin Adams.
In the Cloverleaf Division for ages 4th-6th grade, first place was awarded to Britten Herndon, second place was awarded to Emmie Lynn, third place was awarded to Marli Dryden, fourth place was awarded to Adam Copeland and Gavin Hall received fifth place.
In the Pee Wee division, Kinsey Clements won first, Braylin Pittman won second, Bryton Kight placed third and Banks Hopkins placed fourth.
After the four showmanship classes, the weight classes were held. Pee Wee participants also exhibited their hogs in a separate class.
In the Pee Wee weight class, first place went to Braylin Pittman and second place was awarded to Bryton Herndon, third place was awarded to Kinsey Clements with Banks Hopkins in fourth.
In Class 1, first place was awarded to Clay Morris, Madison Hall won second place, Brad Sanders won third followed by Tucker Williford in fourth and Caitlyn Conner in fifth place. Chasity Denmark also exhibited in this class.
In Class 2 (weights between 216-228), first place was awarded to Lorren Herndon, second to Emmy Lynn, Marli Dryden was awarded third place, Dakota Braddock was fourth with Adam Copeland and Justin Lowe rounding out the class in fifth and sixth place.
In Class 3 (weights between 233 and 245), Britten Herndon was the class winner, followed by Madison Herndon, Abigail Lynn, Brad Sanders, Austin Adams and Stormy Knight finishing the out the class.
In Class 4 (weights between 250 and 265), Madison Herndon was the class winner, followed by Britten Herndon, Lorren Herndon, Emmie Lynn, Abigail Lynn, Erin Ricks and Gavin Hall.
In the Grand Champion Barrow drive featuring all four class winners, the Grand Champion was exhibited by Madison Herndon and Reserve Champion Barrow was awarded to Britten Herndon.
The Toombs County Young Farmers Market Hog Show is open to all students who live or attend school in Toombs County up to 12th grade. The Young Farmers would like to thank the numerous sponsors who helped make this show possible. For more information about Youth Livestock Programs, please contact the UGA Extension Office - Toombs County or the Toombs County High School.