182 pigs weighed in for fair
Thirty-one 4-H and FFA members weighed in a total of 182 pigs Saturday morning at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Youth must bring all their swine, up to 10, to the weigh-in to be tagged and identified for the Greater Jefferson County Fair set for June 25 through July 1.
Because the 4-H’ers and FFA members must show one derby pig, which is a class using scanned carcass data and rate of gain data to place the pigs, each member can weigh up to three of their pigs to later chose from for the derby class. The remaining swine were to be tagged for the market and breeding classes.
At the Greater Jefferson County Fair’s swine show, youth can participate in an individual market hog class, market pen-of-three class, commercial breeding guilt class, a purebred breeding gilt class and swine showmanship classes in addition to the required derby class.
Those helping at the weigh-in were: Jefferson County Fair Board members Bryan Lauderman, Mike Filson, Larry Horton, Richard Heald and Chad Reed; Jefferson County 4-H Youth Committee members Kevin Peters and Jennifer Baker; and volunteers Mike Burkhalter, Brandon Rauscher, Tiffany Beggs and Sam Dickinson.
For more information regarding Jefferson County 4-H, contact Kaye Gilbert at the Jefferson County Extension Office at 472-4166.