Junior events grow at the World Pork Expo

DES MOINES - The National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) and Team Purebred organized the junior events at the 2006 World Pork Expo, which took place June 7-10 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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More than 400 junior swine exhibitors representing more than 20 states left their mark at the event by participating in a gilt and barrow show, a showmanship competition and a judging contest. Junior board members from the NJSA and Team Purebred presented more than $50,000 in premiums and awards to the youth exhibitors.

Barrow Show

  • Brian Anderson, Coffeyville, Kan., judged the purebred Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire barrow shows, as well as the crossbred barrow show.

  • Leslie Cobb, Lake City, Ark., showed the Champion Yorkshire Barrow, a son of NNN4 Power Train 121-1. The Reserve Champion Yorkshire Barrow, sired by TRHF5 New Beginning 231-1, was exhibited by Jordan Morgan, Stillwater, Okla.

  • Delphin Janecka, Flatonia, Texas, exhibited the Champion Duroc Barrow, sired by NBD3 Totally Wide Open 29-3. Amara Danner, Chalmers, Ind., claimed the Reserve Champion Duroc Barrow award with a son of HD5 HD TV 43-4.

  • An EC4 Mean Machine 147-3 son, owned by Aaron Cain, Chariton, Iowa, walked away as Champion Hampshire Barrow. EC4 Hard Rock 19-1 sired the Reserve Hampshire Barrow, shown by Collin Listen, El Reno, Okla.

  • Tana Simmons, Tipton, Ind., earned the Champion Landrace Barrow with a son of AR3 Monopoly 10-2. Another son of AR3 Monopoly 10-2, driven by J.D. Schnitker, Turkey, Texas, was named Reserve Champion Landrace Barrow.

  • The Champion Crossbred Barrow was awarded to Claire McCormick, Clifton, Texas, and the Reserve Champion Crossbred Barrow went to Cobb.

  • Ken Winebark, Lindale, Texas, evaluated the Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted barrow shows.

  • Champion Berkshire Barrow was awarded to a MRH4 Heeler 20-2 son exhibited by Brian Down, Cabery, Ill. The Reserve Champion Berkshire Barrow went to Jonathan Oram, Gilman City, Mo., for a son of CC4 Dr. Hook 31-2.

  • Champion Chester White Barrow was earned by Jenna Wheeler, Jacksonville, Ill., who showed a son of SSS14 PSSS Lumberjack 123-2. Reserve Champion Chester White Barrow honors went to Clint Newcom, Tipton, Ind., for his P&R4 Wide Power 41-2-sired barrow.

  • Bryan and Scott Bennett, Martinsville, Ill., took home Champion Poland China Barrow honors with their DDE3 Round Trip 5-4-sired barrow. Reserve Champion Poland China Barrow was awarded to Royce Kukelham, Decatur, Ind., for a son of KWB4 Big 'N Rich 25-3.

  • The Champion Spotted Barrow was exhibited by Cody Smith, Indianapolis, Ind., for his son of CS4 Onstar 11-2. Sara Wall, Prophetstown, Ill., exhibited the Reserve Champion Spotted Barrow, sired by BJB4 Shooter 21-3.

  • Overall Champion Barrow honors went to McCormick's Champion Crossbred. Overall Reserve Champion and Overall Champion Purebred Barrow was awarded to Cobb's Champion Yorkshire. Morgan's Reserve Champion Yorkshire earned Third Place Overall and Overall Reserve Champion Purebred Barrow, Fourth Place Overall Barrow went to Cobb's Reserve Champion Crossbred and Smith took home the Fifth Place Overall Barrow with his Champion Spotted.

Gilt Show

  • Anderson also evaluated the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire gilt shows. Each breed champion received $500 and $250 went to the reserve breed champions.

  • A daughter of NBD4 Ox 67-4, owned by Sara Sell, Glenwood, Iowa, captured the title of Grand Champion Duroc Gilt. Reserve Champion Duroc Gilt went to another daughter of NBD4 Ox 67-4, owned by Samantha Sell, Glenwood, Iowa.

  • Nick Grohmann, Red Bud, Ill., drove the Champion Hampshire Gilt, sired by CR2 Power 276-1. Anderson named an EC4 Mean Machine 147-3 daughter, shown by Aaron Cain, Chariton, Iowa, Reserve Champion Hampshire Gilt.

  • Grand Champion Landrace Gilt went to a CR3 Samson 287-1 daughter exhibited by Kane Weinberg, Trenton, Ill. J.D. Schnitker, Turkey, Texas, exhibited the Reserve Champion Landrace Gilt, sired by AR3 Monopoly 10-2.

  • Will Robinson, Wellsville, Mo., exhibited the Champion Yorkshire Gilt, a daughter of RNV4 Reno 13-4. An ARK3 Dynamite 58-1 daughter, owned by Claire McCormick, Clifton, Texas, earned the title of Reserve Champion Yorkshire Gilt.

  • Winebark also judged the Berkshire, Chester White, Crossbred, Poland China and Spotted gilt shows.

  • Brian Down, Cabery, Ill., drove the Champion Berkshire Gilt, a daughter of MRH4 Big Shape 2-4. Exhibiting the Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilt was Kyle Knauth, Milford, Ill. His gilt was sired by BSF4 Aces and Eights 7-2.

  • Champion Chester White Gilt honors went to a P&R2 White Out 121-1 daughter, exhibited by Kyle Rodibaugh, Rensselaer, Ind. Amy Rodibaugh, Rensselaer, Ind., showed the Reserve Champion Chester White, another P&R2 White Out 121-1 daughter.

  • Champion Poland China Gilt honors were awarded to Rachel Berry, Cable, Ohio, for a DMCW4 PSSS Curious George 37-8 daughter. Reserve Champion Poland China Gilt, a SBP5 Qwik Fix 4-6 daughter, belonged to Heather Palovik, Cushing, Okla.

  • Collin Listen, El Reno, Okla., earned Champion Spotted Gilt honors with his daughter of CS4 Big Step 9-2. Austin Langemeier, Marion, Texas, took home the Reserve Champion Spotted Gilt award for a BJB4 Black Jack 10-1 daughter.

  • The Champion Crossbred Gilt was awarded to Derby Whitefield, Paoli, Okla., while Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt honors went to Jess Luedtke, Brenham, Texas.


More than 250 youth participated in the showmanship contest. Warren Beeler, Caneyville, Ky., judged the intermediate and senior showmanship divisions, while Craig Spray, Brookston, Ind., evaluated the novice and junior classes.

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