Department I - 4-H
Division Q - Swine

​Superintendent: Cory Meek 360-508-6218 kendrameek13@gmail.com

RULES

  1. Juniors and Intermediates may exhibit three animals in this class, while seniors may exhibit four animals. Prior approval from superintendent must be obtained to bring additional animals.
  2. Animals in Lot A must be four months of age.
  3. One animal out of a pen of two or three CANNOT be shown as a single.
  4. All 4-H swine exhibitors are required to show their own animals in fitting and showing, unless special permission is granted by the superintendent for safety issues or handling of animals. Premium could be forfeited. (As stated in the 4-H Animal Science General Rules).
  5. Animals exhibited in Lots F and G of Classes 1 – 8 (lactating sows) may not be used in Class 11, Fitting & Showmanship, for safety and animal well being.

SWINE TYPE

CLASS 1 – CHESTER WHITE

CLASS 2 – DUROC

CLASS 3 – POLAND CHINA

CLASS 4 – HAMPSHIRE

CLASS 5 – YORKSHIRE

CLASS 6 – BERKSHIRE

CLASS 7 – CROSSBREEDS

CLASS 8 – OTHER BREEDS

Note: All animals will be shown by breed (Animals may not be shown in order of class).
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White – 30

LOT

  1. Junior Spring Gilt, farrowed after March 14, this year.
  2. Senior Spring Gilt, farrowed between Jan 1 and March 14, this year.
  3. Senior Gilt, farrowed after August 1, previous year a
  4. Sow, farrowed after August 1, previous year and December 31, previous year
  5. Boar, 4-6 months
  6. Sow to farrow at fair**
  7. Sow and litter, not less than 6 pigs under 9 weeks of age **

** Any exhibitor bringing a sow and litter or a sow to farrow at fair must provide the following items at fair for the safety of their animals. Failure to do so may result in the animal(s) not being permitted to be at fair.

1. Creep
2. Heat Lamps
One Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected from Lots A – D and Lots F and G in each breed, if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

One Grand Champion and one Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from all gilts/sows designated Champion in Lots A – D and Lots F and G of Classes 1 – 8. Awards will be made if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

CLASS 9 – FEEDER SWINE (Less than 150 LBS)
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White - 30

LOT

  1. Feeder (1)
  2. Feeder (Pen of 2)
  3. Feeder (Pen of 3)

CLASS 10 – MARKET SWINE
Points: Blue – 55 Red – 40 White - 30

LOT

  1. Market swine-non sale animal (150-285 LBS)
  2. Market swine-sale animal-USDA 1 or USDA 2 (220-300 LBS)

** Weight divisions will be determined by the superintendent and/or judge.

One Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected for each weight division for Lot L for Class 10, if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

One Grand Champion and one Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from all Market Swine-sale animal, designated Champion in Lot L of Class 10. Awards will be made if quality of animals merits the award. Additional premium points will not be assigned.

CLASS 11 – SWINE FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 40 White – 30

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

Champion and Reserve Champion rosettes will be awarded in each Lot in Class 11 with no additional premium points awarded.