Open to youth in grades 4-12.
Market Hogs must weigh a minimum of 200 pounds to be eligible for awards at the state show.
Skillathon: Testing of your knowledge of swine and swine production (nutrition, breeds, health, etc)
Showmanship: Based on the showman’s presentation of the animal.
Show: Based on the appearance of the animal.
All project members need to attend all project meetings to learn the material required for the skillathon and PQA certification.
Show Date- January 21, 2015
2014 Suggested weight of pig to be selected to weigh 230-270 pounds on show day
Weights based on average 1.7 lbs/day gain
October 20 77-117 lbs
******Remember: A hog with the best genetics will only perform as well as the nutrition it is provided. Even an average hog will perform better with show quality feeds******
Ownership Deadline: October 20, 2014
Last Day to Tag Pigs: November 1, 2014
Regional Show: December 12, 2014 @ UT, Knoxville
State Show: January 21, 2015 @ MTSU, Murfreesboro
You need to work with your pig as much as possible to get it used to being handled and teach it to follow your commands.