The National Junior Swine Association and Team Purebred joined forces with the American Royal to sponsor a Junior Pedigreed Gilt Show, held this past weekend, Oct. 23-24, in Kansas City. NSR Director of Junior Activities Alan Duttlinger and NSR Field Representative Michael Lackey assisted with the show.
Gilt entries included registered Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Landrace, Chester, Poland, or Spotted gilts, and all exhibitors were members of NJSA or Team Purebred.
At the conclusion of the show the respective Champion of each breed competed for the Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt of the show. Each of the exhibitors of breed champions recieved a $300 scholarship. In addition, the exhibitor of the Supreme Champion received a special banner and award jacket.
NJSA member Matthew Whelan of Stigler, Okla., drove his Champion Duroc Gilt to win Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt. NSR breed champions are as follows.
Champion: Matthew Whelan, Stigler, Okla. (Supreme Champion Junior Pedigreed Gilt)
Reserve Champion: Danika Miller, Terre Haute, Ind.
Champion: Aaron Cain, Chariton, Iowa
Reserve Champion: Garrett Holmes, Lebo, Kan.
Champion: Seth Smoot, Eaton, Ind.
Reserve Champion: Grayce McClimans, Alma, Kan.
Champion: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Tex.
Reserve Champion: Peyton Hill, Nevada, Tex.