American Royal Market Hog Show and Showmanship results

Photo courtesy of Karen Pennington, Lebanon, Ind.
Sunday, Oct. 24, marked the American Royal Market Hog Show. Entering the show ring in Kansas City were 348 market hogs, which were evaluated by Brian Anderson, Kan.

Anderson chose Reece Seibold from Sterling, Okla., with her 266-pound barrow as the Grand Champion Market Hog, which came from the Middleweight Crossbred and Champion Crossbred division. Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog went to Austin Denhart, Crawsfordville, Ind. His barrow weighed in at 257 pounds and came from the same division as the champion. Amara Danner from Chalmers, Ind., showed the Champion Duroc Market Hog and Dahlton Berg who drove from Minco, Okla., was awarded the Reserve Champion Duroc.

Aaron Cain dominated the Hampshire breed in both the gilt and market hog show as he was awarded the Champion Hampshire Market Hog along with his winning gilt. Following Cain was Ashtin Guyer hailing from Robinson, Ill., with her Reserve Champion Hampshire Market Hog weighing 249 pounds. Miles Toenyes of Highland, Ill., was granted the Champion Yorkshire Market Hog honors and Dustin Ham from Whitesboro, Texas, won the Reserve Grand Champion Yorkshire Market Hog banner.

The American Royal also hosted a showmanship contest Saturday, Oct. 23, for the youth who were interested in showing off their showmanship skills. Champion Showman Overall was Danielle Dobson and Reserve Champion Showman Overall was awarded to Bailey Farrer of Royal Center, Ind.. Division results are as follows:

Senior Division (17-20 years of age)
1. Danielle Dobson, Morton, Texas
2. Bailey Farrer, Royal Center, Ind.

Intermediate Division (13-16 years of age)
1. Peyton Hill, Nevada, Texas
2. Hailee Miller, Nevada, Mo.

Junior Division (9-12 years of age)
1. Skylar Knapp, Greenfield, Ind.
2. Matthew Whelan, Stigler, Okla.

The American Royal, Kansas City's longest running show, has been a Kansas City tradition since 1899. During September, October and November, more than 250,000 people attend the American Royal. For more information about the American Royal livestock shows, contact Karrie Manley at 816.569.4054 or

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