2011 NJSA Eastern Regional Foundation Female

Dam of KAAU1 Sarah 1-7
KAAU0 Sarah 14-9 (HRFD PSSS Belgian 25-5 x WGW8 Headliner 58-1)

2011 NJSA Eastern Regional Foundation Female
KAAU1 Sarah 1-7
(CRSH9 PSSS Colt 45 9-6 x ISJH0 Sarah 14-9)
Born Feb. 8, 2011
Bred by Kane and Adrian Austin, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Donated by the Steve & Holly Austin family, Mt. Vernon, IL. 

Adrian Austin showed the mother of Sarah at the 2010 Eastern Regional where she was Champion Yorkshire female. Kane Austin showed her littermate sister who was Reserve Champion Yorkshire female at the 2011 Illinois State Fair Junior show. The Austins say "Sarah is a very long sided, feminine featured female who is adequate in her muscle shape and she is very sound in her movement. She is almost an exact replica of her mother with the exception of being a little longer and more expressive in her muscle shape, especially out through her hip and rump."

Thank you to the Austin family, for your generous donation to support the NJSA!

Littermate sister to Sarah

Eastern Regional Silent Auction

Would you like to help make the NJSA Eastern Regional Silent Auction a success? If so bring an item to donate to the silent auction. You can bring anything that you would like to donate. Popular items have been jewelry, purses, feed or vet supplies, home decor, bbq sets, team shirts and hat and anything else you can think of that people would enjoy.

Please bring your item to check in and we will check it in and display it for you.

The silent auction will be open at 4:00 on Friday and close at 4:00 on Saturday. Please feel free to call if you have any questions regarding the silent auction or items that you would like to donate.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Gordon Spronk honored with Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

From Pfizer Animal Health
Spronk (left) and Sornsen at the 
2011 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Gordon Spronk, DVM, is the recipient of the 2011 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. The award was presented at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, Sept. 17-20, 2011, in St. Paul, Minn. by Pfizer Animal Health and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. 
"We are privileged to honor such an exceptional animal health care leader," says Steve Sornsen, DVM, MS, senior director, pork technical services at Pfizer Animal Health. "Dr. Spronk has provided knowledge and skill to many clients and has set an excellent example of leadership and dedication to not only his peers but also to the whole industry."

Spronk is the 18th recipient of this award that honors individuals who have made a significant impact on swine health management research and was created in honor of Allen D. Leman. Leman strived to bring together professionals to discuss new research and important issues in the swine industry. He also helped establish the swine conference for this purpose.

"I'm humbled to have received this award because it symbolizes work by practitioners that are making significant contributions from the field to research that is moving disease control and elimination forward," says Gordon Spronk, DVM. "It recognizes the role that the practitioner plays from the field."

He adds: "Dr. Al Leman was my mentor and the reason that I'm a swine veterinarian. It's very rewarding receiving an award in his name and from the University of Minnesota, my alma mater."

For the past 30 years, Spronk has been a staff veterinarian and partner at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in Pipestone, Minn. He serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, where he sits on the advisory board of the Swine Disease Eradication Center.

Named Swine Practitioner of the Year by the American Association of Swine Practitioners in 2000, Spronk has earned recognition by being active in the field of swine health, management and production.

He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.

"As part of Pfizer Animal Heath's ongoing Commitment to Veterinarians™ - this award helps signify our support and investment in the future of this profession," says Sornsen. "We strive to honor and recognize deserving individuals, such as Dr. Spronk, who have made a difference in our industry." 

Pfizer Animal Health, a business of Pfizer Inc., is a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines, investing an estimated $300 million annually in animal health product research and development. For more information about how Pfizer Animal Health works to ensure a safe, sustainable global food supply from healthy swine and other livestock, visit PfizerAH.com.  

National Swine Registry offers four internships, apps. due Dec. 1

2011 NSR interns Scott Dean, Kan., Libby Williams, Colo., Rebecca Keel, Wis., and Cassie Holloway, Md.
National Swine Registry Internships

NSR Marketing & Communications Intern
A fabulous opportunity to spend the summer working in the purebred swine industry while learning new skills and expanding your marketing and communications portfolio!

This is a tailor-made internship – you help make it what you want it to be! As the NSR Marketing & Communications Intern, you will have the opportunity to work with NSR staff to personally design your internship curriculum and focus on the areas of marketing and communications in which you are most interested, or want to gain experience. Options* for a summer work plan include feature writing for Seedstock EDGE, advertisement design and page layout, magazine production, online content development, photography, video editing, promotional campaign design, and more! You will have the chance to collaborate on projects with the National Junior Swine Association, report on national shows, and brainstorm and develop new ideas for growing and promoting the NSR. *Several projects such as show reports and feature stories are required for all interns.

For full description and application instructions, visit: http://www.nationalswine.com/Home_pages/Internships.html
Contact: Tamara Choat, Director of Marketing & Communications, tamara@nationalswine.com

National Junior Swine Association Intern
Do you love the purebred swine industry? Have a passion for working with youth? Enjoy facilitating programs and planning events? Then the National Junior Swine Association Internship is meant for you!

The NJSA Internship will provide experience in planning and executing shows and leadership events for the nation’s largest youth livestock organization. You will have the opportunity to assist NJSA staff with planning the World Pork Expo Junior National and the organization’s pinnacle event – the National Junior Summer Spectacular, as well as help lead the NJSA board of directors, write Youth Spotlight highlights, take photos and video, facilitate web updates, and write articles for the e-Pinnacle newsletter. This internship provides experience in event planning, communications, youth leadership, and livestock show production.

For full description and application instructions, visit: http://www.nationalswine.com/Home_pages/Internships.html
Contact: Cally Hass, Director of Junior Activities, cally@nationalswine.com

NSR Field Staff Internship
A terrific opportunity to learn about purebred swine breeding operations and pedigreed show facilitation while you develop contacts within the swine industry!

The NSR Field Staff Internship provides on-the-road experience traveling with full-time NSR Field Representatives, and opportunities to both learn from and contribute to field activities. Responsibilities include visiting purebred swine farms and A.I. boar studs; assisting at NSR-sponsored events including the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular in Louisville, Ky.; assisting at state fairs; and other field staff duties as assigned.

For full description and application instructions, visit: http://www.nationalswine.com/Home_pages/Internships.html
Contact: Mike Paul, Vice President of Operations, mike@nationalswine.com

NSR Pedigree Internship
If you are interested in the purebred registration process and recording of swine pedigrees, this is your chance to get hands-on experience behind the scenes at the NSR.

The NSR Pedigree Department Internship offers the opportunity to participate in and learn to register litters, process show entries, search and deliver pedigrees, provide customer service, and complete various data handling processes associated with a purebred livestock records system. This internship will also provide exposure to DNA testing and coding and STAGES™ data entry, as well as attendance and assistance with data entry and recordkeeping at NSR shows.

For full description and application instructions, visit: http://www.nationalswine.com/Home_pages/Internships.html
Contact: Robin Lucas, Administrative Assistant, robin@nationalswine.com

Hummel leaves NSR

NSR Field Representative Kade Hummel left the NSR in August to take a position as manager of the show feed division of JBS United. Hummel worked for the NSR since March 2005, when he started as a field representative focusing on the activities of the National Junior Swine Association before transitioning to a general field representative covering parts of the Midwest and California, Oklahoma and Texas. He was responsible for promoting purebred Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire swine, providing technical assistance to breeders, attending NSR and NJSA events, and promoting involvement in registry shows and sales. Hummel looks forward to management opportunities and a steady geographical work base in his new position. 

On behalf of the entire NSR, we thank Kade for his dedicated work and wish him the best in his new career.

JBS United, Lindner Feeds form show feed partnership

JBS United enters agreement to manufacture, market and distribute Lindner Feed and Milling Company's swine show feeds

SHERIDAN, Ind. – JBS United and the Lindner Feed & Milling Company have entered into an agreement for JBS United to be the exclusive manufacturer, marketer and distributor of Lindner's Swine Show Feeds in the Midwest and other regions not currently served by Lindner Feed & Milling. The combined entity will co-brand Lindner's existing products and operate as "Lindner-United."

In addition to existing Lindner showpig feed products, this agreement also allows JBS United and Lindner to collaborate on new products. Lindner's experience and success providing products for showpigs, combined with JBS United's history of animal nutrition research, is expected to lead to exciting new products.

Lindner–United will offer the product line at existing JBS United locations and will be actively pursuing dealers throughout the Midwest to distribute the product line. Kade Hummel of Cabery, Ill., has been hired to serve in the newly created role of Show Feed Product Manager. Additionally, Jesse Heimer of Taylor, Mo., is working with the company on behalf of Lindner to assist in the areas of marketing, distribution and technical service for all products.

Regarding the agreement and his new position, Hummel stated, "We are excited about what this agreement means to both companies, as well as our customers. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the youth livestock program. Together, we can provide proven, superior quality, affordable show feeds to a large and growing market located throughout the United States."

For dealer inquiries and other product questions, Kade Hummel can be reached at 815.419.7914 or kade.hummel@jbsunited.com.

About JBS
United Since its founding in 1956, JBS United has been dedicated to providing research-based solutions to enhance animal nutrition and livestock production profitability. The company, and it's over 400 employees, provides various products and services to dairy, swine, cattle, poultry and other animal producers worldwide. For more information, visit the JBS United website at www.JBSunited.com.

About Lindner Feed and Milling Company
The Lindner Feed and Milling Company is headquartered in the central Texas town of Comfort, where it was founded in 1938. The company is a 4th generation, family-owned business that provides high-quality feeds and ranching products, at low prices, to farmers, ranchers, hunters and stock show participants. Lindner is the market share leader for swine show feeds in the southwestern United States. For more information, visit the Lindner website at www.LindnerFeed.com

Purdue career night to provide information on pork industry careers

From Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As students begin their search for internships and regular jobs, a career night on Oct. 3 will give them the chance to learn about opportunities in the pork industry. Hosted by the Purdue University Pork Interest Group, the Fall Pork Career Night will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 3-113 of Lilly Hall.

Representatives from pork industry businesses MPPP Farms, Pig Improvement Company North America, Indiana Packers Corporation, JBS United, Novus International and Pfizer Animal Health will give brief presentations. They also will take part in a panel discussion about careers in commercial production, seedstock production, pork processing, the feed industry and supporting industry sales and technical support. Andon Boocher, a 2005 Purdue Animal Sciences alumnus, will share his experience in transitioning from college to a career in the pork industry. He will give students advice on what they should do while still in college and what companies are looking for in graduates.

"It is important for students to realize the variety of career opportunities available in the pork industry. Each company will discuss what they look for when hiring, which will be useful to students as they apply for jobs," said Allan Schinckel a Purdue Extension animal scientist. 

Schinckel said interest in the event, now in its third year, has increased since it started. He expects 20-30 students to take advantage of the program, which is one of several the department puts on to help place students in internships, and full- and part-time jobs.

The Fall Pork Industry Career Night will be recorded and posted to the Purdue pork page at http://www.ces.purdue.edu/pork/ and the Department of Animal Sciences’ career page at http://www.ag.purdue.edu/ansc/pages/careers.aspx. Pizza will be served. Those interested should RSVP by Oct. 1 to aschinck@purdue.edu or 765-494-4836.

2011 National Barrow Show Sire Progeny Test winners named

The NATIONAL BARROW SHOW® Sire Progeny Test remains the most extensive, unbiased evaluation of progeny performance available to purebred swine breeders.

Currently, 12 different measures of progeny performance are recorded on every pig that completes the testing period. These include evaluations of carcass composition, growth performance, meat quality, and eating quality. These data are compiled and returned to participating breeders for use within their individual breeding or marketing program. 

Changes within the industry have lead to different production and marketing schemes utilized by purebred breeding herds. In general, these can be characterized as either: a) mainstream pork production aimed at efficient production of lean product, or b) production aimed at enhanced eating quality. In order to reflect these industry changes, the NBS® Progeny Test evaluated the progeny performance of a sire based on the two production systems described above and recognizes sires that excel in either or both of the production and marketing structures. Specifically, sires that excel in mainstream pork production traits will be recognized with “SUPER SIRE™” Awards, while sires that excel in eating quality-based traits will receive “PORQUE” Awards (PORk Quality Excellence). 

SUPER SIRE™ Index: Used to reflect mainstream pork production where 90 percent of the weight is given to components of lean gain and 10 percent of the weight is assigned to characters that influence consumer acceptance.

2011 SUPER SIRE™ Award Winners
Compart’s Boar Store
Waldo Farms
Whiteshire Hamroc
Whiteshire Hamroc
Waldo Farms
Waldo Farms

PORQUE Index: Used to reflect a production and marketing system where primary emphasis is based on meat quality traits with a sufficient level of lean growth. This objective places 10 percent of the weight on components of lean growth, while 90 percent of the weight is given to characters that influence consumer acceptance.

2011 PORQUE Awards Winners
Instron Tender
% IM Fat

Forkner Farms │TRULINE®Genetics
CC9 BASIC 15-6
Whiteshire Hamroc
Whiteshire Hamroc
Whiteshire Hamroc
WHIH9 SAKI 474-6
Whiteshire Hamroc
WHIH8 UKI 403-8

In order for a sire to be eligible for either SUPER SIRE™ or PORQUE recognition, the sire average must include six pigs that completed the testing period eligible for market and were not disqualified for soundness. The top 20% of the sires in each breed and the entire test were awarded.
If you have any questions regarding the Progeny Test in general, please contact

Amanda Tiedemann at 507-437-5306 or aktiedemann@hormel.com.
The NATIONAL BARROW SHOW® Sire Progeny Test is sponsored by the following:
  • Hormel Foods
  • Iowa State University
  • Allflex
  • National Pork Producers Council
  • Iowa Pork Producers Association
  • National Pork Checkoff
  • National Swine Registry
  • American Berkshire Association
  • Certified Pedigreed Swine
The 2012 NBS® Progeny Test delivery date is set for Friday, March 23, 2012, so plan your matings now.

2011 National Barrow Show Hampshire Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 National Barrow Show
Austin, Minn.
Sept. 12-14

Hampshire Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Kevin Wendt, Ohio
8 boar • Average $1,600 • Total $12,800
29 gilts • Average $1,009 • Total $29,250
Hampshire Sale Total = $42,050
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.

Premier Sire
Owned by Arkfelds, Neb., Flory Family Show Pigs and Nagel, Kan.

Reserve Premier Sire
Owned by DaJa View, Ohio and Earnharts, Ind.

Mills Brothers, Ill., drive their Champion Hampshire Gilt who was a littermate to the Hampshire Hog College Boar. She sold to Leah Davis, Iowa, for $2,900.

2011 National Barrow Show Crossbred Boar Sale Results

2011 National Barrow Show
Austin, Minn.
Sept. 12-14

Crossbred Boar
Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, Ohio
12 boars• Average $2,275 • Total $27,3000
Crossbred Sale Total = $27,3000
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.

Steve Linnebur, Ind., owned the second top-selling and Champion Crossbred Boar. Ploeger Show Pigs, Iowa, purchased his boar for $7,800.

2011 National Barrow Show Duroc Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 National Barrow Show
Austin, Minn.
Sept. 12-14

Duroc Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, Ohio
10 boar • Average $1,975 • Total $19,750
26 gilts • Average $931 • Total $24,200
Duroc Sale Total = $43,950
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.

Premier Sire
Owned by Shipley Swine Genetics, Ohio, and Chuck & Ben Olsen, S.D.

Reserve Premier Sire
Owned by RAR Genetics and Dave Martin, Iowa

Patrick Arkfeld, Neb., drives the high-selling, Reserve Grand Champion Duroc boar. Top Cut Genetics, Ind., purchased his entry for $9,500.

2011 National Barrow Show Landrace Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 National Barrow Show
Austin, Minn.
Sept. 12-14

Landrace Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Dan Baker, Ind.
1 boar • Average $400 • Total $400
3 gilts • Average $667 • Total $2,000
Landrace Sale Total = $2,400
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.

Premier Sire
Owned by Prairie State Semen, Inc., Ill., Wintex and Kyle Stephens, Texas

Reserve Premier Sire
Owned by Russell Whewell, Ill.

McGrew Showpigs, Ill., had the top-selling Landrace. Their Hog College Gilt sold to Lance & Mitchell Westcamp, Ohio, for $1,100.

2011 National Barrow Show Yorkshire Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 National Barrow Show
Austin, Minn.
Sept. 12-14

Yorkshire Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Dan Baker, Ind.
18 boars • Average $2,239 • Total $40,300
39 gilts • Average $1,062 • Total $41,400
Yorkshire Sale Total = $81,700
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.

Premier Sire
Owned by Jack Rodibaugh & Sons, Ind.

Reserve Premier Sire
SDH9 Buffalo 8-4
Owned by Shipley Swine Genetics, Ohio

Huinker & Boyum, Iowa, drive their Yorkshire Hog College Gilt. She sold to Mike Stickler, Ill., for $7,000.

Adwell and Hodson recognized at the 2011 National Barrow Show

Harold Hodson was inducted into the NATIONAL BARROW SHOW® Hall of Fame.
Hodson has contributed his talents in many different arenas at the NBS®, starting in 1960, as high individual in the judging contest.

While serving as the judging coach at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Hodson coached two winning teams, in ’76 and ’78. In 1972, Hodson initiated the first “pilgrimage” and started the tradition that continues today where teams practice at different farms in route to the NBS®. His ability to evaluate livestock was recognized by his peers. Hodson has served on the truckload committee and has stepped into the ring to evaluate several breeds at the NBS®. His contributions to the judging contest will long be remembered, from serving as a member of the selection to committee and as the referee official to providing critique for judges in the 4-H/FFA division along with providing awards for top individuals for many years.

The NATIONAL BARROW SHOW® and the National Association of Swine Records are honored to present Harold Hodson with the 2011 Hall of Fame Award.
Jerry Adwell was presented the Distinguished Service Award at the 2011 NATIONAL BARROW SHOW®

It is an honor for the NBS®, the National Association of Swine Records and the past and present NBS® exhibitors and participants to recognize Adwell and express their gratitude for his years of service and dedication to the event.

2011 National Barrow Show Judging Contest Results

AUSTIN, MINN. (Sept 13, 2011) -- Winners in the 65th annual NATIONAL BARROW SHOW® Swine Judging Contest held Sept. 12th in Austin, Minn., were Texas Tech University of Lubbock in the senior college division; Black Hawk East, Kewanee, Ill., in the junior college division; and Dekalb County 4-H, Ill., in the junior division.

The winning team in each of the three levels of judging competition was awarded according to points accumulated in the contest. This year’s contest attracted 72 teams and 406 participants.

Senior College Division
Texas Tech University won first place in the senior college division with a score of 3035 points out of a possible 3250 points.

The Texas Tech team competed against 14 other teams in the university division. Members of this team, coached by Ryan Rathmann and Bryan Bernhard, included Clay Burson, Brandi  Capps, Jordan Clem, Kody Lucherk, Clay Morrison, Logan Pritchett, and Brady Ragland. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., was second in the senior college division with a score of 3003 points. Coached by Matt Claeys, this team was comprised of Maria Crandell, Jenna Day, Brent Dunham, Jared Jacobs, Tegan Simmons, Courtney Smith, and Courtney Wesner.

Oklahoma State University of Stillwater, coached by Dr. Mark Z. Johnson, came in third with a score of 3002. University of Illinois, Urbana, finished fourth with 2993 and Iowa State University, Ames was fifth with a score of 2962.

Additional team placings in the senior college division were: Sixth – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2945; Seventh – Western Illinois University, Macomb, 2918; Eighth – Chico State University, Chico, Calif., 2913; Ninth – South Dakota State University in Brookings, 2884; and Tenth – Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, 2855.

Tegan Simmons, Purdue University, was the top individual of 116 competing in the university division with 624 points out of a possible 650. In second place with 618 points, representing University of Illinois was Chance Meeter. Picking up third was Stephanie Steffes, South Dakota State University, with a score of 617. Texas Tech contestant Brandi Capps along with University of Illinois contestant Lee Rincker and Texas Tech contestant Clay Burson finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively with a score of 614. The tie was broken on higher Total Reasons Score.

Senior college reasons awards were given to the top team and top five individuals. The Texas Tech University squad captured first with 930 points. The high individual in reasons was Tegan Simmons, Purdue University with a score of 193 out of a possible 200. Texas Tech contestants Clay Morrison and Brandi Capps finished second and third respectively both with a score of 190; in fourth Amanda vonForell, Iowa State University; and fifth was Chance Meeter, University of Illinois. The ties were broken based on lower placing totals in reasons classes.

Junior College Division
Black Hawk East College, Kewanee, Ill., took home top honors out of 13 teams in the junior college division with a score of 2995 points out of a possible 3250 points.

Black Hawk East College is coached by Dan Hoge and Brian Arnold, team members were  Stephen Gentry, Jon Heaton, Jared Hoffer, Sam Mattingly, Jacee May, Nick Riecke, and Andrew Stockdale.

Redlands Community College, El Reno, Okla, finished second with a score of 2950. Redlands is coached by Tanner Winter and their team consisted of Tyler Boles, Brock Herren, Heath Link, Collin Listen, Matthew McKinley, Sierra Meyers, and Dalton Newell. Lake Land College, Matton, Ill., coached by Ryan Orrick was third at 2938. Casper College, Casper, Wy., was fourth with a score of 2919 and Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill., was fifth with 2918.

Additional team placings in the junior college division were: Sixth – Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, Colo., 2875; Seventh – Modesto Junior College, Modesto, Calif., 2851 Eighth – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, Miami, Okla., 2820; Ninth – Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, Kan., 2783; and Tenth – Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Ill., 2756. 

The 104 contestants in the junior college division made for some stiff competition for top individual with Stephen Gentry of Black Hawk East coming out ahead with a total of 610 out of a possible 650 points. Right behind in second was Emily Limes of Lake Land College with a score of 609 and in a close third was Tyler Loschen, Lincoln Land Community College with 608. Finishing fourth and fifth with 606 points was Tyler Boles, Redlands Community College, and Adam Helregel, Lake Land College, in that order with the tie broken on total reasons score.

Black Hawk East College also took home high team reasons with a score of 895 points. High reasons individual was another tight race with Dalton Newell, Redlands Community College speaking the best set of reasons with a score of 186 points. Hot on his heels with scores of 185, Stephen Gentry, Black Hawk East and Jessie McClellan, Casper College, landing second and third respectively. Close behind was Dave Ammann, Lake Land College in fourth and Nick Riecke, Black Hawk East in fifth both with scores of 184. The ties were broken based on lower placing totals in reasons classes.

Junior Division
Dekalb County 4-H, Ill., coached by Matt Dice, captured top honors in the junior division of the 65th annual NBS® Swine Judging Contest this year. There were 44 teams in the Junior Division from nine states which included Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma, Indiana,  Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Montana. The Dekalb 4-H team members Tracey Clifford, Lauren  Koeppe, Logan Rinehold, and Amber Shipe, accumulated 865 of a possible 975 points.
Earlham FFA #1, Iowa, finished second with 856 with teammates Paige Boston, Rachel Hoy, Cody Jimmerson, and Bryce Tiffany, coached by Charlie Fitzgerald. Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA, Thomas, Okla., under the guidance of Justin Kliewer came in third also with a score of 856. Gordon Central HS FFA, Ga., was fourth with 852 and Tri-Point FFA #1, Cullom, Ill., wrapped up fifth with 848 points. Ties were broken on highest total team questions.

The high individual in the junior division with a score of 302 out of 325 possible was Dustin Miller of Putnam County FFA, Ill. In second was Amber Shipe, of Dekalb 4-H, Ill., with a total of 301. With scores of 299, Holly Smith, Gordan Central HS, GA was third and Landon Johnson, St. Ansgar FFA, Iowa, placed fourth. Lucas Olson, South Hamilton FFA #1, Iowa, finished fifth with 298 points. Ties were broken on questions total.

The competition is held in conjunction with the four-day National Barrow Show® in Austin, Minn. This event is co-sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation and the National Association of Swine Records.

Amanda Tiedemann