Students compete in the State Market Hog Show


Macon County participants back row l to r: William Harp, Eli Borders, Ben Ellis, Todd Chandler, Amber Stevens, and Emma Stevens. Front row l to r: Caydra Jenkins, Coltin Jenkins, Laykin Ellis, Kenley Roark, Austin Comer, and Sarah Chandler.


Eli Borders exhibiting his 1st place market hog.


Austin Comer is pictured above in showmanship where he placed 6th in the junior division.


Kenley Roark exhibiting her 2nd place market hog.


Macon County had 12 4-H members exhibit 25 market hogs at the State Junior Market Hog Show held January 17-18 in Murfreesboro. There were 546 hogs exhibited by 305 4-H and FFA members state wide.

4-H members exhibit their hogs in weight classes, showmanship classes, carcass ultrasound class, as well as skillathon competition. Skillathon tests the members’ knowledge in breeds, meat identification, equipment, feeds, and quality assurance. Showmanship is based upon the individual’s ability to handle & show their hog. A Premier Exhibitor Award is given, which is a combination of the exhibitor’s showmanship score, skillathon score and the placing of the market hog in weight class.

Individual results:

Eli Borders- 2nd in 215-217 lbs class, 4th in 227-229 lbs class, 5th in 264-265 lbs class

Austin Comer- 6th in junior showmanship, 1st in 186-190 lbs class, 1st in 243-246 lbs class, 6th in 252-253 lbs class, 5th in 284-292 lbs

Ben Ellis- 9th in 259-261 lbs class, 3rd in 266-268 lbs class, 3rd overall carcass hog

William Harp- 4th in 212-214 lbs class, 5th in 230-233 lbs class

Coltin Jenkins- 10th in explorer showmanship

Kenley Roark- 11th in explorer showmanship, 2nd in 196-200 lbs class, 2nd in 234-236 lbs class, 8th in explorer skillathon,

Amber Stevens- 8th in 191-195 lbs class, 9th in 223-226 lbs class

Emma Stevens- 9th in 191-195 lbs class

Macon County participants back row l to r: William Harp, Eli Borders, Ben Ellis, Todd Chandler, Amber Stevens, and Emma Stevens. Front row l to r: Caydra Jenkins, Coltin Jenkins, Laykin Ellis, Kenley Roark, Austin Comer, and Sarah Chandler.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_2883-2-.jpgMacon County participants back row l to r: William Harp, Eli Borders, Ben Ellis, Todd Chandler, Amber Stevens, and Emma Stevens. Front row l to r: Caydra Jenkins, Coltin Jenkins, Laykin Ellis, Kenley Roark, Austin Comer, and Sarah Chandler.

Eli Borders exhibiting his 1st place market hog.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_2917-2-.jpgEli Borders exhibiting his 1st place market hog.

Austin Comer is pictured above in showmanship where he placed 6th in the junior division.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_2934-2-.jpgAustin Comer is pictured above in showmanship where he placed 6th in the junior division.

Kenley Roark exhibiting her 2nd place market hog.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_IMG_2946-2-.jpgKenley Roark exhibiting her 2nd place market hog.
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