Nine 4-H’ers from Lawrence County participated in the Northwest Alabama4-H Pig Squeal
Show and Auction, April 21, 2018 at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds.
Participating 4-Hers included:
Mary Kate Turner
All the participants had raised up two pigs since February and were ready to show one of the pigs at the Fairgrounds and then have it auctioned off to the highest bidder.
4Her’s arrived early to prepare their pig for the show. The showmanship judge was very patient with the youth and asked them questions about their pig – questions from the pigs weight, to the weight gain per day. Because record-keeping is part of the project the 4Her had a ready answer.
The following are just a few of the Lawrence County participants in the show ring. For many this was not the first time in the show ring – while for others it was a new experience.
At the end of the day the 4Hers had auctioned off their pig and the pig was en-route to a processing facility or heading back to the barn. Many will go on to show more pigs, while for others it was an experience, and they are on to another 4H project.