NAVASOTA — Select members of the WHS FFA who raise pigs competed on Aug. 27 at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota at the first ever “Stud Show”.
The show is a futurity show, meaning only pigs purchased from the breeders at The Stud and RW Genetics can participate.
“We found out about this show from an invitation to participate by breeder Kelton Mason and Rick Whitman,” said WHS agriculture teacher, James Glenn.
Glenn purchased the pigs in May for the show at the State Fair of Texas on Oct. 4.
Students who showed pigs at the show include Mackenzie Baugh, Kelsey Duke, Mitchell Duke, Chris Karslake, Madison Salazar, Haden Smith and Jacob Vincent.
“Madison Salazar got second in the Dark OPB class, as well as reserve champion Dark OPB, Chris Karslake got 3rd in Dark OPB and Whitney Johnson got 4th in the heavyweight Hampshire's,” Glenn said.
According to http://thestudboars.com/, $5,000 worth of prizes were given out to participants.
Madison Salazar won $140 for second place, Chris Karslake won $80 for third place and Whitney Johnson won $40 for fourth place.
“The kids and I had a great time. The kids all stood out for their showmanship and we can see that the program really is growing,” Glenn said.
Glenn was pleased with the outcome of the show and wishes to return to participate in the future.
Kelsey Poynor, @KPoynor_WDL