The 2015 Pincher Creek and District 4-H Market Hog Achievement Show and Sale was held on Monday, June 1. Twenty members of Rocky Mountain Swine Club and Chinook Multi Club brought their project animals to the Horseshoe Pavilion to be judged by Art Friesen in the age groups of Senior, Intermediate, and Junior. Friesen was judging attributes in the categories of Market Hog, Showmanship, and Grooming. Michelle Spencer was MC for the event. The kids worked throughout the entire season to deliver a healthy well formed animal, and on show day they worked to keep their animals clean, calm, and showed them to the best of their abilities. It was great to see the co-operation between the members of both clubs as they prepared for the events of the day.
|Interclub Grand Champion Taylor Deley with Art Friesen and Jeff Hammond|
|Interclub Reserve Champion and Rocky Mountain Swine Club Reserve Grand Champion Mayz Vance|
|Rocky Mountain Swine Club Grand Champion Nelz Vance|
|Chinook Multi Club Champion Cadence Sinnott with Jeff Hammond and Art Friesen|
^ Chinook Multi Club (Logan Deley is missing from photo) with Grant Byers of Pincher Creek Meats, buyer of their Scholarship Market Hog
In between judging and the sale the kids visited with each other, groomed their animals and prepared themselves to bring their animals before the buyers. This was a time for fun and last minute adjustments. Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange members volunteered to run the sale. They kept a brisk pace. Many in the audience knew each other and chatted away while having fun bidding, making it a lively event.
photos: T. Lucas and Myra Hammond
Rocky Mountain Swine Club
Levi Anderson, Tyson Goodreau, Danika Starzyk, Chaz Vance, Bryce Conley
Lewis Anderson, Nelz Vance, Josh Conley
Mayz Vance, Kate Conley
Chinook Multi Club
Brooke Hammond, Jillanna Hammond, Maeran Hinch, Taylor Deley
Jaxon Hammond, Shawn Hammond, Kiera Hinch, Logan Deley, Cadence Sinnott, Dakota Grineage
|Lewis Anderson and Marcus|
|Nelz, Chaz, and Mayz Vance|
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.