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Hogging the show -- youth livestock show concludes

By Laura Collins
Published in News on April 9, 2010 1:46 PM

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First place in senior showmanship Marisa Linton guides her hog into the ring Thursday morning during the 62nd Annual Wayne County Livestock Show and Sale Hog Show.

It's going to be an interesting week at the Barwick household.

Siblings Jensen, 9, and Madisen, 13, both won first place in their division in the Hog Showmanship portion of the annual Livestock Show and Sale Thursday. Jensen won first place in the novice division, and Madisen won first place in the junior division.

"This is my first time ever winning first place and I've shown a hog for the last four years," Jensen said.

The siblings were both in Class 2 for the Best of Show part of the competition, which is determined based on the weight of the hog. Jensen placed first in the category and Madisen placed second. The overall Grand Champion also went to Jensen and Reserve Champion to his big sister Madisen. After hearing about their wins, Jensen who was in a pen with his hog, climbed over his neighbors' pen to shake his sister's hand.

"This has been a really good process and it's been a lot of fun for us," Madisen said of raising the hogs with her brother.

She added that there wasn't sibling rivalry between the two, but said Jensen will most likely give her a hard time about his win. The two had been raising their hogs since mid-January, working with them every day to get them ready for the show and sale.

"Madisen and Jensen do a really good job of sharing the responsibility," said Eileen Coite, Extension Service livestock agent. "They have a lot of teamwork and they both live for when this show comes around."

Thursday was a day full of competition and winners at the Livestock Show and Sale. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the day was the costume contest where exhibitors and their goats dressed up in costume.

Matthew Lutze and his goat won first place; the two dressed as each other for the event. Abigail Johnson and her goat placed second, dressed as husband and wife hunters. Elizabeth Rowe and her goat placed third, dressed as a chef and the meat. Mary Dunn and her goat place third, dressed as Hawaiian luau dancers. And Daniel Dunn and his goat placed fifth dressed as construction workers.

More awards were given at the Award Ceremony Thursday night recogn- izing extra effort, out- standing achievement and sportsmanship.

Novice Hog


*Second Place, Gage Grady

*Third Place, Cole Grady

*Fourth Place, Caleb Heath

*Fifth Place, Jodie Price

Junior Hog


*Second Place, Alec Linton

*Third Place, Jacob Sauls

*Fourth Place, Marley Price

*Fifth Place, Garrett Grady

Senior Hog


*First Place, Marisa Linton

*Second Place, Elizabeth Price

*Third Place, Avery Faulkner

*Fourth Place, John David Howard

*Fifth Place, Adam McCullen

Market Hog Class 1

(230-240 pounds)

*First Place, Marisa Linton

*Second Place, John David Howard

*Third Place, Caleb Heath

*Fourth Place, Justin Price

*Fifth Place, Zachary Price

Market Hog Class 2

(250-265 pounds)

*Third Place, Cole Barwick

*Fourth Place, Jacob Sauls

*Fifth Place, Alec Linton

Market Hog Class 3

(270-280 pounds)

*First Place, Jacob Sauls

*Second Place, Garrett Grady

*Third Place, Garrett Grady

*Fourth Place, Hunter Barwick

*Fifth Place, John David Howard

Extra Effort Award

*Feeder calves, Rebecca Grady

*Market hogs, Luke Hill

*Meat goats, Bradley Glover




*Feeder calves, Avery Faulkner

*Market hogs, Janna Price

*Meat goats, Daniel Dunn

The sportsmanship award, which was voted on by fellow exhibitors, went to Marisa Linton.

A scholarship was also awarded Thursday night. It went to high school senior Elizabeth Price.