Texas 4-H and FFA members will exhibit over 1,000 purebred gilts in the Junior Purebred Gilt Show representing eight of the most popular breeds in the US swine industry. These include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spot, and Yorkshire. These six to eight month old gilts are shown within their breed by age. Class winners vie for breed champion honors. Those breed champions then compete for Supreme Champion. Each breed has different characteristics that make them valuable to the industry. Gilts are judged on their ability to be productive sows.
*If you are planning on bringing a large group of Purebred and Crossbred gilts, contact the Livestock Office for arrival instructions.
More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.
Schedule of Events
|Junior Purebred Gilt Show||February 8||7am||Swine Barn Arena|
|Junior Purebred Gilt Show||February 9||7am||Swine Barn Arena|
2018 Junior Purebred Gilt Show Rules - *Minimum of 2 gilts per pen. Plan on bringing or purchasing pen dividers.
2018 Animal Health Requirements - *Breeding gilts (purebred and crossbred) must have Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers)
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