The requirements to participate in the “Martin County Born & Raised” 4-H Market Swine Class will be the same as in years past and can be found below.
“Martin County Born & Raised” 4-H Market Swine Class
Trophies awarded to the Champion and Reserve in this class, as well as premiums for blue, red and white ribbons.
1. To promote “Martin County’s born & raised” swine production and swine producers.
2. Swine must be owned by the exhibitor, or the exhibitor’s immediate family.
3. Swine must be born and raised in Martin County
Be brought into Martin County for finishing from a pigflow in which the exhibitor’s immediate family has ownership, is employed by full-time, or has a contract with which to receive pigs from at least 3 times or more per year.
Swine were purchased by a family from a source that qualifies as above.
4. Commercial swine must be declared as such on the 4-H affidavit and a veterinarian familiar with that pigflow must sign the affidavit confirming their qualifications prior to Swine Check-In at the Martin County Fair. The completed affidavit must be submitted to the 4-H Office.
5. Up to 4 barrows and 1 market gilt - OR - 3 barrows and 2 market gilts per exhibitor are eligible and these entries count toward the total of 6 swine eligible to be taken to the Martin County Fair per 4-H exhibitor. There will be no breeding gilt class in this commercial division. If a sixth animal is brought, it would have to be a breeding gilt to be entered in the regular breeding gilt class.
6. Barrows and gilts will be shown in separate classes.
7. Pigs must be sired by a boar owned by the family or from non-show pig semen from the boar stud this pigflow normally uses.
8. If everyone abides by these rules and are consistent with the spirit intended for this competition, this separate class will continue.
9. Individual swine can be shown in either this commercial class OR the regular market class, not both.
10. The “Martin County Born & Raised” market pigs will participate in the selection process for State Fair line-up if they are eligible (ear notched, ID-ed in 4HOnline by May 15, etc.) to go.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Martin County Born & Raised swine must be declared as such on the 4-H affidavit and a veterinarian familiar with that pigflow must sign the affidavit confirming their qualifications. This paperwork is due to the Extension Office by prior to County Fair (or 4-H showcase equivalent) Check-In. The swine participating must have been identified in 4HOnline before the May 17 Deadline.
Please return the affidavit completed and signed by an appropriate veterinarian to the County Extension Office prior to County Fair (or 4-H showcase equivalent) Check-in. This documentation is required to participate in the Martin County Born & Raised 4-H Market Swine Class.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Martin County Extension Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 507-235-3341.