This past week, January 29 – February 2 the NJSA Southeast Regional Hog Show was held in Perry, GA. Participants from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and as far away as Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania competed in showmanship, purebred and crossbred categories. Appling County was well represented.
2014 Southeast Regional Crossbred Barrow Show Class 2 winner
Placed in the top ten Junior showmanship category
Placed 7th in class with Purebred Barrow
2014 NJSA Southest Regional Duroc Gilt Show Class 3 winner
10th Yorkshire Gilt Class
3rd Cross Gilt Class
2nd Cross Barrow Class
9th York Barrow Class
2014 NJSA Southeast Regional Crossbred Gilt Class 1 winner
8th in Purebred Duroc Gilt Class
The National Junior Swine Association was formally established in 2000 for youth, ages 21 and under, who have an interest in the Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire breeds of swine. The NJSA mission is to provide a network uniting purebred swine enthusiasts through a youth organization that offers competitive opportunities to reward excellence, enhance educational opportunities, promote the value of pure genetic lines, and develop leadership skills at both the state and national level. The NJSA offers youth a variety of opportunities to reach their potential through leadership conferences, scholarship programs, and national and regional junior shows featuring numerous educational contests. NJSA sponsors nine hog shows across the US.