Top Honors Awarded at Iowa State Fair Yorkshire Show

DES MOINES, IA (08/28/2017) (readMedia)-- RAR Genetics of Aplington received Grand Champion Boar honors at the Yorkshire Swine show judged Friday, August 18 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Valley Yorkshires of Lake City, Minn. received the Reserve Grand Champion Boar title.

Ellensohn Show Pigs of Le Mars exhibited the Grand Champion Gilt, while Ryan Morningstar of Tiffin exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Gilt.

Hauser Livestock of Grinnell was awarded the Premier Exhibitor title. The Premier Exhibitor award is presented to the exhibitor earning the highest point total in individual breeding classes for competition.

Animals are divided according to farrowing date based on the other animals entered in the competition.

Additional results follow:

Gilts Class 1

1) Kristin Boyum, Wanamingo, Minn.

2) Hauser Livestock, Grinnell

3) Kristin Boyum, Wanamingo, Minn.

Gilts Class 2

1) Ryan Morningstar, Tiffin

2) McCloud Farms Inc, Trenton, Mo.

3) Charles Shawley, Afton

4) Tyler Loudon, Creston

5) Neil Albertson, Fremont

6) Mike Ehlers, Denison

Gilts Class 3

1) Ellensohn Show Pigs, Le Mars

2) Ryan Morningstar, Tiffin

3) Rowdy Campfield, Runnells

4) Matt Rohrig, Orient

5) Hauser Livestock, Grinnell

6) Freimuth Family, Pomeroy

7) Koester Farms, Eagle Grove

8) Josh Freimuth Family, Lytton

Gilts Class 4

1) Shady Brook Farm, Oakland

2) Shady Brook Farm, Oakland

3) Matt Rohrig, Orient

4) RAR Genetics, Aplington

5) Dean Josten, Ventura

6) Matt Rohrig, Orient

7) Sanny Farms, Bondurant

8) Charles Shawley, Afton

Gilts Class 5

1) Cristen C. Clark, Runnells

2) Coppock Family Farms, Marshalltown

3) Chris McCulloh, Delmar

4) Bakker Bros. Genetics, Dike

5) Coppock Family Farms, Marshalltown

6) Chris McCulloh, Delmar

7) McCloud Farms Inc, Trenton, Mo.

Boars Calss 1

1) Brice Conover, Baxter

2) Neil Albertson, Fremont

3) Hauser Livestock, Grinnell

Boars Class 2

1) RAR Genetics, Aplington

2) Kristin Boyum, Wanamingo, Minn.

3) Matt Rohrig, Orient

4) Cristen C. Clark, Runnells

5) Hauser Livestock, Grinnell

6) Dean Josten, Ventura

Boars Calss 3

1) Valley Yorkshires, Lake City, Minn.

2) Valley Yorkshires, Lake City, Minn.


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