DIVISION L – SWINE
Superintendent: Dan Westphal
Assistant Superintendents: Ron Brownlee, Ron Belden, Dick Wallace, Ed Hansen
SWINE GENERAL RULES
1. Each exhibitor may tag up to 25 pigs. (This includes any combination of market pigs and
2. All swine (market and breeding) must be ear notched in both ears and tagged with an
official Adair County tag. Ear tags must be present, clean, and legible at the fair weigh-
3. No testing for pseudorabies is required.
4. All hogs will be tattooed as part of the entry and weigh-in process at county fair.
5. All hogs must weigh at least 220 pounds at fair weigh-in to be eligible for championship
classes and the fair sale.
6. All hogs weighing between 210 pounds and 219 pounds will be shown in a combined
lightweight gilt and barrow market class. These animals
will not be eligible for purple or lavender awards, to compete for the championship, or be
sold through the fair sale. They can be sold to the packer, but will be docked according to
market conditions. Hogs weighing less than 210 pounds will not be allowed to be shown
and if sold to the packer, will be docked according to market conditions. These hogs will
not be included in the premium sale.
7. Exhibitors identifying both 4-H and FFA pigs can not mix and match the pigs to create
their pen of three. All three pigs in pen must be either 4-H or FFA pigs.
8. Hogs should have chalk markings indicating the division in which they will be shown
before they are brought to the scale building. Blue for market barrow; green for market
gilt; red for market pen; orange for breeding gilt; and yellow for carcass. Hogs should
come to the scale building by exhibitor (4-H and FFA separately).
9. Breeding gilts cannot be shown in a market pen.
10. All swine (market and breeding) shown at the fair will be sold to the packer, unless the
exhibitor notifies the 4-H office prior to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19 with tag numbers
of pigs and meets the requirements outlined in rule 11.
11. Swine exhibitors exercising their option of not selling their hog/s to the packer as part of
the Adair County Fair group must complete required documentation of designation of the
hog when it leaves the fairgrounds. Both the exhibitor and parent/guardian must sign a
document in advance of release. Documents will be available at the Extension office prior
to the fair and at the 4-H office during the fair. Any swine which were exhibited, but not
selling as part of the Adair County Fair group to the packer, must stay on the grounds
until release. These animals are eligible for release on Sunday, July 22 between 5:00 a.m.
and 7:00 a.m. If not removed from the fairgrounds between those hours they must stay
until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning their pens
immediately following release of their animals.
12. All pigs being sold to a harvesting facility are the property of the exhibitor until they are
harvested. It is the responsibility of exhibitors to keep their animals watered and cooled
until they are loaded. Loading
time will be dependent on weather conditions and be announced at the beginning of the
13. All exhibitors are responsible for cleaning their pens and alleys after the hogs are loaded.
All swine exhibitors need to be at their pens at 7:00 a.m. Friday, July 20, to help with
swine barn clean out. Failure to clean the pen and alleyway will result in forfeiture of all
premium money earned at the fair and any premium bid paid in the auction.
SECTION I -- MARKET PIG
1. Each exhibitor may bring up to 8 market hogs. Class limits include three individuals in each
the market barrow and market gilt division, and two pens of three (any sex). (Hogs shown in
the special lightweight market class are included in this total.)
2. Animals may be purebred or grade and must be farrowed after 1/1/12.
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET GILT
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET BARROW
GRAND AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET PIG
CHAMPION AND RESERVE MARKET PEN
SECTION II -- BREEDING GILT
1. Each exhibitor may show two individual breeding gilts.
2. Breeding gilts, farrowed between January 1 and March 31, 2012, should have desirable
characteristics for production of commercial litters.
3. Exhibitors must provide birth date of gilts at tagging in April to be eligible to show in this
4. Breeding gilts may not be shown in the market pig section.
5. Breeding gilts will be classed according to birth date of the animal.
CHAMPION AND RESERVE BREEDING GILT
Senior (9th – 12th Grade)
Intermediate (7th & 8th Grade)
Junior (4th – 6th Grade)
SECTION III -- 4-H/FFA SWINE PERFORMANCE SHOW
1. Exhibitor may identify up to 6, of the pigs they identify, for the performance contest. These
pigs must be weighed at tagging. There will be a $3 entry fee per pig weighed for the
2. Pigs must be farrowed after January 1, 2012, and weigh less than 80 pounds at weigh-in
April 6 and April 7.
3. There will be no live judging of carcass hogs. Carcasses will be judged by ultrasound
evaluation on Thursday, July 19 immediately following the swine show or 2:00 p.m.,
whichever happens first.
4. Final placing will be determined by lean gain per day on test.
5. Premium paid on carcass placing by the Adair County Pork Producers:
1st – $30; 2nd – $25; 3rd – $20; 4th – $15; 5th – $10.
6. Results of the Swine Performance Contest will be announced at the supper/meeting held at
the 4-H and FFA Center Thursday, August 2,
CHAMPION & RESERVE SWINE PERFORMANCE
SPECIAL SALE RULES
1. All swine exhibitors must supply a Premise ID number and proof of completion of PQA
Plus or FSQA certification to sell to packer.
2. Only swine that are shown at the fair and sold to packer are eligible for the premium sale in
2012. Hogs weighing between 210 pounds and 219 pounds that are shown in the combined
lightweight gilt and barrow market class are not eligible for the premium sale.
3. Swine exhibitors participating in the premium sale must report to the sale ring at 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 22.
4. All hogs, with the exception of the champions, belonging to an exhibitor
will be sold together. A member that has both 4-H and FFA hogs will be considered to be
two exhibitors and will be allowed to sell their 4-H and FFA hogs in separate groups.
5. Premium bids will be solicited for each group of animals. The premium bid will be by the
head for the entire group (i.e. If the premium bid is $10 and you have 5 pigs in your group,
your total premium is $50.)
6. One packer will provide the base bid for all swine. Price discounts will be determined by the
packer and applied to the sale of each hog.
7. An additional assessment of up to $1 per head may be made to provide partial
reimbursement for exhibitors losing pig/s after they are loaded on the truck and en route to
the harvesting facility.
Special Private Treaty Sales for 2012 Only
Private treaty sales of hogs (those not selling to the packer) may be arranged between an
exhibitor and buyer. These animals will not go through the premium sale. Buyers will pay
the exhibitor directly. It is the responsibility of all buyers to complete necessary paper work
showing the pig/s destination.