July 3, 2019
More than 150 Kansas youth from 45 counties exhibited 317 pigs in the 2019 Bob Hines Swine Classic June 28-29 at Kansas State University.
Youth competed in a skillathon and photography contests, a pork cook-off and showmanship, as well as prospect and market hog classes. Brian Hines of Quincy, Mich., judged the event, which is named after his father, Bob Hines.
Hayden Englert of Washington County exhibited the grand champion prospect pig, followed by Landon Roberts, Marion County, reserve; Jacob DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, third, James DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, fourth; and Tyra Meyer, Lincoln County, fifth.
The champion market pig was awarded to Aubriana Vannocker of Coffey County. Completing the top five market pigs were Kyser Nemecek, Allen County, reserve; Kason Ramsey, Finney County, third; Travis Oliver, Finney County, fourth; and McKinley Sutton, Bourbon County, fifth.
In the senior showmanship division, Alya Arana of Finney County was named grand champion. The rest of that class include:
Reserve champion, James DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County
Third, Braden Mai, Russell County
Fourth, Abi Lillard, Dickinson County
Fifth, Zane McDougal, Leavenworth County
In the intermediate division, Jenna DeRouchey of Pottawatomie County was named grand champion showman. The other winners in that class include:
Reserve champion, Lane Higbie, Franklin County
Third, Calla Higbie, Franklin County
Fourth, Kyser Nemecek, Allen County
Fifth, Kaden Stroup, Linn County
In the junior division, Anah Higbie, Franklin County, was named grand champion showman. The other winners in that class include:
Reserve champion, Marley Sutton, Bourbon County
Third, McKinley Sutton, Bourbon County
Fourth, Tayte Leck, Wilson County
Fifth, Gentry Ward, Miami County
In the Skillathon contest, the top five seniors include Cord Dodson, Montgomery County, champion; James DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, reserve; Brenden Anderson, Montgomery County, third; Abi Lillard, Dickinson County, fourth; and Kolton Hall, Montgomery County, fifth.
The top five intermediate finishers in the Skillathon include Lane Higbie, Franklin County, champion; Jenna DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, reserve; Kyser Nemecek, Allen County, third; Garrison Moore, Douglas County, fourth; and Lincoln Martin, Ford County, fifth.
In the junior Skillathon, winners are Anah Higbie, Franklin County, champion; Layla Pickering, Dickinson County, reserve; Tayte Leck, Wilson County, third; Harry Langill, Nemaha County, fourth; and Ashton Neill, Atchison County, fifth.
Paige Snyder of Jackson County had the champion people’s choice photograph, followed by Ty Jones of Wabaunsee County with reserve.
The champion pork cook-off award went to the Bacon family of Morris County.
The event is hosted by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry.
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