The top three market pigs for the Iowa State Fair were from Washington County. According to the extension office, Washington County has more 4-Hers involved in the swine show than any other county in the state of Iowa and this year a total of 14 champions and reserves from Washington County were selected in the swine department. Morgan Brinning earned Grand Champion Market Pig – the top honor in the swine department at the Iowa State Fair.
The complete list of awards is listed below.
- Morgan Brinning of the Prairie Pride 4-H Club earned Champion Mediumweight Barrow and with that same pig earned Champion Market Barrow and Grand Champion Market Pig. This is the top honor in the swine department at the Iowa State Fair.
- Sage Becker of the 76 Progressives earned champion lightweight barrow, reserve champion medium weight barrow, and with that same pig received Reserve Champion Market Barrow and Reserve Grand Champion Market Pig which is the second highest honor of the Iowa State Fair swine department.
- McKenna Brinning and her Champion Mediumweight Gilt earned 3rd place and with that same pig earned Champion Market Gilt and 3rd place Overall Market Pig.
- McKenna Brinning of the Prairie Pride 4-H Club earned Reserve Champion Commercial Gilt in the breeding swine division.
- Cole Brenneman of the Riverside Ramblers earned Reserve Champion Heavyweight Gilt.
- Macy Marek of the Jackson Jets earned Reserve Champion Spotted China Market Pig.
- Brett Wright of the Good Luck 4-H Club earned Reserve Champion Chester White Market Pig.