Hog winner takes home ribbon and belt buckle

By Monte Miller, Record Staff Writer
Posted 11/7/19

It was a good day in the Washington Fair hog barn for Delaney Schmidt, Defiance, as she walked away with not only a market hog grand champion ribbon, but senior showmanship as well. Her 274-pound hog …

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Hog winner takes home ribbon and belt buckle

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It was a good day in the Washington Fair hog barn for Delaney Schmidt, Defiance, as she walked away with not only a market hog grand champion ribbon, but senior showmanship as well.Her 274-pound hog was purchased by Striving for Excellence, a group of businesses, which paid $10 per pound or $2,740 for the grand champion. The reserve champion market hog was exhibited by Jared Kopmann, Marthasville.Dolan Realtors bought the reserve champion for $7 per pound, or $2,009.For Schmidt, who is in her last year of showing, hogs are a family affair with two of her siblings following in her footsteps.There were 160 hogs presented in 14 classes this year and all blue ribbon winners were be eligible for the livestock auction on Saturday.Schmidt’s grand champion came out of the ninth class.She was followed closely by the 12th class winning hog shown by intermediate Jared Kopmann, Marthasville, whose hog won reserve grand champion.The judge for market hog this year was Kaleb Heintz, whose family has a farm in Bland, Mo.“These were both really, really well-built hogs,” Heintz said. “And they were both well-presented. “It was a very tough decision to pick the grand and reserve champions. There was a lot of quality top to bottom.”Before making his top selections, Heintz thanked not only the exhibitors, but also their parents.“Getting kids involved with agriculture and having them be responsible for animals teaches them a lot of valuable life lessons early on,” Heintz said. “This was an absolutely tremendous show.”First-Place WinnersThe other first-place winners were exhibited by:Kathryn Curran, Union; Meghan Seibert, Gerald; Amanda Vollmer, Washington; Henry Roetheli, Washington; Kevin Curran, Union; Abigail Keeven, New Haven; Thomas Heather, Washington; Isabelle Enke, St. Clair; and Anna Kuenzel, Washington.The first-place winners in the open class were Liz Spaunhorst, Villa Ridge.Alyssa Deppert and Kameron Huntenl were reserve open champions.In the showmanship category, Schmidt won first for the seniors; Daniel Mallinckrodt, Augusta, was first in the Intermediate division; and Isabella Fitzgerald, Washington, won the junior division.

The winners of the 2016 Washington Town and Country Fair Market Hog showmanship awards were presented Thursday, Aug. 4. Pictured, from left, are Kaleb Heintz, judge, Isabella Fitzgerald, junior division champion; Delaney Schmidt, senior division champion; and Daniel Mallinckrodt, intermediate division champion. Record Photo.


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