The eighth annual Swine Spectacular took place Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Boone.

Swine Spectacular is an annual pork education event for youth ages 8 to 18. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt and compete throughout the morning to win various prizes.

Attendees can earn points in the following ways:

  • photo and essay entries (optional, due for judging prior to the event). 2021 guidelines below.
  • a skill-a-thon.
  • a written test.
  • Animal U workshops (optional, to be completed prior to the event). 2021 guidelines and tracking sheets below.

Points are tallied up—the five youth with the most points in each division (junior, intermediate and senior) are notified, and they will then prepare for a recorded media interview, when a judge will ask them to respond to two on-the-spot questions related the the pork industry. Awards will follow the media interviews.

More information:

BEGINNER — Animal U completion code tracking sheet

INTERMEDIATE — Animal U completion code tracking sheet

ADVANCED — Animal U completion code tracking sheet

 


Congratulations to our 2021 Swine Spectacular Winners!

Sweepstakes – Senior division
Sweepstakes – Intermediate division
Sweepstakes – Junior division