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We’ll see you in 2023 for the 10th annual Swine Spectacular!

Swine Spectacular is an annual pork education event, for youth ages 8 to 18, traditionally held in conjunction with the Iowa State University Block & Bridle Club’s Spring Market Hog Show in Ames. Each participant will receive a 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). Guidelines below.
  • swine judging.
  • contests.
  • workshops.

Points from events will be tallied up, with awards presented at the end.

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Congratulations to our 2022 Swine Spectacular Winners!


Sweepstakes — Senior division
(front row, from left) Zoe Reffitt, Dunlap; Katelyn Foglesong, Thayer; and John Logsdon, Unionville, Mo. (back row, from left) Tucker Rohrig, Orient; Brady Allan, Le Mars; Riggs Martin, Central City; Dalton Mowbray, Kellogg; and Cole Carlson, Denison.
Sweepstakes — Intermediate division
(front row, from left) McKinley Kaysen, St. Charles; Jocelyn Richard, Estherville; Kambria Donscheski, Dunlap; and Brock White, Storm Lake. (back row, from left) Cheyenne Obrecht, Harlan; Landry Kaysen, St. Charles; Kyleigh Conklin, Tingley; Brenden Sieren, Schleswig; Kooper Bean, Marathon; and Will Voyles, Sac City.
Sweepstakes — Junior division
(from left) Danielle Drescher, Boone; Charlie Shawley, Afton; and McKinley White, Storm Lake.