The 33rd Annual Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Swine Classic youth swine show was held earlier this month at CiCo Park in Manhattan. There were 130 youth exhibitors from 38 counties showing 310 pigs.
The event includes educational activities, such as a swine skillathon and photo contest, as well as exhibitors competing in a showmanship contest, a prospect hog show, and a market hog show. There were 72 participants in the swine skillathon and 23 in the photo contest.
This event is hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, with swine graduate students and faculty members contributing their time and efforts to prepare, set-up, and work the event. KPA is a sponsor of the Swine Classic.