Feb. 21-29, 2020 Home Made, Farm Fresh, Ranch Raised!
Feb. 21-29, 2020 Home Made, Farm Fresh, Ranch Raised!

Market Swine

Show / Contest Coordinator

Brian Alberty, 352-266-5322

More about the Market Swine Contest

This show is one of the largest youth swine shows in Florida. The Swine Show, like the Steer Show, involves feeding out the project animal for the purpose of marketing that animal for sale. From November through February, exhibitors work with their animals, keeping detailed records. Marketing is another important part of the swine project. Each exhibitor must make at least five business contacts in order to promote the sale of their hogs. We welcome you to come out and see if you can pick the Grand Champion. Then come back the following night for the fun of the sale. As with all the animal projects for the Southeastern Youth Fair, a completed record book must be turned in for the exhibitor to compete with his or her animal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, who attends the mandatory meeting and pays entry fee, is a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and lives in or goes to school in Marion County may enter this contest.

How much does it cost? $15 entry fee.

Where do I find the Entry Form? You must attend the Mandatory Meeting to receive the Entry Form.


Grand Champion – Shady 4H- Jason Batten

Reserve Grand Champion – Mason Lowery- NMMS FFA

Premier Exhibitor – Austin Bennett- Boots & Buckles 4H

  • Class 1 – Alexis Riley- Ft. McCoy MS FFA
  • Class 2 – Hailey Wise- NMHS FFA
  • Class 3 – Josh Bailey- Belleview HS FFA
  • Class 4 – Destiny Barwick- NMHS FFA
  • Class 5 – Patrick Butler- Gator Tracks 4H



  • Class 6 – Wyatt Bryson- Wild & Country 4H
  • Class 7 – Austin Bennett-Boots & Buckles 4H
  • Class 8 – Shady 4H- Jason Batten
  • Class 9 – Wild & Country 4H-Delaney Faison
  • Class 10 – Conner Lawrence – Two Rivers 4H
  • Class 11 – Mason Lowrey- NMMS FFA
  • Class 12 – Weston Payne- Two Rivers 4H


  • Class 13 – Destiny Hamilton- NMHS FFA
  • Class 14 – Cashlin Dwyer – Wild & Country 4H


  • Junior – Makayla Lowery- Kendrick 4H
  • Intermediate – Mason Lowery, NMMS FFA
  • Senior – Cashlin Dwyer, Wild & Country 4H

Record Book

  • Junior – Makayla Lowery- Kendrick 4H
  • Intermediate – Makayla Candreva- Lucky Learners 4H
  • Senior – Hailey Constable- West Port HS FFA

Herdsman Award

Lucky Learners 4H


  • Junior – Makayla Lowery- Kendrick 4H
  • Intermediate–Makayla Candreva-LuckyLeanrers4H
  • Senior – Laura Miner- Hands On 4H

Henry Gatrell Trophy

Carcass Contest –Justin Parker-Colt Country 4H

High Point Award

Mason Lowery- NMMS FFA

Tim Townley Award

Kylie Boyles- Forest High School FFA

Scholarships / Special Awards

  • Henry Gatrell Award
    • Innovation and determination are two ingredients needed to build the type of hog operation that Henry Gatrell developed with his son, Fred, here in Marion County in 1938.  Although neither spoke a word of Spanish, they developed a thriving export business to Central and South America, shipping almost their entire production of Durocs. Henry Gatrell was born in Marion County and spent his life farming. The Agribusiness Committee of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce, desiring to encourage the same spirit in young people that Henry Gatrell displayed, decided to honor an aspiring swine breeder each year at the Southeastern Youth Fair.  The Henry Gatrell Trophy is awarded to the swine exhibitor whose hog has the best ultra sound carcass at the show. There are many factors that determine a great market carcass: genetics, good health, quality feed, exercise and daily management. Like Henry Gatrell, it sometimes takes much innovation and determination to produce those blue ribbon hogs. In the process, the Chamber of Commerce hopes they are encouraging the development of “Blue Ribbon Young’uns!” Thank you Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce for supporting our youth.
  • Tim Townley Award
    • The Tim Townley Award is given to the Southeastern Youth Fair student who exhibits a true and willing spirit to help others. They are recognized by the SEYF Swine Committee as the outstanding individual for volunteering and sportsmanship.  This was Mr. Townley’s true spirit and this individual reflects his legacy.
  • High Point Award
    • High point is calculated by placing in Record Book, Showmanship, and score on Skillathon test.
  • Herdsman Award

Thank You Market Swine Sponsors

Alberty’s Fence
Anderson Columbia Company
Belleview High School FFA Alumni
BJW Site Development
Blake, Chase & Kade Calder
Boutwell Construction
Bramlett Electric
Bubba & Gay Hatcher
Carlos Alberty
Chase Plaster’s
Classic Kitchens
Country Oaks Angus Ranch, LLC
Curington Contracting, Inc.
David & Renee Stephens
Hiers-Baxley Community Care
Jerry’s Pawn & Gun
John & Nicole Hettinger
KAP Design Group
Lamerand Consulting
Leamon & Wendy Lunday
Marion County Farm Bureau
Martin’s Larsen Farms
Mayo Fertilizer
Michael Faison Maintenance
Murphy Kaufman Builders, Inc.
North East Auto & Truck Sales
Ocala Community Credit Union
Ocala Marion County CEP
Outdoor Solutions “ODS” Tree Service
Pat Kelley Builders, Inc.
Randy Rushing Plumbing
Russ & Priscilla Randall
Sack Roofing, Inc.
Seminole Stores
Summer Lea, LLC
Summerfield Sales, LLC
Toby Young Contracting, LLC
Townley Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Waggener Brother Fencing, LLC
Wood’s Garage


Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.