February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!

Market Swine

Show / Contest Coordinator

Brian Alberty, 352-266-5322

2022 Winners

Grand Champion – Brynleigh Durham – Caprine 4H

Reserve Grand Champion – Tristen Olive – Ft. McCoy Middle FFA

Third Overall Champion – Angela Jaimes, West Port High FFA

Fourth Overall Champion – Kendall Lewis, Wild n Country 4H

Fifth Overall Champion – Bristol Leitner, Town & Country 4H

Premier Exhibitor – Aidyn Hanson – West Port High FFA

  • Class 4 – Easton Blue, Belleview Middle FFA
  • Class 5 – Melissa Reese, Belleview High FFA
  • Class 6 – Olivia Simpson, Town & Country 4H
  • Class 7 – Ashlynn Reid, Wild n Country 4H
  • Class 8 – Wild N Country 4H Club
  • Class 11 – Frank Sakuta, Caprine 4H Club
  • Class 12 – Brayden Pruitt, Belleview Middle FFA
  • Class 13 – Mackenzie Beach, Forest High FFA


  • Junior – Beckett Lourenco – Vintage 4H
  • Intermediate – Avery Lourenco – Belleview Middle FFA
  • Senior – Aidyn Hanson – West Port High FFA

Record Book

  • Junior – Abigail Shultz, Dunnellon 4H
  • Intermediate – Kendrick 4H Club (Makayla Lowery)
  • Senior – Lainey Liles – Belleview High FFA

Herdsman Group Award

Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H Club


  • Junior – Evelyn Pierpont, Town & Country 4H
  • Intermediate – Cora Taylor, Town & Country 4H
  • Senior – Lydia Sharp, Caprine 4H

Henry Gatrell Trophy

Carcass Contest – Peyton Williams – Colt Country 4H

Tim Townley Award

Trenton Ray, Forest High 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 Fence
Anderson Columbia
BJW Site Development
Blackstone Livestock Co.
Blake, Chase & Kade Calder
Bug-N-Out Pest Control
Columbia Grain
Ocala/Marion County CEP
Conrad Tree Service
Couture Farms
Currington Contracting
David & Renee Stephens
Don’s Garage
Integrity Site Development Inc
Jerry’s Pawn & Gun
Jerry’s Indoor Archery Range
KAP Design Group
Lance Livingston
Liles Custom Trailers
Marion Co Farm Bureau
Martin’s Larsen Farms
Mayo Fertilizer
Mullins Auto
Nicole & John Hettinger
Northeast Auto & Truck Service
Outdoor Solutions Tree Service
Pat Kelley Builder, Inc
Perry Cattle & Hay Co.
Rushing Plumbing
Russ Randall
Sack Roofing
Seminole Feed
Summerfield Sales
Townley Manufacturing
Woods Garage
Southern Charm Aesthetics
Beau Townley – Townley Manufacturing

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.