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

Justin McClure, 813-210-5011

2024 Winners

Grand Champion – Cameron Simpson, Town & Country 4H (Class 8)

Reserve Grand Champion – Addison Pope, Wild N Country 4H (Class 14)

Third Overall Champion – Lainey Liles, Lucky Learners 4H (Class 5)

Fourth Overall Champion – Kylie Morrison, Forest High FFA (Class 4)

Fifth Overall Champion – Cate Viverito, West Port High FFA 

Premier Exhibitor – Brayden Earnest – Belleview High FFA

  • Class 1 – Lucky Learners 4H Club 
  • Class 2 – Peyton Donahue, Majestic Oaks 4H 
  • Class 3 – Laney Roberts, Osceola Middle FFA
  • Class 6 – Anniston Post, Dunnellon 4H
  • Class 7 – Gracey Faison, Belleview Middle FFA
  • Class 9 – Sparr Stallions 4H Club
  • Class 10 – Weston Lewis, Ft. McCoy 4-Leaf 4H 
  • Class 11 – Zac Blackburn, Southern Roots 4H 
  • Class 12 – Southern Roots 4H Club
  • Class 13 – Logan Rector, Lucky Learners 4H 


  • Junior – Peyton Brinkley, Majestic Oaks 4H
  • Intermediate – Allison Spagnol, Gator Tracks 4H
  • Senior – Lainey Liles, Lucky Learners 4H


  • Junior – Peyton Brinkley, Majestic Oaks 4H
  • Intermediate – Logan Moreno, Town & Country 4H
  • Senior – Brayden Earnest, Belleview High FFA

Herdsman Group Award

Southern Roots 4H Club

Record Books

  • Junior – Wyatt Schultz, Dunnellon 4H
  • Intermediate – Beckett Lourenco, Belleview Middle FFA
  • Senior – Katie Curd, Lucky Learners 4H

Henry Gatrell Trophy

Carcass Contest – Taylor Miller, Ft. McCoy Middle FFA

Tim Townley Award

James LeFils (Kendrick 4H) and Lainey Liles (Lucky Learners 4H)

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
Beau Townley – Townley Manufacturing
Birds Repairs
BJW Site Development
Blackstone Livestock Co.
Blake, Chase & Kade Calder
Bug-N-Out Pest Control
Conrad Tree Service
Couture Farms
Curington Contracting
David & Renee Stephens
Harrison 3
High Maintenance
Integrity Site Development Inc
Jerry’s Indoor Archery Range
Jerry’s Pawn & Gun
KAP Design Group
Liles Custom Trailers
Marion Co Farm Bureau
Martin’s Larsen Farms
Mayo Fertilizer
Nicole & John Hettinger
Northeast Auto & Truck Service
Ocala Metro CEP
Outdoor Solutions Tree Service
Perry Cattle & Hay Co.
Primoris T & D
Rushing Plumbing
Russ Randall
Sack Roofing
Seminole Feed
Sensible Financial Solutions
Southern Charm Aesthetics
Summerfield Sales
Townley Manufacturing
Woddy’s Truck Sales & Parts

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.