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

2023 Winners

Grand Champion – North Marion High JR FFA Chapter (Gage Futch)

Reserve Grand Champion – Tenley Proctor – Belleview Middle FFA

Third Overall Champion – Brynleigh Durham, Caprine 4H

Fourth Overall Champion – North Marion High SR FFA Chapter (Camille Ashbaugh)

Fifth Overall Champion – Jaden Lowe, Belleview High FFA

Premier Exhibitor – Brooke Sakuta – Caprine 4H

  • Class 1 – Brayden Pruitt, Belleview Bald Eagles 4H 
  • Class 2 – Cheyanne Anneshensley, Lucky Learners 4H 
  • Class 4 – Hadleigh Bartlett, Wild N Country 4H
  • Class 5 – Alaina Corbitt, Dunnellon High FFA
  • Class 6 – Olivia Simpson, Town & Country 4H
  • Class 8 – Peyton Williams, Colt Country 4H
  • Class 10 – Allison Spagnol, Gator Tracks 4H 
  • Class 11 – Samuel Crespo, Dunnellon High FFA 
  • Class 12 – Lee Miller, Lucky Learners 4H 
  • Class 13 – Davyon Small, Dunnellon High FFA 


  • Junior – Caleb Bell, Wild N Country 4H
  • Intermediate – Olivia Simpson, Town & Country 4H
  • Senior – Lainey Liles, Belleview High FFA


  • Junior – Peyton Brinkley, Majestic Oaks 4H
  • Intermediate – Brooke Sakuta, Caprine 4H
  • Senior – Cora Taylor, Town & Country 4H

Herdsman Group Award

Caprine 4H Club

Record Books

  • Junior – Bradley Hurst, Lucky Learners 4H
  • Intermediate – Kamdyn Howard, Carpine 4H
  • Senior – Vanguard High FFA (Mia Ramos)

Henry Gatrell Trophy

Carcass Contest – Justin Parker, Colt Country 4H

Tim Townley Award

Dylan Roberson, Kendrick 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
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
Don’s Garage
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
Mullins Auto
Nicole & John Hettinger
Northeast Auto & Truck Service
Ocala/Marion County CEP
Outdoor Solutions Tree Service
Pat Kelley Builder, Inc
Perry Cattle & Hay Co.
Rushing Plumbing
Russ Randall
Sack Roofing
Seminole Feed
Southern Charm Aesthetics
Summerfield Sales
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.