AUBURN – Black and hairy wins on Friday the 13th at the Nemaha County Fair.
A 278-pound pig shown by Trey Stutheit was named the grand champion market hog at the Nemaha County Fair Friday.
Stutheit: “We bought him off of a sale. One of his litter mates, actually it’s kind of funny, one of his litter mates we left at home because he was too small. This one, I mean it found the feed and it grew to be about 270 pounds and has nice muscle on him. The judge must have liked him.”
Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Yorkshire and any number of hog breeds are judged at the county fair, but none of them are purely black in color.
Stutheit: “They really don’t look at that. Like I talked to the judge today. He said some judges don’t like all black pigs and I don’t know why for sure, but he said it doesn’t bother him. It just matters their definition, their muscle and everything on them.”
He said the judge commented on the champion.
Stutheit: “One thing he liked about him, he is a big, stout muscular pig. When you walked into the arena it just brought power to him.”
His sister Fallon Stutheit showed a 324-pound hog.