Savannah Valley District

Annual Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Sale & Awards Program

Meghan Barkley 4-H Youth Development Agent

Ehrhardt, SC- Local 4-H members were rewarded for their dedication on Sunday, October 23rd at H&S Stockyards by participating in the annual Savannah Valley 4-H Market Hog Sale & Awards Program.  Participants sold a total of 10 animals with an average price of $1,081 per animal and a high-selling animal of $1,600. Each participant received 100% of their market hog’s sale.  Supporters included: Michael & Jana Chassereau, Carolina Eastern, CMD Box Truck Repair, Ehrhardt Pharmacy, Bruce Gritingzer, Pamela Hutto, Hurst Family Farms, In-Law Timber Co., South Carolina Farm Bureau, West Fraser, and Wiggins Farms.  Throughout the duration of the project, members care for their animals daily and attend workshops to learn more about animal science and record keeping.  Participants showcase their project animal at local fairs before auctioning their hog off.  Youths submit a record book that contains animal health and financial records to be judged for awards.  The 2023 Senior Grand Champion was Alayna Weilnau and the Reserve Senior Champion was Lawson Weilnau.  The 2023 Junior Grand Champion was Paige Ulmer and the Reserve Champion was Reace Hutto.  4-H members must also complete leadership and community service hours while enrolled in the project.

For more information on how to become involved in the 4-H Market swine project contact your local Clemson Extension Office. The 4-H Market Hog Project is for any youth ages 5-18 interested in raising a hog for four months and showing at the Orangeburg Fair and State Fair in 2023. For Rules and Regulations, Premiums and Awards go to State Fair Website at:

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