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Market gilt reserve win Schwieterman’s first

A relatively new showman making his first foray into the champion’s circle, and a long-time exhibitor recording two rosettes on his birthday highlighted Tuesday’s swine show at the Logan County Fair.

Lukas Schwieterman, 10, of Lewistown, earned a reserve grand championship in the market gilt competition. His project, Lucille, represented the first championship Lukas has netted in now his second year of showing at the fair.

On his 18th birthday, Kyle Ackley of East Liberty earned a pair of championships in Tuesday’s swine show, claiming grand championship in the market gilt show, and reserve grand championship in the market barrow competition.

“This is one of the more stout gilts I’ve seen in some time,” judge Kyle Culp said during the final drive.

The mass of the gilt made up for any deficiencies in the swine’s skeletal structure, the judge said.

Mr. Culp is a resident of Hilliard and coaches the livestock judging team at Ohio State.

In the market barrow show, Kyle finished second to his brother, Kristopher, 15,who exhibited the grand champion market barrow.

Kristopher said he was surprised his project emerged from the middleweight category to become grand champion, because of a hitch in the animal’s step.

“I didn’t think he’d win because of his back leg,” Kristopher said.

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KRISTOPHER ACKLEY
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BARROW

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KYLE ACKLEY
GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GILT

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LUKE SCHWIETERMAN
RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET GILT

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KYLE ACKLEY
RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BARROW

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