Fun Fact-During the War of 1812, a New York pork packer named Sam Wilson shipped several hundred barrels of pork to U.S. troops. Each barrel was stamped “U.S.”, and it was quickly said that the “U.S.” stood for “Uncle Sam,” whose large shipment seemed to be enough to feed the entire army. This is how “Uncle Sam” came to represent the U.S. Government.
See the Community 4-H Calendar for MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) dates and times.
This scholarship was created in memory of Missy by the Kempken family and other individuals when she died at the age of 22. She loved the fair and even after graduating from 4-H and FFA, she continued working with the swine project. She truly loved the fair family, friendships and fun at the Racine County fair.
John Henrichs- Superintendent
Ralph Rice- Superintendent
Lance Chady -Tucker 4-H 262-497-3742
Jeffrey Ehrhart -Burlington Back 40 4-H 262-878-9904
Rory Esch -Yorkville 4-H 262-878-0794
Mark Goessl -Norway 4-H 414-333-1826
Brian Gunderson -Norway 4-H 262-534-6641
Randall Henderson -Yorkville 4-H 262-210-0265
Linnet Henningfeld- Rising Stars 4-H 262-878-9097
Thomas Henningfeld- Cloverview 4-H 262-492-0699
Cheryl Holterman- Raymond 4-H 262-835-7788
Jean Keeku- Kan-Do 4-H 262-878-4087
Michael Keeku- Kan-Do 4-H 262-878-4087
Rebecca Keeku 4-H 262-878-4087
Catherine Keyes -Kan-Do 4-H 262-206-1298
The goal of the 4-H market hog project is to encourage integrity, sportsmanship, cooperation and an ability to communicate through activities such as demonstrations, talks, judging events, tours and exhibits.
Key Terms/Project Areas
Barrow– male pig castrated before reaching sexual maturity
Boar– primarily used for breeding purposes only, since it is said that testosterone in the system gives the meat a foul taste
Gilt– young female that has not yet produced a litter
Sow– female which has farrowed at least once