Lance Kinross receives Grand Champion belt buckle award from Jim Webb, Circle 4-Farms, Public Affairs Manager. (Kinross Family photo)
(Cedar City, UT) - Lance Kinross, 10, son of Steve & Frances Kinross of Beaver, Utah, won the Beaver County Grand Champion award with his pig and placed 6th at the Southwest Junior Livestock Show at the Cross Hollows event center in Cedar City, Utah Saturday, September 11, 2010. The York-Hamp (Yorkshire-Hampshire) cross from Star-P pigs named “Sir Oinks A Lot” is Lance’s first-year 4-H project and first ever pig raised. The 266-lbs hog was judged 3rd place in the carcass competition (an ultrasound that determines the animal's leanness). Lance won 1st place in the swine market class and received the 3rd place Herdsman award. He began his hog project in May and successfully fed, watered and exercised “Sir oinks A Lot” daily. The pig was purchased at the Southwest Jr. Livestock Show by Eagle Point Club (formerly known as the Elk Meadows Ski Area). Lance will use the proceeds to fund his college savings account.
The Southwest Jr. Livestock Show Grand Champion hog winner was Jentri Garfield of Cedar City, Utah and the Reserve Champion hog was exhibited by Hunter Willden of Milford, Utah.
Lance and the Kinross family expressed their appreciation to Eagle Point Club, Circle 4 Farms, Southwest Jr. Livestock Show and the many volunteers who make such worth while events possible. “The experience of youth owning and working with animals, being responsible for their care, health, and growth, and exhibiting them in a competitive environment is a tremendous character building process,” said Kinross.
Lance will be participating in the state 4-H Horse Show, Friday and Saturday, September 17-18, 2010 in South Jordan, Utah at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center.