Texas 4-H and FFA members will exhibit over 1,500 purebred gilts in the Junior Purebred Gilt Show representing eight of the most popular breeds in the US swine industry. These include Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Poland China, Spot, and Yorkshire. These six to eight month old gilts are shown within their breed by age. Each breed has different characteristics that make them valuable to the industry. Gilts are judged on their ability to be productive sows. Class winners vie for Top 5 within the breed. Breed Champions and Reserve Breed Champions then compete for Supreme Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion honors. 

*If you are planning on bringing a large group of Purebred and Crossbred gilts, contact the Livestock Office for arrival instructions.

More rules and information can be found in the Livestock Premium List.

Changes for 2019 

Number Shown - Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two (2) head in the Junior Purebred Gilt Show (Rule #3, Junior Purebred Gilt Show Special Rules)

Premium Arrival Pass- Optional pass designed to assist exhibitors who work with others to consolidate their animals into fewer trailers. Available for purchase through the online entry system via AST/CEA. For a complete list of rules and requirements regarding the Premium Arrival Pass, see the General Rules section of the 2019 Livestock Premium List (pg. 27)

Schedule of Events

Junior Purebred Gilt ShowFebruary 7, 20197 AMSwine Barn Arena
Junior Purebred Gilt ShowFebruary 8, 20197 AMSwine Barn Arena


Junior Purebred Gilt Rules


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