Pig competition proposed for Show

WHAT A PORKER: Moves are afoot to introduce a pig competition at the Poverty Bay A&P Association Spring Show. At this stage the name chosen for it is Swine Commanders but the organisers are open to alternatives. Picture supplied

The Poverty Bay A&P Spring Show will have a new competition this year and Swine Commanders as it has been dubbed to this point promises to be a ‘porker’ of a contest.

Moves have begun to introduce a pig competition.

“Following on from success with pig competitions by the Canterbury A&P, the Boar Breeders Association, and Hawke’s Bay A&P, it seems like a good idea,” said Poverty Bay A&P Association executive member Stephen Thomson.

“If people have a better name than Swine Commanders they should let us know.

“We are looking for syndicates — which can be as many people as you like in a syndicate, but 3-4 is good — to enter a pig at this year’s show.”

There will be two classes and three prizes.

“For the best porker the prize will be $250. For the best baconer $250, and for the overall champion pig a prize of $1000,” Stephen said.

“So the overall winner will get $1250 cash-in-hand.”

He hopes to have the syndicates registered by the end of this month.

“You can get a weaned pig from any time now and start feeding it up for judging at the show.

“We are thinking we could sell the pigs at the show afterwards to save having to cart them home.”

Entry will be $50 a syndicate.

“That will allow you to enter up to two pigs, one in each section — Baconer and Porker.

“The competition is open to everyone.”

For more information, please contact Stephen Thomson on 027 450 6531.

The Poverty Bay A&P Spring Show will have a new competition this year and Swine Commanders as it has been dubbed to this point promises to be a ‘porker’ of a contest.

Moves have begun to introduce a pig competition.

“Following on from success with pig competitions by the Canterbury A&P, the Boar Breeders Association, and Hawke’s Bay A&P, it seems like a good idea,” said Poverty Bay A&P Association executive member Stephen Thomson.

“If people have a better name than Swine Commanders they should let us know.

“We are looking for syndicates — which can be as many people as you like in a syndicate, but 3-4 is good — to enter a pig at this year’s show.”

There will be two classes and three prizes.

“For the best porker the prize will be $250. For the best baconer $250, and for the overall champion pig a prize of $1000,” Stephen said.

“So the overall winner will get $1250 cash-in-hand.”

He hopes to have the syndicates registered by the end of this month.

“You can get a weaned pig from any time now and start feeding it up for judging at the show.

“We are thinking we could sell the pigs at the show afterwards to save having to cart them home.”

Entry will be $50 a syndicate.

“That will allow you to enter up to two pigs, one in each section — Baconer and Porker.

“The competition is open to everyone.”

For more information, please contact Stephen Thomson on 027 450 6531.

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