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Posted by admin on September - 7 - 2011 | 3 Comments

Baylee with one of her pigs at the Farmington show

This is a guest post written by one of my favorite 8th graders in the world, Baylee Hines.  Baylee’s been showing pigs for five years, and this Friday she heads to Albuquerque to the State Fair with her Duroc and Cross Breed pigs.   I decided her story is the quintessential small-town New Mexico story, and I’m excited that Baylee agreed to share it with you. 

Logan FFA Chapter at the Quay County Fair. Baylee's second row center, holding Addison Flanagan (FFA advisor's daughter)

The Logan FFA Chapter has an amazing record – my hats off to all of the students, as well as their advisor Chris Flanagan.  I have my fingers crossed for Baylee’s State Fair pigs (and those of her little sister, Jordan). . .

From Baylee: 

For the past 6 months my daily schedule has been caring for my show pigs which includes feeding, cleaning their pens, walking them, washing them, and lotioning them. This takes alot of work but I have the help of my family and friends.

The Quay County Fair was about 3 weeks ago,  I took 4 pigs, 2 Durocs and 2 Crosses.   My Durocs got Grand and Resurve in their class and I won a belt buckle for getting Grand Champion Duroc.

Baylee's belt buckles for Grand Champion - 2010 and 2011

One of my crosses got 2nd out of his class and the other got 6th. I sold one of my Durocs in the sale for $2,600.

We have a big show coming up in Albuquerque at the NM state fair and we leave this Friday! I hope my pigs and all the Logan pigs do good!

 From the blogger:  By the way, Baylee doesn’t just show pigs.  She plays volleyball and basketball, makes the honor roll, hunts. . .maybe sometime we can get her to do a blog post on killing her first elk. 

Good luck in Albuquerque, Baylee!  Good luck to all the Logan kids.

3 Responses so far.

  1. Tiffany says:

    Great blog and pictures, Baylee and Bunny! I love it! And I think you’re point about how Baylee (and most of the kids showing) are involved in so many other activities and do well in them is a great one—4-H and FFA raise the best kids if you ask me! 🙂

    ~Tiffany

  2. Bethe says:

    How wonderful! I was transported to the time I was showing my pig at the Quay County fair…red hair and all. It was so much fun!!! Best of luck to you and enjoy the State Fair!!


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