Little piggies go to market


All American Pig Sale in 15th year

Grooming his neighbor’s pigs kept Tate Welch, 13, of Hopkins, busy Saturday afternoon at the 15th annual All American Pig Sale hosted in the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Welch was helping Jesse Birkenholz, who co-owns Birkenholz Stock Farms, in Hopkins, with his father Louis.


Gage Simmons, 14, of Polo, finds keeping five pigs in line can be a chore during the pig sale Saturday in the MSF Ag Building. Simmons was helping her uncle, Dustin Pittsenbarger, owner of Pittsenbarger Show Pigs, of Polo. Tina Reid, pig sale office staff, said there were 37 farms from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Iowa who brought 295 pigs for the sale that ran from 12:30 to 8 p.m.


Snuggled like pigs-in-a-poke, four hogs, from Range Showpigs in Waterloo, Illinois, slumber Saturday before entering the auction ring at the All American Pig Sale hosted in the Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.


Mike Williams, of Higginsville, auctions off swine at the All American Pig Sale Saturday in the MSF Ag building. “Once around the ring and then let them stroll!” he told the presenters. Buyers at the sale came not only from Missouri, but from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Illinois.


All American Pig Sale in 15th year

Grooming his neighbor’s pigs kept Tate Welch, 13, of Hopkins, busy Saturday afternoon at the 15th annual All American Pig Sale hosted in the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Welch was helping Jesse Birkenholz, who co-owns Birkenholz Stock Farms, in Hopkins, with his father Louis.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041116PigSale-1.jpgGrooming his neighbor’s pigs kept Tate Welch, 13, of Hopkins, busy Saturday afternoon at the 15th annual All American Pig Sale hosted in the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Welch was helping Jesse Birkenholz, who co-owns Birkenholz Stock Farms, in Hopkins, with his father Louis.

Gage Simmons, 14, of Polo, finds keeping five pigs in line can be a chore during the pig sale Saturday in the MSF Ag Building. Simmons was helping her uncle, Dustin Pittsenbarger, owner of Pittsenbarger Show Pigs, of Polo. Tina Reid, pig sale office staff, said there were 37 farms from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Iowa who brought 295 pigs for the sale that ran from 12:30 to 8 p.m.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041116PigSale-2.jpgGage Simmons, 14, of Polo, finds keeping five pigs in line can be a chore during the pig sale Saturday in the MSF Ag Building. Simmons was helping her uncle, Dustin Pittsenbarger, owner of Pittsenbarger Show Pigs, of Polo. Tina Reid, pig sale office staff, said there were 37 farms from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Iowa who brought 295 pigs for the sale that ran from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

Snuggled like pigs-in-a-poke, four hogs, from Range Showpigs in Waterloo, Illinois, slumber Saturday before entering the auction ring at the All American Pig Sale hosted in the Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041116PigSale-3.jpgSnuggled like pigs-in-a-poke, four hogs, from Range Showpigs in Waterloo, Illinois, slumber Saturday before entering the auction ring at the All American Pig Sale hosted in the Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

Mike Williams, of Higginsville, auctions off swine at the All American Pig Sale Saturday in the MSF Ag building. “Once around the ring and then let them stroll!” he told the presenters. Buyers at the sale came not only from Missouri, but from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Illinois.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_TSD041116PigSale-4.jpgMike Williams, of Higginsville, auctions off swine at the All American Pig Sale Saturday in the MSF Ag building. “Once around the ring and then let them stroll!” he told the presenters. Buyers at the sale came not only from Missouri, but from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Grooming his neighbor’s pigs kept Tate Welch, 13, of Hopkins, busy Saturday afternoon at the 15th annual All American Pig Sale hosted in the Agriculture Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Welch was helping Jesse Birkenholz, who co-owns Birkenholz Stock Farms, in Hopkins, with his father Louis.

Gage Simmons, 14, of Polo, finds keeping five pigs in line can be a chore during the pig sale Saturday in the MSF Ag Building. Simmons was helping her uncle, Dustin Pittsenbarger, owner of Pittsenbarger Show Pigs, of Polo. Tina Reid, pig sale office staff, said there were 37 farms from Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Iowa who brought 295 pigs for the sale that ran from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

Snuggled like pigs-in-a-poke, four hogs, from Range Showpigs in Waterloo, Illinois, slumber Saturday before entering the auction ring at the All American Pig Sale hosted in the Ag Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.

Mike Williams, of Higginsville, auctions off swine at the All American Pig Sale Saturday in the MSF Ag building. “Once around the ring and then let them stroll!” he told the presenters. Buyers at the sale came not only from Missouri, but from Minnesota, Oklahoma and Illinois.

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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