Chase and Mickinzi Ferguson know their stuff when it comes to hogs! They proved their chops at The Great Frederick Fair with a long list of awards including
- Champion Middle Weight Barrow,
- Reserve Champion Middle Weight Barrow,
- Champion Heavy Weight Barrow,
- Champion Light Weight Gilt,
- Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog,
- Champion Bred and Owned Market Hog,
- Grand Champion Purebred Barrow, and
- Champion Yorkshire Gilt.
On Sunday, Chase won Master Showman in the Swine Fitting & Showing event. Unlike events that grade the animals based upon their breed or market characteristics, this award demonstrates his mastery of the knowledge and skills required to show hogs.
Mickinzi’s Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog fetched $3782.00 at Thursday evening’s Frederick County 4-H Beef, Sheep & Swine Livestock Sale. PNC Bank won the 248 pound hog with a bid of $15.25 per pound.
This brother and sister have a great background for livestock exhibitions. Their father, Colby Ferguson, grew up showing hogs in Oklahoma. Their mother, Stacy Brashear Ferguson, along with their uncle, grandfather, and great-aunt showed livestock at The Great Frederick Fair over the years.
Chase is a student at Walkersville High School. Mickinzi is a student at Walkersville Middle School. They are both members of the Johnsville 4-H Club.