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Fleeta 4th grader wins blue in 2 Pig Squeal competitions

Fleeta fourth grader Levi Macks won first place in both showmanship and market competitions at the annual 4-H Pig Squeal last weekend. The event was held in the Coffee County arena in New Brockton.

Levi Macks won first place in two competitions at the 4-H Pig Squeal.  Photographer/Star-News

Levi Macks won first place in two competitions at the 4-H Pig Squeal.
Photographer/Star-News

“When I got the pig, it weighed I think 50 pounds,” Macks said. “I fed it and I worked it, and I watered it.”

Macks’ pig won first place in the market competition because it had gained the most weight.

“I fed it starter first, then grower, then finisher,” Levi explained. He also practiced showing him every day.

“I had a pig stick and easily tapped him on the shoulder. And I walked him around the pen.”

His older brother helped him, he said.

District 4-H Agent Katie Lee explained that participating students picked up their pigs in Coffee County in January.

“They weighed about 30 to 40 pounds max,” she said. “We had some to come in Saturday as big as 397 pounds, but the average weight was about 300 pounds.”

Five Covington County students participated in their respective age divisions.

Drew Griffin and Daniel Estes each won third place in his division. Neat Woodham and Shye Davis also participated.

Here, Neat Woodham participates.

Here, Neat Woodham participates.