Performance Tested Barrow Project

Youth ages 5-19 can raise a barrow in the Performance Tested Barrow Project. Youth will learn to feed and care for the project animal and prepare the animal for the show ring. Barrows must be between 50-70 pounds at weigh in and must be a minimum 220 pounds at the state show. 

  • Register for Project June 15 2010_oburg_barrow
  • Locate and purchase a barrow
  • $10 4-H Membership
  • Weigh In first week in July
  • Show at State Fair Performance Tested Barrow Show in October

2015 Barrow Show Handbook

Raising a Market Swine handout

2015 Bamberg/Barnwell County Barrow Project Registration - Due June 15, 2015 for Bamberg/Barnwell Counties

All other Counties click here and send registration to Elizabeth Canupp by June 22, 2015

North Carolina Show Pig Sale flyer - June 20

For State Fair rules and regulations, premiums and awards, go to the State Fair Website Swine Department

4-H Project Books

Barrow Project Showmanship & Judging Clinic - August 2015

  • Barrows will be provided. Wear closed toe shoes
  • Beginners will get in the ring to learn how to show
  • Advanced will learn judging techniques

Orangeburg County Fair Junior Barrow Show: October 2015

SC State Fair Performance Tested Barrow Show: October 20, 2015

4-H Market Hog Auction: October 2015

  • Click here for 2015 event flyer (available end of summer)
  • Sponsored by Me & My Peeps 4-H Club

Click here to go to State 4-H Swine Webpage

Click here to go to State 4-H Livestock Webpage