Thursday, December 29, 2016

N.C. Fat Stock Shows Reveal Prosperous 1949

From the December 1949 issue of Extension Farm-News

Fat Stock Shows Mark Most Successful Year
North Carolina has just completed its most successful fat stock show season on record says Jack Kelley. More than twice as many hogs were shown and sold in North Carolina this year as last.

A total of 1,392 hogs, weighing over 300,000 pounds, were entered in 11 county and district shows this past summer and fall. Only 670 hogs were entered in eight shows last year.

A summary of the shows including the number of animals sold and the average price per 100 pounds received follows:

Kinston, 316 sold, $19.23 average per 100 pounds; Goldsboro, 62, $18.84; Smithfield, 154, $18.67; Dunn, 49, $20.60; Durham, 106, $18.40; Rocky Mount, 218 $18.92; Fairmont, 58, $19.06; Williamston, 205, $18.90; Elizabeth City, 102, $20.10; Statesville, 37, $21.61; and Wendell, 85, $19.85.

The Kinston show was the biggest of the group, attracting 316 entries. The highest price paid was at the Rocky Mount show where the grand champion brought $1.25 a pound. The Statesville show brought the highest average price of $21.61 per 100 pounds.

Mr. Kelley complimented 4-H Club members for their fine showings. He said 4-H’ers won the grand championships at eight of the 11 shows.

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