Monticello Pig Wins Iowa State Fair’s Big Boar Contest

The 2019 Iowa State Fair’s Big Boar tipped the scales Thursday at 1254 pounds. They call him “Captain”.


That’s Tricia Britt of Monticello. It’s the first time she and her husband, Bryan, have entered one of their boars in the biggest of big state fair contests.


Captain, who is three-and-a-half years old, was the heaviest of six boars entered in Thursday’s State Fair competition. Each entrant was paraded into the Swine Barn’s show ring and weighed as a crowd on bleachers watched and cheered.

Second place was claimed by “Brutus,” a 3 ½ year old Crossbred weighing 1188 pounds and owned by Marv Reitema of Sioux Center,

“Slim,” the 6 year old Crossbred owned by Laurie Farms of Indianola, earned third place weighing in at 1170 pounds.

The Big Boar, along with the Big Ram and Super Bull, will be on display at the Iowa State Fair in the Swine, Sheep and Cattle Barns respectively through the end of the Fair.


story contribution from Radio Iowa; photos courtesy of Iowa State Fair