We were able to meet the Luttrell family when we hosted our first Drive-On Show Pig Camp. It was easy to see they were good people and great showmen. We loved being able to keep up with them from the sidelines and see them show this past summer. Kiersten's work ethic in and out of the ring is very obvious as her pigs were fed well, skin was in perfect condition and pigs were always ready for the ring. Thank you Kiersten for a wonderful and fun 2017, we are looking forward to getting to know you better in the year to come!
Kiersten's Blog -
Hi! My name is Kiersten Luttrell, I am fifteen years old and I am from Smithton, MO. Not very many people are able to say that they have been showing livestock before they were even in school, but I can. My show career began on my family’s pig farm when I was just four years old. Both my sister and brother had been showing for as long as I could remember, and I knew that it was something I wanted to do as well. In the summer of 2007, I exhibited my very first show pig as a Clover Kid in my county livestock show. The love that I had for my very first pig is one of the reasons I still continue to show them today.
Looking back at old pictures and ribbons from the past has really showed me how much the swine industry has changed. As I got older, showing became more competitive which made it even more fun than before. Most of my life I just showed crossbreds, but when my brother started to venture out to purebreds, I wasn’t far behind. My first purebred was a Poland, but I started to take an interest in my brothers York that year.
Last year I knew I wanted to show a York and I decided White House was the place to go. My York brought me many wins in the showring, and he was by far my favorite pig I had ever owned. Andrew and Stephanie were very helpful and supportive through the show season and they were always there to provide tips and advice.
I am looking forward to working with Andrew and Stephanie again as well as showing many more WHG pigs in the future!