“Thirtieth Ohio State Fair.
The exhibition of thin breed of swine was unusually large and excellent. The animals shown were not only fine in quality, but they were exhibited in their most attractive condition.
In Entry Book No. 30, we found six boars over two years old contending for the premiums The Committee, after giving oarefnl attention to the relative merits of the animals shown, awarded the first premium to S. K. Brown & Son, Buford, Ohio, and the second premium to Charles Elliott & Son, of Bladensburg, Ohio.
For the premiums for boars one year old, there were eight competitors. All of them were fine, and in prime condition. The Committee awarded the first premium to A. Ware, of Fayette county, and the second premium to D. W. Todd, of Urbana, Ohio.
The boars under one year old were numerous, and very nearly equal in quality. The first premium was awarded to A. Ware, and the second to Todd, Clifford & Co., of Vermillion, Ohio.
The show of sows two years old was very close. They were all good. D. W. Todd, of Urbana, however, won the first premium, and A. Ware the second.
Nine sows one year old were on exhibition. They were all good specimens of the breed. The Committee, however, were compelled to give both the first and second premiums to A. Ware for two of his best sows exhibited.
Eleven sows nnder one year old were next exhibited. After due examination, the Committee awarded the first premium to T’odd, Clifford & Co., and the second to A. Ware.
Only a dozen sows with their numerous black offspring, without a single mongrel in the entire lot, next claimed the attention of the Committee. The sows were all extra in quality and attractive in appearance, while most of the pigs were absolutely beautiful specimens of the swinish race. After careful scrutiny, the Committee awarded the first premium to A. Ware, and the second premium to Todd, Clifford & Co.
Thus ended the labors of your Committee for Wednesday, the 27th of August.”
“THE BERKSHIRE HERD
Silver medal was sought after by half a dozen competitors. The animals shown were all good, and in their most attractive condition. They, as well as the other herds, had been well feed and well groomed, and gave the best possible evidence to thepnblic that their owners understood the manner of presenting their stock to critical examiners. The premium for best herd was awarded to A. Ware, of Washington C. H., Fayette county Ohio.”
Anual Report of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture Vol. 37; Vol. 1882, by Ohio State Board of Agriculture, 1880