Agricultural History Series
Missouri State University
1904 St. Louis World's Fair
Tamworth Hog Show
The Tamworth was said to have resembled the primitive type of hog in its length and narrowness of nose, head, length, depth and narrowness of body and lightness of hams. The Tamworth's were favored the most by bacon curers because of their length and depth of sides, light waste, and their large portion of lean red meat to fat.
Pictured is a typical Tamworth boar.
There was some effort made to modernize this breed by reducing the scale, shortening and widening the head, and increasing the width along the back. However, the judge, Mr. E. N. Ball of Hamburg Mich., was said to have been looking for the "real thing" not the modified type.
There were four Tamworth exhibitors: D. Douglas & Sons, of Ont.; C. W. Freelove, of Kansas; W. W. Morton, of Kentucky; and Kelly Bros., of Wisconsin. There were eighty-six head shown.
First place winners were:
Senior yearling boar: McTopper, sire Newcastle Lord; D. Douglas & Sons
Junior yearling boar: Maplehurst Leader, sire Elmdale Chief; D. Douglas & Sons
Senior boar pigs: Joe Folk, sire Clyde Prince; C. W. Freelove
Junior boar pigs: Richland King, sire Duke of Richland; Kelly Bros.
Aged sows: Lady Amhurst, sire Ralph; D. Douglas & Sons
Senior yearling sows: Blain's Last, sire Royal Bob; D. Douglas & Sons
Junior yearling sows: Rosaillon, sire Elmdale Chief; W. W. Morton
Senior sow pigs: Maplehurst Queen, sire Ralph; D. Douglas & Sons
Junior sow pigs: Middlesex Beauty, sire Maple Cliff Bruce; W.W. Morton
Group and Championship winners were:
Senior champion boar: W. W. Morton
Junior champion boar: C. W. Freelove
Grand champion boar: Morton
Senior champion sow, Junior champion sow, and Grand champion sow: Douglas & Sons
Get of sire (four), Produce of dam (four), senior herds, junior herds, and breeder's herd: Douglas & Sons
References: The Breeder's Gazette
Photos from The Breeder's Gazette.
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