Swine Project

Project Description Swine


The Swine Project is an excellent way to learn about the pork industry. Through this project, you can learn about all aspects of the pork industry, either by directly caring for a hog or by learning about swine. At any level you may enroll in market pig or breeding pig. Youth wishing to enroll in Market Swine or Breeding Swine must also be enrolled in Level 1, 2, or 3.

If you enroll in the independent study, you are expected to have already completed the three levels of the swine project and to have set some learning goals for your independent work.

Project Requirements

Project Books Required?: 1st year only

Project books can be purchased here

Introduction to Raising Swine Presentation(PDF, 165KB)

*** Each member must attend 2 workshops per the market project area to take your market animal to fair. Workshops are defined as an educational exercise lead by a project sup.

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • Complete level 1 and attend 2 workshops throughout the year
  • 3 years in the project

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • Complete level 2 and attend 2 workshops throughout the year
  • 6 years in the project

Project age limit? 8 and up


  • Sunday, Jan 28th at 4:00 p.m. - Marketing Workshop
  • Sunday, Feb. 18th at 4:00 p.m. - Swine Judging with Trenton Braaten
  • Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00 p.m. - Feed Workshop with CHS
  • Thursday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m. - Swine Health with Anna Forseth
  • Sunday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m. - What you need and expectations for fair


Project Superintendent Information

Swine Superintendent: Katie Grady- Selby
Contact: katiegrady18@icloud.com or 406-202-1802

How will you be contacted? Text and email

Junior Superintendent: Emily Dearing, Tucker Selby, Zoe Schneider

2022 Swine Tagging

Possession date: Monday, April 15th, 2023

Tagging form(s) due: Thursday, April 18th, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Tagging date: Sunday, April 21st, 2023

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Bill Hamilton Building Scale House

Swine Tagging Form

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717