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A Bushland Boy Wins Big And Builds Character

Ali Allison

A Bushland State Fair Grand Champion is already preparing to win another title in the world of stock shows. Hadley Albracht has only been raising pigs for two years. He bought a Duroc pig, fed him throughout this summer, and won Grand Champion in the Swine Division at the State Fair. There were 780 pigs at this years show.

Hadley couldn't believe it when the judge pointed to him and his pig. He remembered two things his family told him. "It was so cool...I remembered hard work and don't quit,"he said.

Hadley told us his parents, Tara and Sammy, have raised show lambs for 10 years . They feel Hadley hasn't realized how big this win is for him.

"To get the opportunity to teach our children the value of hard work, and what hard work can really get you... I think its great...to get that opportunity," Tara Albracht, Hadley's mother said.

Hadley won $12,000 for his pig, a belt buckle and a State Fair travel bag. He says if he wasn't raising animals, and helping his family farm and ranch, he couldn't see himself doing anything else. This is what he loves.

He will be showing sheep in this year's Potter County Show in January, and win or lose, you know he'll be working hard.


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