Moore 4th grader enjoys summer at the fair

By: 
DEB HILL
News-Argus Managing Editor

Kate Martin, who starts 4th grade at Moore School next week, strokes her pig, Fred, in his pen at the Central Montana Fair. Martin was showing Fred while her brother, Cole, was showing his pig, Panic.

Photo by Deb Hill

Nine-year-old Kate Martin of Moore loves pigs, or at least one pig: Fred.
Fred, a 1 year old Yorkshire mix, weighed in at 250 pounds. Kate showed him during the Central Montana Fair at the end of July.
“I was in Junior Showmanship and I got a blue today and yesterday,” Kate said when interviewed while the fair was going on. Kate was busy using a brush and water to clean Fred while she was being interviewed.
Kate is a member of the Moore Barnstompers 4-H group. Her brother, Cole, is a Barnstomper too, and his pig, Panic, was also being shown at the fair.
When asked why she picked pigs as her 4-H project, Kate explained: “My brother had pigs, so I decided to do pigs, too.”
So far Kate has enjoyed working with Fred the pig, but said it will be “kind of sad” when she ahs to sell him.
Kate is will be in fourth grade this year. She’s been going to Moore School since Kindergarten, and said math is her favorite subject.
She lives in Moore with her parents, mother Ande and father Jeff. Ande works at the Central Montana Medical Center and Jeff, Kate says, works on their farm. Besides her older brother, Cole, Kate has a younger brother named Quin.

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