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Indiana Hog Producer inducted to elite NAILE‘s Club

by 5m Editor
19 November 2007, at 10:26am

US - Since 1903, first the Chicago International Exposition and now the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) have regularly honored a distinguished member of the livestock industry with induction into the ultra-elite Saddle and Sirloin Club. Jack Rodibaugh (pictured right), a lifelong swine breeder hailing from Rensselaer, IN, was inducted last weekend as the 2007 honoree.

With the unveiling of his specially commissioned portrait, which will hang for one year at the entrance to the Saddle and Sirloin Club, Rodibaugh joins the ranks of just over 300 other stockmen who‘ve been so honored since the club‘s founding. Riding on over 70 recommendations from throughout livestock circles, Rodibaugh was selected by a secret panel of judges that evaluated five nominees on the basis of their contributions to the livestock industry.

Rodibaugh is the first swine breeder to be inducted in more than a quarter century, said organizers. Rodibaugh and his wife, Emily, are the patriarchs of a four-generation family hog operation that has experienced continued success in the show ring, including exhibiting hogs at every one of the 34 NAILE shows held each November in Louisville, KY.

Source: HoosierAgToday

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