At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, William DeSollar showed the National Champion Middleweight Cross market hog, culminating a family interest for many years.
ANDe and William DeSollar have been involved in Ag classes and FFA at Beardstown High School throughout their high school education. Their parents, Ty and Terri Olson have encouraged the boys as their 4-H leaders to raise hogs on the family farm. Ty is employed by Show Rite Feeds.
ANDe is a senior at Western Illinois University studying Agriculture and William has been accepted at the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in Agriculture for next fall.
The result of William's placing allowed him to qualify for the Premium Sale where 31 of the 500 pigs were sold and William plans to use the money for college. Deutsche Bank’s Chicago Office purchased the champion hog.