Danny Odermann Jr. is not only a third generation Hunzinger Superintendent who has worked here for 22 years and runs our Yard Operations, he is also a very proud dad of three very talented daughters. This year, his eldest, 17 year old Lexi’s Berkshire Gilt pig won Grand Champion of her breed as she competed once again at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Lexi, who will be a senior this year at Slinger High School has been raising and showing pigs for about 9 years and she isn’t the only one in the family. All the Odermann girls have been raising, feeding, caring for and showing pigs since they were 7 and 8 years old. They have all participated in 4H and Lexi served as a Director for Washington County 4 H Leaders Association Inc. in 2013 and 2014. She is now actively involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America).
This success is no fluke for the Odermann’s as last year at the Washington County Fair, Lexi’s 12-year old sister Josie’s pig won Grand Champion overall! The youngest daughter, Delaney, showed her pigs this year too.
The girls don’t shy away from the hard work it takes to breed, nurse, and grow the animals into specimens that rise to the top of the pig world. They love these animals and are dedicated to improving on the Berkshire breed of pig.
After high school, Lexi plans of attending The University of Wisconsin – Washington County for two years so she can still breed and show her pigs and grow her business. After completing her schoolwork at UWW, she plans on attending Iowa State University to study Animal Livestock Nutrition as she has a keen interest in developing the best feed to grow her magnificent animals.
We congratulate the Odermanns and wish Lexi continued success.
To learn about what it takes to show a pig at State Fair, click here!