Ryan Reeverts' pig is smaller than it should be.
"This year, because it's been so hot, like 100 degree days, they don't want to eat," said Reeverts. "They just want to lay and stay cool as they can."
But having small pigs doesn't prevent you from winning ribbons. Reeverts won awards for showmanship this year, but he wishes he could have won awards for his pigs too.
"If you just put it into perspective, these pigs, you can't feed them because they don't want to eat. They're not going to weigh as much and that's not what's good for quality and production," said Reeverts.
The animals aren't the only ones hurting at this year's county fair, the crops are too. The soybeans on one of the 4-H competitors soybean plant aren't even half the size of what they should be.
Jordan Mingus' basket of vegetables won Reserve Grand Champion, but his ears of corn are smaller than in years past. He said growing wasn't too different, but the drought made problems of another kind.
"We watered daily anyway so it wasn't completely different," said Mingus. "The drought just made it a lot more pest friendly."
The showing of horticulture at the fair was smaller too, nearly half the size of what it usually is. Mingus isn't complaining about that.
"It means it was better for me because I had less competition. Not that I'm trying to say I don't like competition."
Reeverts pigs are about 50 pounds shy of what they could have been. Regardless after the county fair they're off to market to be slaughtered.