Nationally known swine judge and leader in the hog business.
1891-1958 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)
Impact & Accomplishments
Roland “Rollie” Pemberton began his career as a young man shipping his first carload of hogs to the 1912 International Live Stock Exposition. In 1929, he joined the Eastern Iowa Market Association as a hog buyer and was named executive secretary of the Iowa Swine Association in 1937.
During World War II, Pemberton was executive secretary of the Wartime Industry Council and the Swine Industry Council. He served as director of the National Swine Growers Association and helped organize the National Barrow Show. Secretary of the Hampshire Swine Record, Pemberton judged shows across the nation, including eight times at the International.