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Show Pigs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by team edward, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey all! just wondering who all is showing pigs this year [​IMG]
     
  2. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    I am a 4-H leader, my kids (my own and the kids in the club) have always shown small animals, rabbits, chickens, goats, geese, turkeys, etc but several want to show pigs this year, so we are diving in head first! Trying to learn all we can! [​IMG]
     
  3. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son has shown pigs for the last 4 or 5 yrs... He's won GRAND CHAMPION 2 yrs in a row and then last yr. picked the wrong pig... you know when they're small, you really can't tell what they'll turn into ... His and the rest of his club had been getting great looking pigs, great looking butts.
    Melinda
     
  4. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    you rate pigs' butts? [​IMG]
     
  5. Becky89*

    Becky89* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have friends that have shown pigs but I always raised them for my own meat not auction....... I was in a 4-H horse club and can remeber being out in the ring listening to the pig auction going on at the county fair.
     
  6. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    We breed pigs, but don't have any that would show well. Patty, our Hampshire Sow is a registered sow and she's got a few champions behind her. I will probably just stick with my sheep and goats for the large animals.

    The hog auction has too many pigs in it every year and no one ever makes much money from it.

    This year is my last year of 4-H.[​IMG]
     
  7. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Liamm_1

    you rate pigs' butts?

    YUP!!! Well, I do, my son takes into consideration, the length of the body too. How they walk and the color...(not sure color as anything to do with it )

    There's no movement in their butts when they move, it's all meat, no fat!!! If they grow over their bone struture, they produce fat and their BUTTS start to jiggle...you know kinda like people....LOL

    Melinda
    maybe I have a pic of his... I'll look... ok, I only have one and it's blurring...maybe DH has one...​
     
  8. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
  9. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they're to cute to be slaughtering them...
    melinda
     
  10. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Quote:Just had time to read this article. Those are some awesome looking pigs!! Love that curly hair!!
     

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