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I have been around the swine industry for as long as I can remember always being in the barn helping my grandpa. . I helped farrow pigs in the winter sitting behind the farrowing crate and sharing stories with my grandpa.

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I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

I have been around the swine industry for as long as I can remember always being in the barn helping my grandpa.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • I helped farrow pigs in the winter sitting behind the farrowing crate and sharing stories with my grandpa.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to.

  • After a few years of showing pigs at a few local open shows my older sister started showing pigs in 4-h and soon after I followed in her footsteps.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • When I was ten I owned my first gilt and had my first litter of pigs.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • Shortly after that we decided to sell that sow and just buy pigs in the spring to show. And my grandpa still raised some pigs to show.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • After a few more years my grandpa decided to get out of raising pigs.

  • During this time me and my family just bought pigs in the spring and sold them in the fall at the 4-H auction.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • Then my 9th year in 4-h my grandpa and I decided to start raising pigs again.

  • During the last few years we have farrowed 5 litters of pigs I have taken to role of herd manager being put in charge of matching up the gilts to boars that would improve them.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • We have raised a few of the hogs that my family has shown along with purchasing females and boars to breed for the coming year.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • Me and my grandpa still run a small show pig operation based at his house.


I soon started showing pigs at open shows that my grandpa would take me to

  • We have expanded the herd to 8 females this fall and are looking forward to our largest and highest quality set of baby pigs to come this spring.


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