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The county fair starts this week and Caroline is getting her pigs and goats in show shape. Every evening, when the brutal heat of the day has lowered to maybe 90 degrees, she rousts the four pigs...
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Swine can be a smart addition to many small farms. Here's how to get started.
If you are interested in raising pigs for show, meat, or just as a pet but you don't know where to start, here are some options and ideas. Ready for the show Pigs can be a wonderful 4-H or FFA...
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Fighting is inevitable. Here is how to minimize it.
When housing sows in pens, remember that unfamiliar sows fight for dominant status. Focus on minimizing competition and social stress for individual sows in a group. Here are tips from University of...
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The deadly disease has started to reemerge after years of low prevalence
The following real-life question was asked of swine veterinarians recently. Their response follows. A part-time farmer owns a few sows to raise show pigs. He purchased a 250-pound gilt which he has...
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Deadly PRRS virus loves a mild winter
The extra mild winter in the Midwest this year wasn't enjoyed by Violet and Junior Van Gorp, pork producers near Newton, Iowa. A virulent strain of PRRS virus (Porcine Reproductive and...
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  Des Moines is full of pig people this week attending World Pork Expo. I'm going out to the Iowa State Fairgrounds to see what's new and exciting. The dry spring weather in the corn...
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The time has come to train the 4-H pigs to show in the county fair. Caroline takes them out one by one each night and walks them around the barnyard, through the lawn, around the house, and...
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When you're living the country life, fair time is a huge deal! Here are some favorite fair photos from our readers and staff.
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Feral hogs are either descendants of the wild boar, domestic swine that have gone wild, or a combination of the two. They damage hay pastures and crops, and are a concern for property owners in...
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We love hearing from our listeners, and sharing their stories with you. Lori Enright raises a rare breed of pigs called Kunekune. Radio interview source: Lori Enright, USA Kunekunes Country View:...

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