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Offline danno

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4H pig is gone
« on: July 28, 2013, 09:06:35 PM »
Frank the tank got loaded today after a week of fair.  He was 233lbs and made the son 3.75 a lb.  Always hard!!!

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Re: 4H pig is gone
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 10:54:40 PM »
It would be hard for mevto spend that much time and effort on an animal and then sell it for slaughter. I admire the people that can.


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Re: 4H pig is gone
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2013, 11:56:05 PM »
i went to auction with one of the high school boys when he took his steer.  he cried.  it's a hard thing.
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Re: 4H pig is gone
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 12:21:37 PM »
Most people dont realize just how smart hogs are.  The day we took him to fair I tried to get him to slop down a gallon of cheese whey with cake batter mixed in. he was so close to the 220 required to sell I didn't want to take a chance that he would be light.     He would have no part of it.  When we got him in his show stall he wouldn't eat or look at me for 2 days.  If I tried to force him to look up he would have a fit.

 

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