One of the
best ways to gain experience and learn about raising pigs
is to conduct 4-H or FFA swine projects. The market hog
project is usually the best way to start. One advantage of participating
in a youth show is the opportunity to exhibit the
project hogs that resulted from the participant’s care and
hard work. The participant also benefits from the opportunity
for friendly competition with other project members
and the potential for monetary prizes if their hogs place
well in the show.
Adults who can assist youngsters in starting and conducting
a market hog project include parents, Extension
Agents, 4-H leaders, FFA advisors, and hog farmers. With
help and advice from these people and hard work on the
part of the participant, the market hog project can be a
very rewarding experience.
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