Selecting Pigs for Youth Swine Shows
Photos of a heavily muscled pig and a well-muscled pig.



How to Cite

Myers, Nicholas, Timothy T. Marshall, William R. Walker, David L. Prichard, Bill Heltemes, Chris Decubellis, Brian Estevez, Saundra H. TenBroeck, and Chad Carr. 2012. “Selecting Pigs for Youth Swine Shows: 4H-SWG-04/4H210, Rev. 4/2012”. EDIS 2012 (5). Gainesville, FL.


Are you interested in participating in a swine show? This revised 8-page fact sheet will help youth exhibitors determine how and where to purchase a project pig and provide information on what the student should look for when purchasing the pig in order to do well. Published by the UF Department of 4-H Youth Development, April 2012.


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