Everyday Ag

Audio Tour – Swine barn

by Dennis Switzer-KKTY, Wyoming FFA, Wyoming State Fair | Everyday Ag

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Swine Barn

Everyday Ag – Audio Tour

Swine Barn

Everyday Ag – Audio Tour

Welcome to the Swine exhibit at the Wyoming State Fair! Swine, or pigs, are remarkable animals with significant contributions to agriculture. Pork, the meat obtained from pigs, is one of the most widely consumed meats worldwide. Pigs are known for their excellent meat quality and high productivity. They are also efficient converters of feed into meat, making them an essential part of the food supply chain. Pigs provide us with a wide range of products, including bacon, ham, sausages, and more. Beyond their meat, pigs also play a crucial role in waste management, as their manure can be used as fertilizer. Explore the Swine exhibit and learn more about these intelligent and valuable animals.”

There are many different breeds of pigs and there is a variety of them here now. Most of the pigs you see here have genetics from multiple breeds. This can be referred to as cross-breeds. When looking around make sure to notice all of the different characteristics of the pigs. 

Pigs are shown very differently in the show ring than other animals. The exhibitors use pig whips to guide them around the ring. When hearing the term whip you might think of these contestants whipping their animals in a harsh manner. However, they are only using the sticks to direct the pig where it needs to go. During the contest, the students will guide their pig around the ring to show it off to the judges. This will involve showing all angles of the pig to the judge. 

In this barn, you will see many things happening. The exhibitors will be cleaning their pigs and their pens. This will involve lots of movement and noise around the barn.

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