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Breeding and Market Swine

Why Swine?

The swine project teaches participants proper methods of selecting, raising, breeding and marketing swine. Either market or breeding animals can be raised.

Starting Out

  • Learn about swine
  • How to produce a safe, wholesome product
  • Identify the parts of a pig
  • Different types of feed
  • Evaluating swine
  • Learn about nutritional requirements for swine
  • Learn about a pig’s digestive system
  • Identifying common swine diseases
  • Learn how to keep records
  • Learn how to assume responsibility

Learning More
  • Investigate technology’s impact on swine production
  • Exhibit animal on tour, achievement day or at a fair
  • Purchase, feed and care for animals
  • Evaluate project with leader
  • Learn about goal setting
  • Gain knowledge of sound management practices
  • Develop sportsmanship
  • Develop public speaking skills

Exploring Depth
  • How to deal with current issues relating to raising swine
  • Gain leadership skills by helping others learn about swine
  • Explore career opportunities in the swine industry
  • Build lifelong friendship